Page 1


SUMMER IN aspen 2012

Only two blocks from bike path! • Best Patio Dining in Carbondale!

lutely Outstanding Pizza o s b ” -Local Restaurant Review “A Award Winning Food and Service 801 Main Court Carbondale, CO

This Main Street restaurant is four-time winner “Best Carbondale Restaurant” and a genuine local’s favorite. A popular gathering spot for friends and families to enjoy everything from a pint of Fat Tire Ale on the patio to a hearty meal in the dining room and live music Saturday nights. So step in and enjoy award-winning pizza, fresh pastas, fine ales, and legendary friendly service.

Full Bar • Huge Dining Room • Carry Out Parking

Open 7 days a week 11am-10pm (open until 11pm Memorial Day-Labor Day)


Professional Affordable

CATERING call or visit for details

MENU SAMPLER Spinart Dip Spinach & artichoke hearts blended into a creamy parmesan dip & served warm with seasoned foccacia bread & veggies.

Pear and Walnut Salad Mixed greens, carmelized onion, sliced pear, roasted walnuts, goat cheese, kalmata olives and balsamic vinaigrette.

Pasta Saltica Penne tossed with sundried tomato pest, balsamic onions and arugula. Topped with fresh basil, feta and broiled salmon.

Pesto Chicken Sandwich Crispy breaded chicken breast topped with provolone, lettuce, tomato, onion & pesto mayo.

Caramel Apple Bake Housemade cinnamon apple compote topped with sugar cookie dough and baked golden brown then topped with vanilla ice cream.

Gluten Free Pizzas!




Mondays All you can eat Pasta Marinara for $4.49 Includes e Tuesdays Take it easy!... $2.75 Easy Street Wheat Pints soup or ntrée, s and bev alad (4-Close) erage Wednesdays It’s Hump Day!...$2.75 Fat Tire Pints and $3.75 Cosmo’s (4-Close) Thursdays 8” 1 Topping Pizza $4.99 ALL DAY! Fridays Join us for Friday Afternoon Club 4 -6 $2.99 pints, cocktails, wine & “snackatizers” Saturdays Early Bird Halfsies: half price apps until 5pm Limit 2, dine in only, Summer Concert Series... LIVE MUSIC 7PM on our outdoor stage! Sundays Glass of wine for $1 with any pasta (Select from our $5.25 wines)

Fresh Homemad e Soups

White Way Chicken, bacon, sliced plum tomato, fresh mushroom, smoked provolone & homemade alfredo sauce.

Italian Stallion Stuffed Pizza Serious portions of pepperoni, italian sausage, salami, meatballs, Canadian bacon, onion & extra mozzarella inside a double crusted pizza

Mean Green Housemade-pesto sauce, fresh spinach, sliced roma tomato, artichoke & fresh garlic.


TV’s in every room!

SUMMER IN aspen 2012


Table of Contents


Summer 2012 GUNILLA R. ASHER Co-Manager/ Advertising Director RYAN SLABAUGH Co-Manager/Editor ASHTON HEWITT Advertising Manager ACCOUNT MANAGERS Christian Henrichon Jeff Hoffman David Laughren Su Lum Max Vadnais Louise Walker WRITER PHOTOGRAPHERS Jill Beathard Brady Hurley Stewart Oksenhorn Rustin Gudim Robin Smith


12 4|

SUMMER IN aspen 2012












The Arts










Locals’ Choice

GRAPHIC DESIGNERS Louie Atencio Carly Hoover Rohann Million Malisa Samsel CREATIVE TEAM SUPERVISOR Afton Groepper DISTRIBUTION Bob Lombardi


The Aspen Times 301 East Main Street Aspen, CO 81611 p. 970-925-3414 f. 970-925-6240 Copyright © 2012 The Aspen Times All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without express written permission is strictly prohibited.

It’s All About Style

Photos: David O. Marlow

furniture. accessories. rugs. interior design. design studio & rug gallery 160 south side drive basalt 970-927-6556 m-f 9-5

retail store 530 basalt ave basalt 970.927.9393 m-f 10-6 | sat 10-5


SUMMER IN aspen 2012



MILES OF HAPPY TRAILS Hundreds of miles of trails are available to hikers within the White River National Forest. We’re recommending just a few of our favorite day and overnight hikes where you’ll get the most out of your wilderness experience.


n the Roaring Fork Valley, we are fortunate to have access to six of the eight major wilderness areas of the White River National Forest. Each area offers a vast selection of hikes and mountain bike rides with varying degrees of difficulty, not to mention plenty of sweeping wildflower fields and stunning alpine lakes. Get out there and explore — just don’t forget your sturdy shoes, rain gear, adequate water and snacks.


SUMMER IN aspen 2012

For information on many more hikes and bikes, including maps, visit one of the two White River National Forest ranger offices in Aspen (806 W. Hallam St., 970-9253445) and Carbondale (620 Main St., 970-963-2266).


6.4 miles round trip Th is strenuous-yet-popular hike

leads through groves of aspen and pine trees to a high-mountain lake. Drive west on Highway 82 from Aspen, then turn onto Castle Creek Road from the roundabout. Drive 10 miles up the Castle Creek Valley until you see the Elk Mountain Lodge, a large log structure, on the left. The trailhead and parking are on the right. The trail starts steep, switching back and forth for about 1.5 miles before reaching a spruce stand where it levels out. Continue hiking to a large meadow divided by aspen trees. The trail then rejoins the forest and rises more gently. About a half-mile before the lake, the trail crosses areas of rockslides. The lake, at 11,365 feet, is just beyond the second slide. RED BRICK CENTER FOR THE ARTS




eco-art exhibition: reclaimed art workshops


resident artists exhibition 6th annual artist tribute &        july 24th, 6pm

art workshops AUGUST:

sculpture exhibition art workshops

HAPPENINGS @ THE BRICK unique historical venue ÉˆÔŻLVWÉĄ ʖɚȞHĘŁLČŤĘ‘QČŞÉ? monthly exhibitions website featuring artists’ index ÉˆÔŤÉĄHĘ?XFDʤLĘ?ÉšĘ URĘ”UĘ‹PÉĄ dance studio ʓȞȭÉ?ZĘ?Ę NĘ‚KĘ?SÉĄcommunity multi-media conference room


110 east hallam 970.429.2777 SUMMER IN aspen 2012



9.6 miles round trip Given its proximity to the mostvisited tourist attraction in Aspen, the Maroon Bells, this steep trail is well-worn. The trail starts at Maroon Lake. At the far end of the lake, bear right to merge with the Maroon BellsSnowmass Lake Trail. Hike this trail to Crater Lake. At the bulletin board near the lake, take the right fork, which climbs steadily through the trees up Minnehaha Gulch. In about a mile the trail exits the gulch into a vast alpine meadow. Buckskin Pass looms ahead. You’ll come to a sign for the Willow Lake trail junction in another half-mile. Take the left fork, pass through a meadow and climb the steep switchbacks to Buckskin Pass, where you’ll be rewarded with a panorama of the Elk Mountains. Through Labor Day, access to Maroon Lake is limited to shuttle buses only; buses depart regularly from the base of Aspen Highlands from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily (the last bus from the Maroon Bells leaves at 5 p.m.). After Labor Day, the buses will run on weekends through September. The cost is $6 for adults; $4 for children 6-16 and seniors; free for children under 6. All tickets are just $3 on Wednesdays this summer. Call 970-9258484 for more transit information. CATHEDRAL LAKE

9.6 miles round trip Both tough and extremely popular, the trail follows Pine Creek canyon, ascending through forest, alpine meadows and scree fields to a high-mountain lake. It’s a steep climb for the fi rst section, then levels out at the top of the canyon before ascending again. Views of the Elk Mountain Range from the trail are spectacular. From Aspen, drive west on Highway 82 to the roundabout, then turn onto Castle Creek Road. Drive 12.2 miles up the valley. Turn right shortly after


SUMMER IN aspen 2012

passing the Ashcroft ghost town on the left. Follow the gravel road a half-mile to the trailhead. CRATER LAKE

3.6 miles round trip Th is popular trail starts at Maroon Lake and leads to the base of the Maroon Bells. To encounter fewer people, hike it early or late in the day. (For access to the trail, see Buckskin Pass listing.) Traverse the meadow to the far end of Maroon Lake, then pick up the Maroon-Snowmass Trail to the right. You’ll face a steady climb through aspen trees up to the lake. Dogs are not allowed within 100 feet of Crater Lake. CONUNDRUM LAKE

17 miles round trip Th is moderate trail is used most frequently by backpackers seeking out the warm waters of the Conundrum Hot Springs, a set of natural pools at 11,200 feet. Many day hikers use it to access some pretty meadows and bridged stream crossings. The views of mountains and wildflowers are superb. To get to the trailhead, drive west from Aspen on Highway 82 to the roundabout. Turn onto Castle Creek Road and go five miles to Conundrum Road. Make a right and continue for 1.1 miles to the trailhead. If the parking lot is full, backtrack to an overflow lot on Castle Creek Road; don’t park on Conundrum Road. HUNTER CREEK VALLEY

6 miles round trip This is the gateway to Aspen’s backyard — Hunter Creek Valley. Visitors and locals go for the beauty and the feeling of being a world away from town. To get there from town, walk or drive north on Mill Street, bear left onto Red Mountain Road after crossing the bridge over the Roaring Fork River, then take the next right onto Lone Pine Road.

Trail access is behind the Hunter Creek Condos (look for the sign). Descend some steps to a shaded path that follows Hunter Creek, climbing steadily to the Benedict Bridge, which crosses Hunter Creek. It’s then a somewhat steep and rocky uphill until the Forest Service boundary sign and the meadows of Hunter Creek Valley, which stretch out around you. Hike into the meadow past the Forest Service sign, staying left at junctures. You’ll soon spot a side trail to the left, which descends to the 10th Mountain Bridge across Hunter Creek. After you cross the bridge, you’ll see the remains of several old cabins in a meadow. Follow the trail past these structures, paralleling Hunter Creek. After a mile or so, look for a small footbridge on the right; cross Hunter Creek again and hike back down the other side of it. You’ll wind up on the main trail again and can retrace your steps back to Aspen. For a longer hike or bike ride, follow the signs to Smuggler Mountain and descend that way. LOST MAN LOOP

8.8 miles round trip This semi-loop hike passes three great mountain lakes. If you don’t like to climb a lot at 11,000 feet, start at the upper trailhead (at the last bend in the road before the pass). Also, be aware that the trail does not make a true loop — there is a gap of four miles along Highway 82, so you’ll need to set up a car shuttle. To reach the lower trailhead, drive 14 miles east of Aspen on Highway 82 to the parking area directly across from Lost Man Campground. From the upper trailhead, take the right fork shortly after the parking area. About one-third of a mile ahead, the trail crosses the Roaring Fork River, where it begins to climb. Independence Lake, the first one you’ll come to, is surrounded by a flower-carpeted area

STAR GAZER, ICE CREAM SOCIAL June 20th @ 8pm The kickoff event of the Kids BBQ Season! 700 Gillespie St, Aspen

• High-Tech ice cream prepared by a physicist using liquid nitrogen • Stories of the Heavens told by Spellbinders story tellers • Description of the Stars by Dr Daryl Haggard, Northwestern University • Bring a blanket to sit on and some binoculars

PHYSICS IS FOR KIDS WEEKLY BBQ’S Wednesdays June 27th - Aug.15th 5-6pm Food & Experiments 6-6:30pm Physics Talks 700 Gillespie St, Aspen

June 27: Scott Dodelson Dark Matter | Brad Marston, experiment July 11: Ron Plesser Why sky is blue, etc July 18: Vijay Balasubrananan Biophysics July 25: Graham Kribs Physics of Climbing Aug 1: Shufang Su | Particle Physics | Craig Maloney, experiment Aug 8: Eduard Vives | Shape Memory Materials Aug 15: Elisabeth Bouchaud Fun ‘Mechanics of Material

ASPEN SCIENCE FESTIVAL & STREET FAIR Sunday Aug 12, 2012 Paepcke Park, Main St, Aspen

The Event will feature a non-stop program of interactive exhibits, experiments, games and shows designed to entertain and inspire.

All these fun kid friendly events are FREE!



SUMMER IN aspen 2012


with lots of marsh marigolds. From the lake to the top of the saddle, it’s a steep climb. From the top, you’ll be able to see Lost Man Lake below. This can be a good turnaround point if you want a shorter hike. The drop to Lost Man Lake is steep. Cairns mark the trail, which descends into a marshy, muddy valley floor. About two miles from the lake, you’ll come to a junction with the South Fork Trail. Go left to stay on the Lost Man Trail. At the sevenmile mark, the trail crosses a creek, and Lost Man Reservoir is about a mile farther ahead. Beyond the reservoir, the trail splits. Stay straight and cross the wooden bridge to reach the lower parking area. MAROON LAKE

1.5 miles round trip Th is is probably the busiest trail in the Aspen area, but it does afford an awesome view of the distinctive Maroon Bells, two pyramid-shaped twin peaks. Just be prepared for lots of company. (For access to the Bells, see Buckskin Pass listing.) The trail follows the northwestern side of Maroon Lake and then leads to several beaver ponds. It’s great for families and lots of picture taking. RIO GRANDE TRAIL

Valleywide Th is well-loved trail for hikers, bikers, in-line skaters and joggers follows the old Denver & Rio Grande Railroad right of way and parallels the Roaring Fork River. It’s primarily flat, and the fi rst couple of miles are on pavement. An easy place to pick it up is across from the Aspen post office; from there you can go all the way to Glenwood Springs. The scenery runs the gamut: from views of the ski areas to small canyons and waterfalls. A popular outing is to bike to the Woody Creek Tavern for

10 |

SUMMER IN aspen 2012

lunch. And don’t worry: You don’t necessarily have to walk or bike back. Buses to Aspen stop near the trailhead at the Upper Woody Creek Bridge, or you can call a taxi from the tavern.

Snowmass Village DITCH TRAIL

1.7 miles one way Th is trail, which has no incline of which to speak, is perfect for the entire family. About 1.7 miles one way (the natural turnabout point is the bench offering killer views of Mount Daly), the Ditch Trail starts from the Divide parking lot in Snowmass Village. GOVERNMENT TRAIL

19.6 miles round trip This out-and-back hike/bike is a local favorite, particularly popular with mountain bikers and trail runners. The trail starts partway up the Snowmass Ski Area; easily access it via the Burlingame lift. Another good access point is at the top of Wood Run in Snowmass Village. Mountain bikers will find this trail requires strong technical riding ability because of stream crossings, rocks and other obstacles. After traversing the ski area at Snowmass, the trail cuts across Burnt Mountain and eventually runs across Buttermilk Mountain ski area. It ends at Maroon Creek Road in Aspen near Iselin Park. If you choose to stop here (9.8 miles), you can ride or hike into Aspen or take a bus back to Snowmass Village. RIM TRAIL

15 miles round trip Mountain bikers revere this trail, but it’s also a good alternative for a half-day hike. Start behind the Mountain View condos in Snowmass Village and begin the steep climb up the singletrack trails full of switchbacks. Th is challenging route, some of

which is through aspen groves, continues for several miles over to the Horse Ranch trail, above the Snowmass Rodeo grounds.


16 miles round trip Th is is a favorite for local mountain bikers as well as hikers. Be warned: The fi rst mile of this trail is tough. Then it flattens out — but not much. The reward is a great view from the top. The trail runs along a ridge before ending at Sloane Peak; from there you can either turn around or, especially if you’re on two wheels, hook into one of several trails and Forest Service roads that will eventually bring you to the small town of Lenado. Pick up a map for reference, or you could wander around for days. The trailhead can be accessed by foot or bike off the Basalt-Old Snowmass Trail along Highway 82 (behind the Roaring Fork Club). It’s also accessible by car: Drive east from Basalt on Highway 82 and take a left at Bishop Drive (you’ll see a house that looks like a windmill). Bear left and go up the hill through the Holland Hills subdivision; stay left again when the road turns to dirt. CHAPMAN LAKE

1.5 miles round trip Th is heavily wooded trail accesses a pretty mountain lake that’s popular for its fishing and easy access. The trail gains only 300 feet in elevation, following the mountainside contour and topping off on the bench where the lake sits. Follow Frying Pan Road for about 28 miles from Basalt, past Ruedi Reservoir, Meredith and Thomasville. Turn right on Forest Road 504 at Norrie. Drive across the river and climb the road’s rough switchbacks for about three miles.




Take the left fork, continue for one mile and take the right fork to the trailhead on the left side of the road (about a half-mile).

As you begin hiking, you’ll notice what was one of the fi rst hydroelectric plants in the country; it provides power for the private Woods Lake Resort (please respect private property signs in this area). The trail travels through aspen stands along the edge of the resort. It’s then a gradual climb to Eagle Lake, just within the wilderness boundary.




6 miles round trip

7 miles round trip

Th is hike to an alpine lake is in an especially beautiful area, adjacent to the Holy Cross Wilderness. Drive 22 miles from Basalt up Frying Pan Road, then, just past the second bridge after the reservoir, make a left on Forest Road 400. After a steep climb of about five miles, the road goes through Lime Park. At the upper end of the park, turn right onto road 506. When the road forks again after a mile, take the left fork for about three miles to the trailhead bulletin board.

Th is trail is well maintained, but it does get heavily used. The two namesake lakes, at the base of Mount Sopris, are about onequarter mile apart, with lots of designated camping. The hike is beautiful, lined with wildflowers and scenic overlooks. Follow the directions in the Hay Park description below to reach the trailhead. Those bound to summit 12,953foot Mount Sopris often camp overnight at Thomas Lakes before climbing the peak.

14.5 miles round trip Th is is a wonderful, historic route for mountain biking; you can also hike it, though the route follows a four-wheel-drive road the entire way. From Carbondale, travel south on Highway 133 for 22 miles to the Marble turnoff. Drive east on the Marble Road (County Road 3), through the small town, until you see the “four-wheel drive recommended” sign. Park there unless you have a four-wheeldrive vehicle; if you do, drive to the top of the fi rst hill, where there’s a junction and a small parking area. At the junction, continue straight to Crystal City, a former mining town where only a few cabins now remain. The historic Crystal Mill can be seen just before entering town. After town, the road becomes more primitive. After climbing the fi rst hill, you’ll come to a junction. Go left (the right fork leads over Schofield Pass toward Crested Butte). From here it’s about 10 miles back to Marble past waterfalls, wildflowers and high, snowcapped ridges. SUMMER IN aspen 2012

| 11

BIKING in the region

Whether you like fat tires or skinny, the Aspen/Snowmass region has plenty of opportunities for two-wheeled adventures, or just a lazy ride through town to stop at your favorite shops. Aspen is bike-friendly, so don’t take you bike up on the sidewalks. Educate yourself on local traffic laws, and have a great, safe time. 12 |

SUMMER IN aspen 2012

Where to Mountain Bike

Where to Road Bike

Hire A Guide

• RIO GRANDE TRAIL: Named for the old railroad line whose tracks it follows, this 19-mile trail, located north of town, takes a ride from Aspen to Emma with an easy grade, perfect for beginner riders. Join it in the middle of town where it is paved and take it for miles.

• MAROON CREEK ROAD: From mid-June to September, this road, which leads to the popular Maroon Bells Wilderness Area, is closed to all motorized traffic except shuttle buses, making it an especially enjoyable ride for bikers. From the Roundabout just west of town on Highway 82, turn on to Maroon Creek Road and ride 10 miles to Maroon Lake.

FOR UNDER $100, you can experience a guided tour of what the Aspen valley has to offer. Guided rides are perfect for those who may be new to the sport or who are interested in getting the lay of the land from a local professional. Check out the local bike shops for detailed maps of trails and terrain, for advice on the best rides and for all your gear needs.

• OWL CREEK TRAIL: Starting at Buttermilk Ski Area, this easy, less-than-5-mile trail connects the town of Aspen with Snowmass Village with some hills. • HUNTER CREEK VALLEY TRAIL : Paralleling Hunter Creek, this trail, with public parking at lower and upper access points, is a favorite among local riders. In Aspen, head north on Mill Street and bear left at Red Mountain Road. For access to lower trailhead, take next right at Lone Pine Road after bridge crossing, and following signs for parking on the left. For upper access, follow Red Mountain Road about a mile and take a right onto Hunter Creek Road. About a half mile further you should see signs for parking. • SKI RESORTS: including Buttermilk, Aspen Meadows and Snowmass, all maintain bike trails on their downhill ski terrain, during the summer season. Visit their Web sites for more information.

• INDEPENDENCE PASS: Th is mountain pass (Highway 82 between Aspen and Twin Lakes) is not for beginners — in fact, it’s barely for pros. Grueling as this 10 percent grade road may be, it’s a popular route for Aspen area road biking die-hards. (37 miles from town-to-town.)

Fees and Cost FEES may be associated with lift/gondola access to some resort trails. Trails located on National Forest land are free and open to the public. Local shops rent everything from full suspension mountain bikes to road bikes to kids trailers for rates that range from $10/hour to $90/day.

SUMMER IN aspen 2012

| 13

rivers Rip it up on the


hether you’re looking for a heart-in-yourthroat adrenaline rush or just a scenic float, an assortment of local outfitters offer a variety of rafting adventures on nearby rivers. The rollicking Class III Shoshone rapids through Glenwood Canyon — the valley’s most popular section of whitewater — is perfect for fi rst-timers looking for a little excitement. For experienced, fit paddlers, a number of guiding outfits offer Class IV and V trips on the Pine Creek and Numbers sections of the Arkansas River. (The faint-hearted need not apply.) Host to both the world-class Colorado and Roaring Fork rivers, Glenwood Springs offers rafting for whitewater enthusiasts of all levels. If a float is more your speed, take a trip along the

Aspen Seals Aspen Seals is a mobile company that operates out of Aspen. 970-618-4569 Aspen Seals offers instruction and guided trips for the latest in whitewater adventure — whitewater sledging. Developed in New Zealand, whitewater sledges are

14 |

SUMMER IN aspen 2012

Roaring Fork River. Or journey through Glenwood Canyon on the Colorado River via the Grizzly Creek-toTwo Rivers Park route. Rafting outfitters provide all the amenities required for safe river running and can even arrange for a picnic lunch after the trip is complete. There’s also the Roaring Fork River, which offers both the mild (Class II Lower Fork) and the wild (Class IV Slaughterhouse). The rafting season for most outfitters begins in May and runs through late August and early September. Water levels vary on the rivers over the course of the summer, so call ahead to fi nd out what trips companies are offering during your stay. Following are a list of guiding outfits and the various trips they offer in the Roaring Fork Valley:

individual “river surfing” boards designed to take participants through rapids face first. Aspen Seals offers a variety of guided trips on the Roaring Fork and Arkansas. Rates vary depending on group size, river and length of outing. Ages 15 and up. RIVERS: • Roaring Fork: Toothache (Class

II and III), Upper Woody (Class II and III) and Slaughterhouse (Class III-IV). • Arkansas River: Pine Creek (Class III-V), Numbers (Class III-V),

Aspen Whitewater Rafting

520 Durant Ave., Aspen. 970-920-3511; 866-377-4837 Aspen Whitewater Rafting is a small guiding company with 10 guides. It’s also one of the most trusted, with more than 75 years of combined guiding experience on local rivers. Full-day and half-day trips are available for paddlers of all ability levels on the Roaring Fork River and the Arkansas. Inflatable kayak (ducky) trips are also offered. Rates vary depending on length of trip and river. For a trip that’s also educational, take the EcoTrip on the Roaring Fork and learn about local plant and animal life and water’s role in the local environment. RIVERS: • Roaring Fork: Middle Roaring Fork (Class II and III), Cemetery (Class II and III), Eco-Trip (Class II), Upper Roaring Fork (Class III) and Slaughterhouse Falls (Class IV). Ducky trips available near Basalt Mountain (Class II and III). • Arkansas River: Fractions (Class III), Browns (Class III), Numbers (Class IV) and Pine Creek/ Numbers (Class IV and V). • Colorado River: Shoshone (Class III).

Blazing Adventures Locations on the Snowmass Village Mall and 555 E. Durant Ave. (Gondola Plaza) in Aspen. 970-923-4544; 800-282-7238 Blazing Adventures has catered to individuals, families and groups in Aspen for 35 years and offers the largest selection of fulland half-day raft and inflatable kayak trips on the Roaring Fork, Arkansas and Colorado rivers. Expert guides offer something for everyone, from mild half-day Class II and III trips for families and kids on the lower Roaring Fork River to intense outings on the Class IV

Something for everyone and V rapids on the Pine Creek/ Numbers section of the Arkansas River. Costs vary depending on which trip (trips closer to Aspen are the cheapest) and the length of the trip. Overnight raft/fishing trips on the Gunnison River also are offered. RIVERS: • Roaring Fork: Upper Roaring Fork (Class III), Slaughterhouse (Class IV), Middle Roaring Fork (Class II and III) and Lower Roaring Fork (Class II and III). Ducky, or inflatable kayak, trips available on the Middle Roaring Fork (Class II and III). • Colorado River: Shoshone (Class III and IV) and Triple Shoshone (Class III). • Arkansas River: Browns Canyon (Class III and IV), Numbers (Class IV) and Pine Creek/Numbers (Class IV and V).

Elk Mountain Expeditions 902 Highway 133, Carbondale. 970-456-6287 Launched this year by Aspen natives James Foerster and Langdon Adams, Elk Mountain Expeditions runs trips in the Roaring Fork and Crystal rivers. Trips offered vary from a scenic float in view of Mount Sopris to an advanced ride over Slaughterhouse on the Roaring Fork. Staff member Elly Harder said for the company’s fi rst season it is specializing in private and custom trips. “It’ll be small,” Harder said. “(There’s) a lot more guide interaction — a little more personal experience.” Duration and prices vary by trip. RIVERS: • Crystal River: Avalanche (Class II and III) and Mount Sopris Scenic (Class II) • Roaring Fork River: Slaughterhouse (Class IV), Upper Roaring Fork (Class III) and Lower Roaring

Each company offers a specific niche that they feel is their stock in trade. Aspen Whitewater boasts of its smaller trips which top out at four boats so “you’re with 20 of your best friends rather than 60 of them,” owner Jim Ingram said. The company also features an Eco Tour led by a specially trained naturalist from Jackson Hole’s acclaimed Teton Science School. While novelty is great, most guests prefer the regular river runs on the Arkansas, Roaring Fork and Colorado Rivers. There’s no shortage of choices depending on your nerve and the river’s daily levels. For a lively whitewater adventure, consider the Slaughterhouse stretch of the Roaring Fork or Pine Creek/Numbers on the Arkansas. Though the Arkansas River trips are on the eastern side of the Continental Divide, which requires a trek over Independence Pass, in reality the drive time is about comparable to the trip downvalley to Glenwood Springs (where the Colorado River trips take place). Easiest to access and arguably a river that has it all, the Roaring Fork runs utilize the upper, middle and lower sections, depending upon the season. That and the Crystal River are most likely to have mellow floats at their disposal. In general, beginners and intermediates can handle class II and II/III rivers while class IV/V rated waterways are best left to the advanced rafters.

Fork (Class II). • Colorado River: South Canyon (Class III+)

Blue Sky Adventures 319 Sixth St. (Hotel Colorado), Glenwood Springs. 970-945-6605; 877-945-6605 The oldest Glenwood Springs rafting company, Blue Sky Adventures specializes in guided halfand full-day raft trips through Glenwood Canyon on the Colorado River. Trips on the lower SUMMER IN aspen 2012

| 15

Upper Level of Snowmass Village Mall 970-923-3515

308 South Hunter St. Aspen 970-544-9263

3 5 .3 % 4 $)..%23

MENU SAMPLING • HOUSE FAVORITES • Smoked Beef Brisket ________________ 9.95 Piled high on a bun with cheddar cheese and our own BBQ sauce

Crab Cake Sandwich _______________ 11.25 Homemade crab cakes with lettuce, tomato, onion, and tarter sauce

• PHILLY CHEESESTEAKS • All Sandwiches served with French Fries or Tater Tots

Regular Philly ____________________ 9.25 w/sautĂŠed peppers and onions, American cheese

Mushroom Philly ___________________ 9.50 w/ sautĂŠed mushrooms, American cheese

• BURGERS • Cheeseburger __________________________ 5.95 Ÿ lb w/American, provolone, swiss, or cheddar

Chili Cheeseburger _________________ 7.95 w/chili, cheddar-jack cheese

Mushroom Swiss Burger______________ 7.95 w/sautĂŠed mushrooms, swiss cheese

Zane’s Burger __________________________ 8.25


" TL ABsCkPVaUbPout V o OFuXrSpJWrFivaSte STJEF EtJOrOipFsS!


w/bacon, cheddar, sautĂŠed onions and mushrooms

• CHICKEN SANDWICHES • Asian Garlic Chicken Sandwich ________ 9.50 w/ Asian garlic chili sauce

Cajun Chicken Sandwich _____________ 9.50 w/Cajun sauce Menu items & prices vary between locations & are subject to change. we reserve the right to add a gratuity. Price subject to change.


SUMMER IN aspen 2012

L]^iZlViZgGV[i^c\!?ZZe^c\! @VnV`^c\!7^`^c\!=^`^c\!bjX]bdgZ


.'(")*))dg&"-%%"'-'"G6;I lll#WaVo^c\VYkZcijgZh#Xdb

Roaring Fork River and inflatable kayak adventures are also offered. Rates vary depending on length of trip and river. Packages and youth pricing are also available. RIVERS: • Colorado: Shoshone (Class II through IV).

Glenwood Canyon Rafting 2610 Gilstrap Court, Glenwood Springs. 970-384-0445; 877-384-0445 Glenwood Canyon Rafting specializes in half- and full-day trips through Glenwood Canyon on the Colorado River and on the lower Roaring Fork River. The company has its own private takeout on the Colorado and also offers tasty barbecue lunches with its raft trips. Rates vary depending on length

Whitewater Raft Trips

Owned and operated by a professional staff that has been guiding local rivers for more than 26 years. Offering fun and safe adventures on the Roaring Fork and Arkansas Rivers.

520 E. Durant Avenue | Aspen CO 81611 (Inside Hamilton Sports)

970.920.3511 • 866.377.4837 or visit us at SUMMER IN aspen 2012

| 17

of trip and river. Packages are a lso available. RIVERS: • Colorado: Shoshone (Class III).

Rock Gardens Rafting 1308 County Road 129, Glenwood Springs (I-70 Exit 119 at No Name). 970-945-6737; 800-958-6737 Rock Gardens Rafting specializes in half- and full-day trips through Glenwood Canyon on the Colorado River. Rates vary depending on length of trip and river. A variety of packages — including group trips and combo trips — and youth pricing are also available, as well as tubing on the Colorado. RIVERS: • Colorado: Shoshone (Class III).

Up Tha Creek Expeditions P.O. Box 3251 Glenwood Springs. 970-947-0030; 877-98-CREEK Up Tha Creek offers it all: Mild Class II and III trips through South Canyon on the Colorado River to “extreme” outings through Gore Canyon on the upper Colorado. Kayak instruction and inflatable kayak rental offered. Rates vary depending on length of trip and river. Youth pricing is also available. RIVERS: • Colorado: South Canyon (Class III), Gore Canyon (Class V), Little Gore (Class III). • Roaring Fork: Slaughterhouse (Class IV), Upper Roaring Fork (Class III), Middle Fork (Class III) and Lower Fork (Class III). • Crystal River: Avalanche Creek (Class III) and Crystal Flats (Class II).

Lakota Guides P.O. Box 4175, Vail, 970-845-RAFT (7238) Lakota Guides offers a variety of full- and half-day trips for paddlers of all abilities on the Colorado and Arkansas rivers. Clients from the Aspen area typically meet guides over Independence Pass in Granite before trips on the Arkansas. Rates vary depending on length of trip and river. A hot lunch served riverside or a snack is included on all trips. Private and custom trips and youth pricing are also available. RIVERS: • Colorado: Shoshone (Class II and III), Upper Colorado (Class I and II), Shoshone 3-peat (Class III) • Arkansas: Browns Canyon (Class III), Numbers (Class IV), Granite/ Pine Creek/Numbers (Class IV and V) and Gore Canyon (Class V).

Now in our 13th year!

Come join the Fun Now!

Camp Cozy Point Aspen’s Only Public Summer Riding Camp Camp Cozy Point is an equestrian day camp for beginners to experienced competitors. Riders learn safety and responsibility in a fun environment while participating in every aspect of the horses life and ranch activities. Classes in equine anatomy, veterinary skills, grooming, tacking and art complete the experience. June 11 - August 24 • Monday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm Camp Cozy Point also offers the “Sustainable Farmyard Education Project” where campers learn hands-on gardening and animal husbandry skills coupled with healthy living habits. For more information and reservations call 970-922-0025 or visit us at

Located on Highway 82 • 6 miles from Aspen • 220 Juniper Hill Road Camp Cozy Point focuses on cultivating confident & responsible riders with a foundation in basic horsemanship.

18 |

SUMMER IN aspen 2012


The ball really does travel farther


f it weren’t for the mountains and the whole skiing thing, the Roaring Fork Valley might be best known as a golfi ng mecca. Seven courses line the valley floor from Carbondale to Aspen, including two private signature Jack Nicklaus courses in the midvalley and one of the most beautiful municipal courses in the state, the Aspen Golf Club. At 7,136 yards, it is also one of the longest in the state. Being that this is golf, in and around Aspen, no less, it comes as no surprise that a round of 18 at a local course can be an expensive proposition — even on the public courses. As for a round at the immaculate Roaring Fork Club at Basalt — the second of the two Nicklaus courses — don’t even bother calling to reserve a tee time unless you know a member or you’re a Basalt resident.

SUMMER IN aspen 2012

| 19

Designer: Unknown Tee boxes: Red, 1,018 yards; White, 1,108 yards Practice: Putting green Amenities: Concession area Directions: Off Highway 82 between mile markers 14 and 15

ASPEN GLEN CLUB 0545 Bald Eagle Way, Carbondale. 970-704-1988

For the average Joe Duffer, however, there are still places in the valley where you can swing a wood without putting a divot in your wallet. The par-3, nine-hole Ranch at Roaring Fork in Carbondale is a great spot to squeeze in a round, even between other activities. And $19 for a round means you’re paying about two bucks a hole. Following is a list of all the courses from Carbondale to Aspen:

Green fees: Call for details. Tee times: Yes Dress code: Soft spikes, smooth-soled shoes Designer: Dick Phelps Jr. Tee boxes: 7,165 yards, par 71 Practice: Putting green, driving range Amenities: Concession area Directions: Just off the roundabout outside of Aspen

THE RANCH AT ROARING FORK ASPEN VALLEY GOLF CLUB 1000 Truscott Pl, Aspen. 970-925-2145, ext. 2

The 18-hole “Aspen” course at the Aspen Golf < aspx?course=121345> Club facility in Aspen, Colorado features 7,165 yards of golf from the longest tees < aspx?course=121345> for a par of 71 . The course rating is 72.1 and it has a slope rating of 124 on Blue grass. Designed by Dick Phelps Jr, the Aspen golf course opened in 1980. Aspen Sports manages this facility, with Mary Woulfe as the General Manager.

20 |

SUMMER IN aspen 2012

14913 Hwy 82, Carbondale. 970-963-4410 Th is public par-3, 9-hole “executive” course is the exception to the high-end, high-priced courses that permeate the valley, and is ideal for squeezing in a short round after work or another activity. The course features open fairways, some water features and is well maintained. It’s also a great place for beginners and kids. Green fees: $20, $17 for seniors, $15 for juniors (14 and younger). Juniors $10 if accompanying a paying adult. Tee times: First come, first served Dress code: Soft spikes, smooth-soled shoes

Th is private Jack Nicklaus course is one of the most scenic in the valley, with Mount Sopris in the backdrop and the Roaring Fork River running through its 18-hole layout. The signature 18th hole features the only natural island green in the state. Wide-open fairways and expansive greens provide incentive for taking risks. The course is typically not crowded and kept in immaculate condition. Type: Private, 18 holes, par 72 Green fees: Accompanied guests, $135; Unaccompanied, $240 (plus cart fee of $25) Tee Times: Seven days in advance, from 7:30 a.m. Dress code: No denim, collared shirt and Bermuda shorts required. Designer: Nicklaus/Nicklaus II Tee boxes: Gold, 7,455 yards; Blue, 6,830 yards; White, 6,181 yards; Green, 5,342 yards Practice: Driving range, chipping and putting greens. Amenities: Restaurant, pro shop, beverage carts. Directions: From Glenwood Springs, take Highway 82 12 miles toward Aspen. Club is on the right.

RIVER VALLEY RANCH CLUB 303 River Valley Ranch Dr., Carbondale. 970-963-3625

Designed by Jay Moorish, this

gently sloping, open course on the banks of the Crystal River was cut from farmland and offers spectacular views of Mount Sopris from every hole. The 18-hole course has a number of unique, challenging holes, including eight that feature water hazards. Play is typically uncrowded, and the course is walkable. Type: Public, 18 holes, par 72 Green fees: Offseason rates for nonresidents are $70 before 3 p.m., $50 after 3 p.m. Summer rates (June 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sept. 30) for nonresidents are $90 before 3 p.m., $65 after 3 p.m. Tee times: Two weeks in advance, from 7 a.m. Dress code: No denim, collared shirt and spikeless shoes required. Designer: Jay Moorish Tee Boxes: Black, 7,348 yards; Blue, 6,600 yards; White, 5,964; Red, 5,168 yards Directions: Turn on Highway 133 off Highway 82. After two miles, turn right on River Valley Ranch Drive and go 1/4 mile to the clubhouse on the right.

ROARING FORK CLUB 100 Arbaney Ranch Road, Basalt. 970-927-9100 A Nicklaus signature course that runs along both sides of the Roaring Fork River in a parkland setting and features tight, memorable holes, tricky greens, acres of wildflowers and plenty of water stocked with massive trout. The courseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s signature hole is the par4 sixth, where you have to hit over the river to reach the green. Type: Private, 18 holes, par 72 Green fees: Invitation only Dress code: No denim, collared shirt and spikeless shoes required. Designer: Jack Nicklaus

Tee boxes: Black, 7,111 yards; White, 6,567 yards; Sage, 6,003; Rose, 5,004. Practice: Driving range, chipping and putting greens, bunkers. Amenities: Restaurant, pro shop, pool, tennis. Directions: One mile south of Basalt on Highway 82.

SNOWMASS CLUB 39551 Highway 82, Aspen. 970-429-1949 A former cow pasture that makes up for its lack of elevation changes with water on nearly every hole, this championship course is one of the longest municipals in the state, topping out at 7,136 yards. One of the more difficult courses in the valley with the multiple water hazards, trees and other hazards is also one of the most enjoyable to walk. It offers views of Pyramid Peak, Mount Hayden and Independence Pass, and can get crowded during the summer high season. Type: Public, 18 holes, par 71 Green fees: $147.50; $95 after 3 p.m. Includes cart and small bucket of range balls. Oct. 1 through Closing Day, $59 with cart. Junior rate is $45 without a cart. Cart fees: $21 per person for 18 holes; $16 per person for 9 holes. Tee times: More than 5 days in advance book online; within 5 days call the pro shop. Dress code: Collared shirts, no metal spikes. Designer: Frank Hummel Tee boxes: Gold, 7,136; Blue, 6,432 yards; White, 5,579; Red, 5,222. Practice: Driving range, chipping area, practice bunker. Amenities: Restaurant, bar, snack bar.

Directions: One mile west of downtown Aspen on Highway 82.

MAROON CREEK CLUB 10 Club Circle Road, Aspen. 970-920-4080

Opened in 1995, this private, challenging Tom Fazio course features two-tiered greens and sloping fairways and sits alongside the banks of the Maroon Creek at the base of Buttermilk Mountain. An assortment of creeks and ponds come into play on 12 holes, and the first four holes play over a former working ranch bordered by native sagebrush. The remaining 14 holes snake through alpine meadows, climb up a canyon wall and play alongside Maroon Creek and a ravine. The signature par-3, 196-yard seventh hole requires an elevated tee shot to a well-sloped green protected by a creek on the left. Gorgeous flowers speckle the course during the high season. Type: Private, 18 holes, par 70 Green Fees: By member invitation only. Tee times: Seven days in advance, from 7:30 a.m. Dress code: No denim, collared shirt and golf slacks or shorts required. Designer: Tom Fazio Tee boxes: Black, 7,110 yards; Gold, 6,802 yards; Blue, 6,323 yards; Green, 5,802 yards; Red, 5,111 yards. Practice: Driving range, chipping green, practice bunker, pro shop. Amenities: Restaurant, bar, snack bar. Directions: Located just across from Buttermilk Ski Area on Highway 82. Course will close Aug. 12 for renovation. Driving range will remain open. SUMMER IN aspen 2012

| 21


f youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve come to Snowmass this summer hoping to get some skating in, you are in luck. The Roaring Fork Valley is rich in concrete terrain including skateparks designed and built by three of the foremost companies in the world. Snowmass is the latest addition. Almost four years ago, Dreamland Skateparks completed a 10,000 square-foot concrete park at the rodeo grounds at the entrance to Snowmass Village. It has three main elements. In addition to a flow area with the obligatory Burnside bank wall and a variety of small hips that launch into or off of the decks, there are rails and ledges. The vert bowl is 10 feet at its deepest, incorporates three hips and an escalated shallow-end wall coming in at about 6 feet deep. All of this is topped off with Tedderâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s

22 |

SUMMER IN aspen 2012

Check out the huge skatepark in Snowmass Village BY BRADY HURLEY

pool coping handmade in Oregon. Last, but not least, is the backyard-style pool with a quick-transitioned 4-foot shallow end and 8foot deep end in the approximate shape of a peanut. Th is pool is also topped with pool coping. The skatepark is located between a rodeo grounds and the Snowmass Recreation Center and is landscaped with thick grass and flowering trees that provide a bit of shade. Bathrooms and water are available for free. For a fee, showers and pools are available for the traveling skater. Parking is available in the recreation center lot. Skateboarding lessons are offered by Camp Aspen/Snowmass which is run by the Aspen Skiing Co. Another outlet for lessons is Radio Boardshop in Aspen. Skating the park is a good place to eavesdrop on the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival, held across the street.



We all know Aspen’s reputation for being a playground for the rich – specifically those who relish throwing their big bucks around to have a good time. Well, we’re here to tell you that you don’t have to shell out piles of your hard-earned cash to have a good (or even fantastic) time in the Roaring Fork Valley. Some of our favorite activities are extremely inexpensive, and even free! Don’t believe us? Read on for examples of a few smart, budgeted days you can spend in the Aspen area.

DAY 1: Get out there Mother Nature doesn’t care about your bank account — she just wants your admiring eyes and your utmost respect. So, check out our feature on some of our favorite hikes in the valley, which starts on page 6. Pack a lunch and enjoy it with some of our fantastic local scenery, including high alpine lakes, meadows of wildflowers and craggy, still snow-covered peaks. You deserve a hearty dinner after your big day out, but don’t discount some of the valley’s seemingly “high-end” restaurants — many offer bar menus with lower-priced entrees and specials.

ists, take a peak inside the Red Brick Center for the Arts (110 E. Hallam St.), where a hallway gallery displays a wide variety of art, and artists are frequently at work in studio spaces. Feel like you should add some music to your cultural experience? The Benedict Music Tent in the West End has a much-loved free listening lawn, where you’re always welcome to park yourself on a blanket and listen to some classical music by the world-class students of the Aspen Music Festival and School. Check out a schedule of their concerts at

DAY 2: A crush of culture

DAY 3: Play, then relax

Walter Paepcke introduced this area to what he called “The Aspen Idea” — nurturing the body, mind and spirit. So if yesterday’s adventures lifted your spirits and reinvigorated your body, consider giving your mind a workout today by looking into our town’s history and culture scenes. The Aspen Historical Society has several opportunities for you to learn more. Start out your day at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum (620 W. Bleeker St.), a Victorian mansion in Aspen’s West End neighborhood that’s got interesting exhibits and a knowledgeable staff. Visit for more information and schedules. Keep your mind sharp after lunch by exposing yourself to some art —admission is always free to the Aspen Art Museum (590 N. Mill St.), which sits in a picturesque spot along the Roaring Fork River in town. If you’d like to see some of the work of local art-

Have we worn you out yet? If not, maybe today should start with a visit to the Aspen Recreation Center (861 Maroon Creek Road), where for a reasonable fee you can expend some of your leftover energy. The ARC has a fun pool area with a twisting slide and lazy river for the kids, and a nearby lap pool for true swimmers. The facility also features a climbing tower, a huge ice rink, a workout room, sauna and steam room. There are also batting cages outside. The afternoon is all about the most affordable shopping there is: window shopping. In Aspen, no downtown stroll is complete without a stop to check out the kid-friendly action at the unpredictable fountain on the Mill Street Mall. For more suggestions on free and reasonably priced events in the Roaring Fork Valley, check out our calendar of events, starting on page 39 SUMMER IN aspen 2012

| 23


Anderson Ranch Arts Center offers workshops, artist lectures BY JILL BEATHARD


inter might be prime season for some ski town industries, but with more than 150 workshops, artist lectures, weekly auctionettes and other fundraisers, summer is a whirl of activity at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Snowmass Village. The workshops, which are the center’s core business, are offered for all skill levels. Some are more advanced and require participants to submit a portfolio for faculty to determine if they’re eligible, but others are geared toward people with no prior experience. “There’s this myth that’s out there that you have to be an established artist to go to Anderson Ranch, but you have to just have an interest,” said Nancy Wilhelms, the center’s director of marketing and communications. The workshop Reduction Woodcut: transforming landscape from Aug. 27 through 31 is open to all skill levels. The workshop involves mostly hands-on learning in the studio carving and printing a woodblock. Woodblocks can be made at home without a press, said printmaking studio coordinator Eliza-

24 |

SUMMER IN aspen 2012

Co ok in g M us ic •

AndersonRanch arts center

Join the terrific

Tuesday Troop

save the dates

at the Aspen Chapel

Tuesdays July 10th - August 7th

“Mommy and Me”


Children 6 and Under - 9:00-10:30 a.m.

“After Camp Fun”

Annual Art Auction Silent & Live Auctions featuring 250 works of art

Kids ages 7 to 12 - 3:30-5:30 p.m.

JUNE, JULY & AUGUST 6/8, 6/22, 7/6, 7/13, 8/3, 8/17, 8/31

Lunchtime Auctionettes A great opportunity to buy original artwork by Ranch faculty, visiting artists, staff and students. Auctionettes are free and open to the public.

5 session pass $75 (purchase by July 10th) Single visit $20 per session • 970-925-7182 Chapel is Located at the Roundabout

M ak in g

M as k

For a complete schedule of activities go to

Barbeque lunch, 11:45 am ($10) Auctionette 12:15 - 1 pm 5263 Owl Creek Rd., Snowmass Village, CO 81615



JUNE 25 - JULY 21



Winner of three TONY® Awards including Best Musical, AVENUE Q tells the sometimes shockingly funny story of a group of friends seeking their Purpose in life! RATED R

Join a band of pirates on this fantastic musical excursion to bury their treasure.

Mix Hitchcock with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre!


| 25

Featured Artists Lecture Series June 21 .......................Sanford Biggers, 12:30 p.m. July 5 ........... Enrique Martínez Celaya, 12:30 p.m. July 12 .............................. Barry X Ball, 12:30 p.m. July 19 ..................................... Kara Walker, 5 p.m. July 26 ...................... James Casebere, 12:30 p.m. August 2 ..................... Rashid Johnson, 12:30 p.m. August 7 ..................................... Tom Sachs, 5 p.m. August 9 ................................Nick Cave, 12:30 p.m. August 23 ............ Jessica Stockholder, 12:30 p.m. All lectures take place in Schermer Meeting Hall. Free and open to the public. Call 970-923-3181 to reserve a seat.

Other Roaring Fork Valley arts centers offering summer classes and exhibitions: • Red Brick Center for the Arts 110 E. Hallam St., Aspen 970-920-5700 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays • Wyly Community Art Center 99 Midland Avenue, Basalt 970-927-4123 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays • Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities 520 S. Third St., Carbondale 970-963-1680 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays • Aspen Art Museum 590 N. Mill St., Aspen 970-925-8050 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays; noon to 6 p.m. Sundays • Glenwood Center for the Arts 601 E. Sixth St., Glenwood Springs 970-945-2414 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; noon to 4 p.m. weekends

26 |

SUMMER IN aspen 2012

beth Ferrill, but workshop students will use the center’s presses to print images they can take home at the end of the week. “The teacher is very patient and kind, giving step-by-step instruction in all of the aspects of learning to make a reductive woodcut print,” Ferrill said. “Students also get time outside to work from nature, which is the best inspiration.” Jean Gumpper, a visiting associate professor at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, will lead the workshop. The center also offers workshops for kids ages 4 through 17. From June 25 to 29, children can participate in designing a float for Aspen’s Fourth of July parade. Anderson Ranch has won “Best Children’s Float” for the past two years. Registration in workshops is fi lling up quickly, and some programs are already full. Students can register and view the summer workshop catalog online at www. All workshops for adults meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday for the dates scheduled. Times for children’s and teen programs vary, but most are also Monday through Friday.

Summer events The ranch will begin a featured artists lecture series June 21, an annual summer program that brings internationally recognized artists to the campus to speak and present their work. Most of the presentations are at 12:30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Schermer Meeting Hall. The series is free and open to the public, but because of past popularity, reservations are required. Call 970-923-3181 for more information and to register.

Th is summer the center is also offering the opportunity to purchase works of art at its Lunchtime Auctionettes on every other Friday, starting June 8. The events are free and open to the public, with a barbecue lunch at 11:45 a.m. for $10. The auction pieces are donated by visiting artists, center faculty, staff and students.

“We have so much here that’s open to the public,” Wilhelms said. Anderson Ranch’s largest fundraiser, the 32nd annual art auction, is also in the summer. The silent and live auctions on Aug. 11 offer more than 250 pieces of selected art donated by faculty, featured artists or others who have a connection to the center. More than 400 people attended last year’s auction, according to Wilhelms. The silent auction begins at 11:30 a.m., and the event continues with a live auction at 2 p.m. Those who can’t make it to any events can still view the galleries or take a self-guided tour of the campus, which consists of barns and houses transferred from former ranches in the Snowmass Village area. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and located at 5263 Owl Creek Rd.

SUMMER IN aspen 2012

| 27

Glenwood Springs

2 mi


5 km





E Ma

E Hym

en St

an Av e E Coo per A ve

S Asp

in St





E Dur

ant A ve


W Hy


E Ble eker St

Aspe n

S 3rd

W Ho

in St

S Ga

W Ma

N Ga

E Hal lam S t

ill S



rmisc h St


St S 5th

St S 6th

ancis St

llam S



W Fr

N 1st


W Ha

W Ble

uggle r



W Sm

N 5th

St N 6th

N 7th

N 8th



rth St

Lake Ave

W Ha llam

N 4th St

W No

Co Rd 100

E Ho



E Coo

per A ve

E Coo

per A

Wate rs

Downtown Aspen



El Jebel

Need a ride? The Roaring Fork Valley is filled with high-quality restaurants that discourage drinking and driving. If you are planning to have a bottle of wine with dinner, ask your waiter for a recommendation for a cab, or better yet, enjoy the affordable Roaring Fork Transporation Authority bus system. Learn more at

Fryingpan Rd Basalt


Snowmass Village Sardy Field

Aspen A


A quick preview of top summer music in the Roaring Fork Valley BY STEWART OKSENHORN

Elvis Costello & The Blue Beguilers June 16 Benedict Music Tent

30 |

SUMMER IN aspen 2012




SUMMER IN aspen 2012

| 31

Merle Haggard August 28 Belly up


ave we got a way for you to fi ll your time and start imagining the busier — make that louder — months just ahead? Absolutely. The schedule of warm-weather music events is coming in, not in a trickle, but a flood.

The Dandy Warhols

June 13, Belly Up The sharp, ever-evolving alternative rock band from Portland comes armed with their fi rst album in four years, “Th is Machine,” which ditches the psychedelia and snarkiness of previous recordings for a stripped-down, earnest approach.

32 |

SUMMER IN aspen 2012

Elvis Costello & the Blue Beguilers

June 16, Benedict Music Tent Look beyond the question of “Why Elvis Costello for Food & Wine’s 30th anniversary benefit concert?” (because he wrote a song “Fish ‘n’ Chip Paper?” Probably not) and let’s assume that Food & Wine was showing good taste, realizing that Costello is worth serving up at any event.

Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Festival

June 22-24, Benedict Music Tent Jazz Aspen’s June Fest goes for the timeless sounds: The Dukes of September, the trio of old-school singers Donald Fagen, Michael

McDonald and Boz Scaggs; rock belter Joe Cocker; and the countryish k.d. lang, backed by her Siss Boom Bang. The festival tacks on another date, July 7, when trumpeter Chris Botti returns to Jazz Aspen. And where’s the jazz at Jazz Aspen? It’s over at the Little Nell. The JAS Café Downstairs@the Nell series opens with return appearances by the vocal-and-guitar duo of Cyrille Aimee & Diego Figueiredo (June 29) and the flame-throwing Hot Club of Detroit (June 30). The following week, it’s a pair of newcomers: Cuban singer Wil Campa y Su Gran Union (July 5) and Lucien Barbarin & the New Orleans Rhythm Revue (July 6-7), led by Barbarin, the trombonist last seen here as a member of Harry Connick Jr.’s band.

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe

June 24, Belly Up Fronting both the Greyboy Allstars and Tiny Universe, saxophonist Karl Denson has laid his brand of SoCal funk-jazz on Aspen listeners more times than anyone can count. But Denson should bring a brand new bag of funk this time. Th is Tiny Universe show is a tribute to the Beastie Boys — presumably to honor recently deceased Beastie Adam “MCA” Yauch — and features three members from the hardcore band Slightly Stoopid.

Glenwood Springs Summer of Music

Opening June 27, Two Rivers Park, Glenwood Springs Glenwood’s Summer of Music opens with jazz — appropriate, given that the series replaced the Summer of Jazz series. Kicking off the Wednesday night parties is the duo of French singer Cyrille Aimee and Brazilian guitarist Diego Figueiredo. The series marches on with the circus-like March Fourth Marching Band (July 4); r&b singer Hazel Miller (July 11); bluegrass quartet the Greencards (July 18); ‘70s hitmakers Firefall (July 25); and electro-funk trio Juno What! (Aug. 1).

The series opens June 28 with Firefall, the Boulder band best known for the 1976 hit “You Are the Woman.” Other familiar acts hiking up Fanny Hill include the punk-fueled rural-blues group the Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band (July 5); country-rock survivors the Pure Prairie League (July 26); and California rapper Chali2Na (Aug. 16). Newcomers to the area include San Francisco’s old-soul outfit Monophonics (July 12); the Quick & Easy Boys, an r&b group from Brooklyn (July 19); New Orleans roots rockers Honey Island Swamp Band (Aug. 2); and Van Ghost (Aug. 9), a Chicago jam band that features singer-trumpeter Jennifer Hartswick.

Kenny Loggins

June 28, Belly Up Loggins, half of the soft-rock duo Loggins & Messina and creator of an unusual number of hits from movies (”I’m Alright” from “Cad-

dyshack,” “Footloose,” “Danger Zone” from “Top Gun”), performs in his new acoustic trio, Blue Sky Riders, which made its Aspen debut in March at the Wheeler. The appearance kicks off a run of legendary acts making their Belly Up debuts this summer. Following Loggins are soul great Al Green (July 24); Eagles guitarist Joe Walsh (Aug. 18); 75-year-old country icon Merle Haggard (Aug. 28), whose latest album, “Working in Tennessee,” was released in October; and another 75-year-old, bluesman Buddy Guy (Sept. 2), whose 2010 album, “Living Proof,” earned the Best Contemporary Blues Album Grammy.


June 29, Belly Up The innovative DJ and producer takes a break from discussing heavy issues at the Aspen Ideas Festival to make some noise. The show includes a set by the Moby Acoustic Band and a DJ set.

Snowmass Free Music Series

Beginning June 28, Fanny Hill, Snowmass Village As always, concertgoers who make Thursday evenings on Fanny Hill a weekly destination will be rewarded with a tour through American music styles. Th is year’s series runs through soft rock and hip-hop, stomping country blues and funky jams.

Hot Tuna Jule 21 PAC3

SUMMER IN aspen 2012

| 33

Blues Traveler

July 2, Belly Up As a smoking live band, Blues Traveler is a sure thing. For years, though, approaching decades, the band has foundered in the studio, never coming close to the catchy songs of the mid-’90s heyday that produced hits like “Runaround” and “Most Precarious.” But for the new album “Suzie Cracks the Whip,” singer-harmonica wiz John Popper brought in co-writers and the result is a refreshing sound and some songs that are landing Blues Traveler back on radio.

Beach House

July 6, Belly Up The lo-fi Maryland band Beach House, built around the dreamy, deep vocals of French-born singer Victoria Legrand, makes its Aspen debut on the heels of the May release of their third album, “Bloom.”

Chuck Prophet

July 1, Carbondale Summer of Music, Sopris Park, Carbondale Carbondale’s Summer of Music series opens with the vastly undervalued California singer-guitarist Chuck Prophet. Also in the series: vintagesounding Colorado string band the Haunted Windchimes (July 8); Western swingers Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys (July 15); and ninepiece Brooklyn soul powerhouse Sister Sparrow (July 22), led by singer Arleigh Kincheloe.

34 |

SUMMER IN aspen 2012

Reel Big Fish

July 20, Belly Up Get ready to bang. Reel Big Fish headlines Summer of Ska 2012, a tour fi lled with SoCal-style ska bands, meaning ska tinged with hardcore funk, a sense of humor, and bruises abounding on the dance floor.

Christian McBride & the JAS Academy Allstars

July 28, JAS Café Downstairs@the Nell The JAS Academy, Jazz Aspen’s high-level educational program, is on hiatus. But the band plays on as bassist Christian McBride, the

program’s music director, jams with a handful of former Academy students.

Dashboard Confessional

July 28, Belly Up Dashboard Confessional began attracting devoted fans — and gave the emo genre a focal point — with its mid-’00s albums “The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most” and “A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar.” This local debut is actually a solo acoustic appearance by frontman Chris Carrabba — which won’t disappoint the followers.

Christian McBride & the JAS Academy Allstars July 28, JAS Café Downstairs@the Nell


July 30, Belly Up Ryan Raddon, whose previous positions include Mormon missionary and Utah record shop owner, emerged a decade ago under the name Kaskade, a producer of electronic dance music. Seems to be a good career move; Kaskade, who has worked with the likes of EDM big-wigs deadmau5 and Tiësto, was voted America’s Best DJ in a DJ Times poll last year.

Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Aug. 5, Belly Up Lukas Nelson is the real deal, a complete package of songwriting, guitar-shredding and singing. And despite being the son of the iconic, indelible Willie Nelson, Lukas is his own man, with his own brand of charisma and musical style. Nelson’s Promise of the Real has been making a mark on the music scene — especially here in Aspen, where Belly Up has been a key launch pad for his career.

Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Festival

Aug. 31-Sept. 2, Snowmass Town Park The Labor Day is off to a most eclectic start. Acts announced to date are country-pop stars Sugarland, New Orleans jazz/r&b group Trombone Shorty, classic rockers the Steve Miller Band, and Kid Rock, whose sounds range from rap to metal to country, also, Mumford & Sons and Michael Franti. Now round out the lineup with an African electronica group, a funk-jam band and a bluegrassblues combo, and all the bases are covered.

Dashboard Confessional July 28 Belly up

Pat Metheny

Sept. 8, Wheeler Opera House Jazz guitar great Pat Metheny returns to the Wheeler. His last

performance there, in 2007, was one for the ages. Th is time around he won’t have pianist Brad Mehldau in his quartet, but he will have saxophonist Chris Potter.

SUMMER IN aspen 2012

| 35

SAVE 25% ON ALL BIKE RENTALS Adult and Junior Bikes Available Ŷ Rent & Return at Any Location Ŷ


FREE one-way bike hauls from Aspen & Snowmass Helmet included with bike rental

Plus, Check out our great selection of summer clothing and footwear! SIX CONVENIENT LOCATIONS

Aspen Sports

Aspen Sports

Aspen Sports

Aspen Sports

Aspen Sports

Aspen Sports

Cooper Ave (Aspen) 408.E Cooper Ave 970.925.6331

St. Regis Hotel (Aspen) 303 E. Durant Ave. 970.925.6332

Gondola Store 555 Durant Ave. (Next to Starbucks) 970.925.1360

Grand Hyatt (Aspen) 415 East Dean 970-920-0228

Snowmass Mall 105 Village Sq. 970.923.6111

Snowmass Center 16 Kearns Rd. 970.923.3566

Aspen’s Largest & Best Rental Fleet!


Must present ad to redeem. ASPSGBIKE12










SUMMER IN aspen 2012








20% OFF BIKE RENTALS With four convenient locations in Snowmass, Aspen & Aspen Highlands, Four-Mountain Sports is the only shop that offers one-way bike rentals between locations.

VISIT FOUR-MOUNTAIN SPORTS & RECEIVE: 20% OFF BIKE RENTALS: Cruiser/path, mountain, downhill, road, kidsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; & trail-A bikes. Does not apply to weeklong rentals.






| 37

Transformation through balance, breath and beauty Signature spa rituals inspired by Nordic, Ute Indian and Asian cultures Personalized massage, bodycare, facial and beauty journeys MENTION THIS AD AND RECEIVE DISCOUNTS ON OUR MONTHLY SUMMER PROMOTIONS AVAILABLE JUNE 1 – LABOR DAY, 2012

SpaFinder 2011 Reader’s Choice Award Winner Top 10 Best Worldwide for Winter Sports


38 |

SUMMER IN aspen 2012



970 923 8007


2012 summer

CALENDAR 30th Food & Wine Classic in Aspen

6/15 - 6/17

The nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premiere culinary event. Celebrity chefs and wine experts from across the country showcase their passion for food, wine and entertaining. Go to the website for a full schedule of events and package pricing. Location: Aspen Phone: 877-900-WINE Website:

SUMMER IN aspen 2012

| 39

6/3 - 8/31 | Anderson Ranch Lecture Series Leading international names in contemporary art will visit Aspen this summer to participate in Anderson Ranch Art Center’s 2nd Featured Artist Lecture Series. The Featured Artist Lectures are free and open to the public. Please visit their website for further information and a complete listing of speakers. Location: Anderson Ranch Snowmass Village Phone: 970 923 3181 Website: 6/13 - 8/15 | Snowmass Rodeo Celebrating its 39th season, the Snowmass Rodeo is the oldest continuously running community rodeo in Colorado. Authentic western fun for the whole family includes cowboys and cowgirls showing their daring skills in bull riding, team roping, barrel racing and bronco riding. Lil’ buckaroos can compete in the calf scramble and in mutton bustin’. Shop for western merchandise while the kids explore the petting zoo, take a pony ride and ride the mechanical bull. Enjoy the best ribs and BBQ chicken in the West provided by Aspen’s famous Hickory House. Full bar also available. Enjoy a campfire cowboy sing-along and marshmallow roast complete a perfect Colorado evening. Days: Every Wednesday Location: Snowmass Village Rodeo Grounds Phone: 970-923-8898 Website: 6/15 - 6/17 | Food & Wine Classic in Aspen The nation’s premiere culinary event. Celebrity chefs and wine experts from across the country showcase their passion for food, wine and entertaining. Go to the website for a full schedule of events and package pricing. Location: Aspen Phone: 877-900-WINE Website:

40 |

SUMMER IN aspen 2012

6/15 | Music and Lobsterfest Location: Carbondale Phone: 970-704-4144 Website: N/A 6/14 - 6/17 | Strawberry Days Festival Strawberry Days has been entertaining generations for more than 100 years. The festival features a Family Fest area with interactive, entertaining and creative experiences for the kids; an arts and crafts fair and food court; an old-fashioned carnival; a parade down Main Street and a full entertainment line-up. Of course, we’ll still serve free strawberries and ice cream on Saturday, just like we’ve been doing for the past century. For more information, please visit the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association. Location: Sayre Park, Glenwood Springs Phone: (970) 945-6589 Website: 6/17 - 6/22 | The 36th annual Aspen Summer Words Writing Retreat and Literary Festival. The 2012 festival will celebrate literature of Latin America and the Caribbean, and features lectures, readings, panel discussions, and the opportunity to meet with agents and editors. Festival authors include Daniel Alarcón, Edwidge Danticat, Francisco Goldman, and Alma Guillermoprieto, among others. The retreat offers workshops in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. The faculty includes poet Erin Belieu; fiction writers Derek Green, Scott Lasser, Benjamin Percy, Mona Simpson, and Luis Alberto Urrea; and creative nonfiction writers Laura Fraser and William Loizeaux. Location: Aspen Application Deadline: April 15, 2012 Phone: (970) 925-3122 Website: 6/22 - 7/7 | Jazz Aspen Snowmass June Festival The JAS June Festival, a two week event, will including four nights of headline concerts from world-class musicians at the Benedict Music Tent (June 22-24 and July 7), an expanded JAS Cafe Downstairs @ the Nell Series, and nightly Lawn Party at the Benedict Music Tent (June 22-24). Location: See website Phone: 970-920-4996 Website: 6/27 - 7/3 | Aspen Ideas Festival Entering its eighth year, the Aspen Ideas Festival will gather some of the most interesting thinkers and leaders from around the US and abroad to discuss their work, the issues that inspire them, and their ideas. Presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, the Festival is unique in its dedication to dialogue and exchange, and in its commitment to bringing ideas to the public at large. Location: Please see the website for events Phone: (970) 544-7926 Website:

6/28-8/19 The Aspen Music Festival and School Summer Concert Series The Aspen Music Festival and School is one of the country’s most prestigious classical music festivals packing more than 300 events each summer in just eight weeks. The 63rd season welcomes the brilliant maestro Robert Spano as music director and explores the theme “Made in America,” showcasing music inspired by the sights, sounds and sensibilities of our great country. Location: Harris Concert Hall, Benedict Music Tent, Wheeler Opera House Phone: (970)-925-9042 Website: 06/28 – 08/16 Snowmass Free Thursday Night Concert Series Bring a blanket or low lawn chair and a picnic basket of finger foods for the ultimate al fresco experience. Beer and wine are available for purchase at inexpensive prices; grilled foods are also offered. A Family Fun Zone entertains kids with anything from a bouncy house to face painting, juggling and more. A memorable evening for all whether you want to chill or dance up a storm all night. 06/28 | FireFall (Boulder, CO ) – Country Rock 07/05 | Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band (Indiana) – Country Stomp 07/12 | Monophonics (San Francisco) – Psychedelic Soul 07/19 | Quick and Easy Boys (Portland OR) – Funky R&B, Garage Pop w/ a pinch of honky-tonk 07/26 | Pure Prairie League (Waverly, OH) – Classic Country Rock 08/02 | Honey Island Swamp Band (New Orleans) – Roadhouse Rock n Roll 08/09 | Van Ghost (Chicago) – Alternative 08/16 | Chali2na (Los Angeles) – Hip Hop Day: Every Thursday Location: Snowmass - Fanny Hill Phone: 800-SNOWMASS (800-766-9627) 7/01 | Summer of Music in Carbondale Chuck Prophet Chuck Prophet shapes his restless career with inimitable subtle flair -- a vivid parade of razor-edged one-liners camouflaged in a slack-jawed drawl; songs about heartbreak and everyman heroism drenched in twisted lines of rude telecaster. Legendary producer and musician Jim Dickinson (The Rolling Stones, The Replacements, Big Star, Bob Dylan) was once asked how this kid could pull off the stuff he did. Dickinson simply replied, “What do you expect from somebody who got his cherry popped at the funny farm when he was fourteen?” Chuck will be here with a great band backing him up and lots of insight. Location: Sopris Park Phone: 970-963-1680 Website:

7/04 | FOURTH OF JULY PICNIC AND FAMILY ART ACTIVITY Join us after Aspen’s Old Fashioned Fourth of July Parade — featuring the AAM’s seventh annual float project by a contemporary artist — for a free picnic and family art activity on museum grounds. Free BBQ from Hickory House and beer provided by New Belgium Brewing will be on hand for you to enjoy. This year’s AAM float is designed by Los Angeles-based artist Mungo Thomson, who is known for his humorous, conceptually driven work. Location: Aspen Art Museum Phone: 970-925-8050 Website: 7/08 | Summer of Music in Carbondale: Haunted Windchimes The Haunted Windchimes sound draws from traditional folk and American roots music. Grounded in honeyed harmonies and spirited pickin’, it lies in a nowhere land between distinct styles — it’s not quite bluegrass or blues or country. Still, there are elements of all those in songs. However, it’s the vocal harmonies that really set them apart. The sound is often moody and melancholy, but it is always deeply affecting. The Haunted

Snowmass Free Thursday Night Concert Series


Day: Every Thursday Location: Snowmass - Fanny Hill Phone: 800-SNOWMASS (800-766-9627) FireFall • Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band • Monophonics • Quick and Easy Boys • Pure Prairie League • Honey Island Swamp Band • Van Ghost • Chali2na

Windchimes are a band on their way up, so we are really excited to welcome them to Carbondale! Location: Sopris Park Phone: 970-963-1680 Website: 7/6 - 7/15 | Aspen Antiques and Fine Arts Fair AAFAF will celebrate its 10th annual show with an anniversary preview party Friday, July 6th, followed by a nineday public exhibit July 7-15 at the Aspen Ice Garden. Come join us during the best week of the year! The small mountain town is electric with fun events, outstanding weather and full of the world’s elite collectors and art connoisseurs. Admission is free to the public. Location: Ice Garden in downtown Aspen Phone: 970-710-1192 Website:

SUMMER IN aspen 2012

| 41

7/14 | Komen Aspen Race for the Cure Participate in the 22th annual Susan G. Komen Aspen Race for the Cure® and show everyone whose life you are running for. Are you running for your mother, your sister, a co-worker, a friend? Are you running for your own life? Or are you running for the future? No matter whose life you are running for, now is the time to get involved and run for their life! All funds from the Komen Race for the Cure go to research, education, screening and treatment programs. 75% of the proceeds stay local within Pitkin, Eagle & Garfield counties. The remaining 25% goes to research to find the cures! We

Vince Gill and Amy Grant Golf Classic

7/30 -7/31

Location: St. Regis & Aspen Golf Club Phone: 970-923-0578 Website:

want 2,000 participants at the 2012 Race, so start recruiting your team now! We plan to raise $75,000 with this event and we need your help to reach our goal! Location: Rio Grande Park Phone: 970.920.0250 Website: 7/15 | Summer of Music in Carbondale: Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys Since forming in 1988, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys have emerged as one of the world’s most respected practitioners of American roots music, western swing, rockabilly, and traditional country—playing it like they invented it. “I think of us as just a rock and roll band, a rock and roll band that’s letting the roots show,” says bandleader Big Sandy. Whether they’re playing the Grand Ole Opry, Late Night With Conan O’Brien, or simply climbing out of a bus after rolling into town, these guys are bringing us some great old-time rock and roll. Big Sandy does many tunes in Spanish as well. Location: Sopris Park Phone: 970-963-1680 Website: 7/19 - 7/21 | Snowmass Culinary & Arts Festival The Snowmass Culinary & Arts Festival brings foodies, wine connoisseurs, and art lovers alike together in a premiere visual and delectable feast. It features celebrity chefs, a juried art exhibit with regionally and nationally recognized artists, food & presentation expert panels, and a Palette of Pairings featuring specialty foods with wines & spirits, all set in the scenic mountain splendor of Snowmass Village, Colorado. Extend your stay and set out to explore easy or extreme hiking and biking trails, take in a free & festive Thursday

42 |

SUMMER IN aspen 2012

night concert on the Hill, and visit worldrenowned Aspen and its cultural delights right next door. Location: Snowmass Village Mall Phone: N/A Website: www.snowmassculinaryandarts. com 7/20 - 7/21 | Roaring Fork Valley Parade of Homes and Home & Garden Show Spend the weekend in Snowmass and Aspen, Colorado, at the Roaring Fork Valley Parade of Homes and free Home & Garden Show. Tour some of the finest private homes in the Roaring Fork Valley. Offering general tours, champagne brunch tours or exclusive Food and Wine Tours complete with celebrity chef. Discover the hottest new products, trends and ideas in home and garden design at the FREE Home and Garden Show in Snowmass’ open air mall. Enter to win a hot air balloon ride or bring your family to the Snowmass Discover Center. Raffle for hot air balloon ride. Location: Snowmass Village Mall Phone: 970-328-2205 Website: N/A 7/22 | Summer of Music in Carbondale: Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds is a ninepiece powerhouse that puts a modern spin on classic soul. The band is led by Arleigh Kincheloe (Sister Sparrow) whose astoundingly powerful voice and sly demeanor make for a spellbinding presence onstage. She is backed by the mighty force of The Dirty Birds, a flock of eight men who masterfully lay down thundering grooves and soaring melodies. While each of the Birds are capable of lighting up the stage with jaw-dropping displays of musicianship, it’s clear they’re focused on delivering the band’s infectious music as a single entity. Simply put, the band’s live show is explosive. Sister Sparrow is playing big festivals like Bonaroo, Telluride Jazz Festival and New Belgium’s Tour De Fat. Location: Sopris Park Phone: 970-963-1680 Website: 7/24 | 2012 Annual Artist Tribute & Benefit Honoring Rita Britt Save the Date and Reserve your Place! For more information, contact the office of the Red Brick Council for the Arts Location: Red Brick Center for the Arts Phone: 970-429-2777 Website: 7/25 - 7/28 | Aspen Security Forum To answer critical questions about homeland security and counterterrorism, the Aspen Institute’s Homeland Security Program, in partnership with The New York Times and CNN, presents the third annual Aspen Security Forum. The Forum starts on Wednesday, July 25, at 6 p.m. and ends on Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Location: The Aspen Institute

Phone: N/A Website: 7/28 | Snowmass Automobili Exotica The Second Annual event is presented by 3ZERO3 Motorsport. Catch the road rally from Denver to Snowmass via Independence Pass. Saturday 10 a.m.. - Free Motorsports expo to open on Mall. Open until 4pm on Sat. Merchandise Tables : 3ZERO3 4:30 p.m.: FREE Position Lamborghini and other selected vehicles at The Viceroy for viewing . 6:30-TBD : Dinner at The Viceroy. Only paid participants have access to the specials. 8 p.m.: Free Saturday evening party at The Viceroy, pool side. Location: Snowmass Mall & Base Village Phone: N/A Website: http://www.3zero3motorsports. com/blog/2011/05/13/the-2nd-annual-snowmass-automobili-exotica/ 7/25 - 7/28 | Aspen Arts Festival The Aspen Chamber Resort Association is proud to, once again, join Howard Alan Events in hosting the 10th annual Aspen Arts Festival, July 28-29, 2012. Wagner Park will come to life with the bold, vibrant and whimsical art of the country’s leading artists. The artistic media represented include paintings, sculptures, photography, glass, wood, jewelry, collage, and ceramics with prices ranging from $25 hand designed earrings to $50,000 metal life size sculptures. Admission is free and open to the public. Location: Wagner Park Phone: 970-925-1940 Website: 7/30 -7/31 | Vince Gill and Amy Grant Golf Classic Join Grammy© Award winning hosts Vince Gill & Amy Grant, PGA Pro Fred Funk and special guest Edwin McCain in “following through” for Challenge Aspen at the 9th annual Vince Gill & Amy Grant Golf Classic. Location: St. Regis & Aspen Golf Club Phone: 970-923-0578 Website: 8/2 - 8/5 | Art Aspen ArtAspen will ignite visitors’ passion for possession as they meander through the two aisles, discovering rare museum caliber treasures while exploring new developments in contemporary art. It’s the perfect setting for art collectors, dealers, curators, art journalists and art enthusiasts to come together. And it’s located in the center of town three short blocks from Wagner Park on West Hyman and First Street, virtually at the base of Aspen’s spectacular Ajax Mountain. Location: Aspen Ice Garden Phone: 631-283-5505 Website: 8/3 - 8/5 | Blast the Mass The prestigious Mountain States Cup Series brings the 9th Annual Blast the Mass to Snowmass. Drawing over 1,000 top regional competitors, Blast the Mass launches bik-

ers through extreme downhill and Super-D terrain for regional champion titles. Movies, music, demonstrations and awesome viewing locations make this a thrilling experience for friends and family, as well as participants. Location: Snowmass Ski Mountain Phone: N/A Website: 8/4 | The Aspen Institute 19th Annual Summer Celebration The Aspen Institute 19th Annual Summer Celebration This annual benefit gala will honor Dick Costello, Chief Executive Officer, Twitter; Eric E. Schmidt, Executive Chairman, Google; and Padmasree Warrior, Senior Vice President, Engineering, and Chief Technology Officer, Cisco. Dinner Chairs are Jerry and Gina Murdock. A public forum featuring the awardees will be followed by a reception and dinner where they will receive their awards. Location: The Aspen Institute Phone: (970) 544-7925 Website:

8/20 - 8/26 | USA Pro Cycling Challenge For seven consecutive days 135 of the worldâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top athletes will race across 518 miles through the majestic Rockies. The second annual race in Colorado will feature the best of the best in professional cycling, competing on a challenging course through some of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most beautiful scenery, including cities such as Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge and Steamboat Springs.Location: Colorado Phone: 719-322-7022 Website: www.usaprocyclingchallenge. com 8/23 - 8/26 | MountainSummit: Mountainfilm In Aspen MountainSummit: Mountainfilm In Aspen is a unique collaboration between Mountainfilm In Telluride - long acknowledged as the leading film festival for adventuring and advocacy - and the Wheeler Opera House. The festival brings artists, activists, and adventurers together for four days in late August, filled with brilliant film and speaker programs featuring award-winning documentaries with their creative teams and subjects, plus

talks from some of the most interesting people working on the planet today. Location: The Wheeler Opera House Phone: 970-920-5770 Website:

USA Pro Cycling Challenge

8/20 - 8/26

Location: Colorado Phone: 719-322-7022 Website:

8/25 | Chalk it Up Snowmass is calling out to all creative types to come and Chalk it Up! This chalk art competition is a one of kind sidewalk art event. Artists of all ages and abilities are invited to put their creative juices to the test by creating a unique chalk

SUMMER IN aspen 2012

| 43

art drawing that come alive on the sidewalks of the mall and base village. Prizes of $500 are awarded for the open category for first place, $250 for second and $100 for third place and for the Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice

The Jazz Aspen/Snowmass Labor Day Festival

8/31 - 9/2

Location: Baseball Park, Snowmass Phone: 970-920-4996 Website:

Award. Kids 12 and under can win a $50 savings bond. A palette of free chalk is provided to each artist. Location: Snowmass Village Mall and Base Village Phone: N/A Website: http://www.snowmassvillage. com/play/events/calendar.html?year=2012 &month=08&day=25&id=56

8/26 | Aspen Backcountry Marathon Utilizing the amazing trails that surround Aspen, this full marathon is run almost exclusively on dirt trails. The diversity and elevation gain will challenge even the welltrained athlete. The race will be open to individuals. While the route has spectacular views of the Elk Mountain range and the city of Aspen below the ascents and descents will keep everyone challenged. Location: Aspen Phone: (970) 429-2093 Website: for complete details! 8/26 | 10th Festival Las AmĂŠricas The event celebrates the richness of culture and traditions of the American continent. The Festival is organized by Club Rotario Roaring Fork and serves as a fundraiser for educational projects throughout the area. The day will include cultural, artistic and recreational activities for the whole family, plus a great variety of food styles representing flavors from the Chilean coast to the Rockies. Live entertainment will feature Mexican northern music, salsa music, and a full Mariachi band. Location: Carbondale Phone: N/A Website:

Visit one of the Oldest and Most Respected Spas in America

8/31 - 9/2 | The Jazz Aspen/Snowmass Labor Day Festival The JAS Labor Day Festival, which takes place in Snowmass Village, Colorado, is one of Coloradoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier music extravaganzas. This vibrant festival is renowned for its unparalleled combination of world-class music and stunning mountain vistas. In addition to the headline performances on the main stage, two side stages keep the music going featuring a mix of established bands and emerging artists. The JAS Village area at the Labor Day Festival includes an extensive selection of food and beverage vendors, crafts, kids corner and more. Location: Baseball Park, Snowmass Phone: 970-920-4996 Website: http://www.jazzaspensnowmass. org/ 8/30 - 9/5 | The 39th Annual Motherlode Volleyball Classic In an unprecedented move, Coloradoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier beach volleyball tournament, Aspenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s MotherLode Volleyball Classic, has invited the best of beach volleyballâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s up-and-coming stars to compete at the annual Labor Day volley fest. For more information, please go to the website. Location: Downtown Aspen Phone: N/A Website:







4x4 Bike Shuttle

â&#x20AC;&#x153;    ! â&#x20AC;?

Ride Colorado! 970-331-1328

 "#$  % &   '()*'+,*)--(

$. $   '*'

 '*(  /   44 |

SUMMER IN aspen 2012

full support services for road cycling excursions and mountain biking adventures


restaurant listings

SUMMER IN aspen 2012

| 45

Lunch Menu Sampling STARTERS

The Trifecta Mediterranean dips Hummus, Baba Ganoush and roasted pepper and nut. Served w crisp vegetables and lavash crisps Spring onion & goat cheese pirogues Green curry sour cream Albacore tuna tacos Vegetable medley, ginger miso dressing SALADS AND SOUPS


All sandwiches served with your choice of side

Fries, mash, Caesar or vegetable of the day

The Mortimer burger House ground hormone free ½ lb. burger Your choice of toppings american, cheddar, swiss, Bacon, caramelized onions, mushrooms Pan seared chicken sandwich warmed Waldorf salad melted Swiss cheese LARGE PLATES

English pea & falafel salad Arugula, frisee, feta, Kalamata olives Lemon tahini dressing Pear, walnut & quinoa Shaved kale, Maytag blue cheese crumble Port and date vinaigrette French onion soup Croutons and crusty gruyere cheese

Fish and Chips Beer battered cod bites, curry dipping sauce Spring Vegetable risotto Eggplant caviar, Chimichurri finish

Dinner Menu Sampling FIRST & FOREMOST


Oysters on the half shell Served with malt vinegar mignonette

Pan seared lamb sirloin Savory crepe, forest mushrooms, sun dried cranberries & bitter greens, port demi-glaze

Mussels with white ale, shallots & celery Thinly sliced shallots, celery, garlic & Belgium style white ale broth

Mushroom pea and barley skillet A savory medley of vegetables & barley Broiled angus sirloin steak With caramelized onion demi and colcannon potatoes & vegetable of the day


Grilled shrimp salad Curry spiced shrimp over arugula and fries, shaved carrot, radish and red onion with a gingers-lime vinaigrette Fried green tomato salad Pulled pork, fried green tomato, chopped romaine caramelized apple vinaigrette

Open Daily from 11:30am – Late Serving Lunch & Dinner Happy Hour 5-7pm | Full Children’s Menu Outdoor Patio Dining

La plancha seared Scottish salmon Lemon, fennel and leek confit with a herbed lentil goulash HEAVEN BETWEEN TWO SLICES

Classic old fashioned ruben Jewish style rye, gruyere, swiss & thousand island

415 E. Hyman Ave • 970.925.2719 Follow Finbarr’s Irish Pub on

46 |

SUMMER IN aspen 2012

House made veggie burger Sprout salad, fried green tomato, roasted pepper aioli acebook

HOURS MONDAY - FRIDAY, 10AM - 6PM SATURDAY, 11AM - 4PM BIG SALADS GREEK Romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumber, feta, kalamata olive, banana pepper and homemade garlic parmesan dressing CHEF Ham, turkey, swiss, cheddar, romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumber and choice of dressing


ANTIPASTO SALAD Genoa salami, provolone, romaine, tomato, artichoke hearts, roasted red pepper, banana pepper, kalamata olive and homemade garlic parmesan dressing

(grilled on focaccia bread) MEXACALI CHICKEN Grilled chicken breast, bacon, tomato, red onion, jalapeno, cheddar and mayonnaise

DARKSTAR Roast beef, provolone, red onion, Dijon mustard and horseradish mayonnaise

CASEY JONES Turkey, bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato and ranch dressing

SMOKESTACK Grilled chicken breast, hot wing sauce, bacon, jalapeno, lettuce and blue cheese dressing

233 EAS T MAI N · ASPE N, C OLORADO FREE DELI VER Y! · (970) 925-6647

CAESAR Romaine lettuce, parmesan cheese, croutons and Caesar dressing

COBB Turkey, bacon, egg, avocado, romaine lettuce, tomato, red onion and blue cheese dressing

GARDEN Romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumber, red onion, croutons and choice of dressing

ADD: Grilled chicken breast, tuna salad, curry chicken salad, bacon, avocado, artichoke hearts or egg DRESSINGS: Ranch · Blue Cheese · Caesar · 1000 Island · Italian · Garlic Parmesan · Balsamic Vinaigrette · Oil & Vinegar

SCARLET FIRE Choice of ham or turkey, provolone, chipotle mayo, tomato, roasted red pepper and red onion

MAGIC MUSHROOM Marinated portobello mushrooms, provolone, tomato, roasted red pepper and pesto

STELLA BLEU Grilled chicken, ham, swiss, dijonaise, lettuce and tomato

PIGPEN Ham, swiss, honey mustard, lettuce, tomoto and oil & vinegar

CASSIDY Fresh mozzarella, tomato, kalamata olive and pesto

REUBEN & CERISE pastrami, swiss, sauerkraut, dijon mustard and thousand island dressing

SPECIALTY SANDWICHES GARCIA Turkey, bacon, avocado, lettuce, tomato, banana pepper, sprouts, mayonnaise and choice of cheese on a sub roll

ALLIGATOR Grilled chicken breast, bacon, cheddar, lettuce, tomato, BBQ sauce and mayonnaise on a sub roll

BERTHA Ham, salami, capicola, provolone, lettuce, tomato, banana pepper, red onion, mayonnaise and oil & vinegar on a sub roll

FRANKLINS TOWER Ham, turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise double stacked on toasted white or wheat bread

SHAKEDOWN Turkey, provolone, roasted red pepper, red onion, pesto and mayonnaise on a sub roll

ALTHEA Turkey, swiss, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, red onion and cranberry-horseradish sauce on a sub roll

SLIPKNOT Pastrami, swiss, homemade coleslaw, tomato and Dijon mustard on a sub roll

MINGLEWOOD Curry chicken salad, lettuce, tomato, red onion, banana pepper, mayonnaise, oil & vinegar and choice of cheese on a sub roll

TERRAPIN Turkey, salami, swiss, artichoke hearts, lettuce, tomato, banana pepper, mayonnaise and Italian dressing on a sub roll

EDDY OUT Avocado, cucumber, lettuce, tomato, banana pepper, red onion, sprouts, mayonnaise, oil & vinegar, salt & pepper and choice of cheese on a sub roll

233 EAST MAIN · ASPEN · (970) 925-6647 CALL AHEAD FOR FASTER SERVICE · FREE DELIVERY! Home of the Cosmic Charlie

SUMMER IN aspen 2012

| 47

Roasted Chicken

7UʝXɢ Mussels

Roasted Corn Soup

Mac & Cheese Prime Rib-Eye on the Bone Gazpacho /ʋɺɊ



Tomato Mozzarella Salad Bar open for Cocktails at 4:30 * Dining Room Service at 5:30 Salsa & Tango Every Saturday 11pm 205 S. Mill St. * 970-925-6020

for a QR reader, go to

48 |

SUMMER IN aspen 2012



Crab Cakes Lobster 6HɈ%DVɡ Baby Lamb Chops Zucchini Cannelloni


Buffalo Burger

ichiban | APPETIZERS

makimono | ROLLS


dynamite shrimp 8 tempura fried tiger shrimp masago aioli, Kenichi teriyaki sauce

specialty rolls

yellowtail scallion 8

austin 11 tempura asparagus, masago aioli, edamame paper, topped with eel sauce


dynamite lobster 28 4 oz cold water lobster tail ton gyoza 16 broken arrow ranch wild boar pot stickers pan seared with dried cherry Nimono sansho calamari 17 dusted with sansho pepper hot & sour sauce yellowtail collar 18 broiled with soy-mirin reduction slow cooked asian bbq baby back ribs 18 hoisin, brown sugar, sesame sauce shiitake negimaki 19 grilled beef, shiitake & scallion roll sweet garlicunagi reduction blackened tuna 19 cajun seared hawaiian ahi avocado-whole grain mustard black cod misozuke 21 marinated in miso f or 72 hrs & broiled

kamodo 13 blackened tuna, mango, avocado, edamame paper hawaiian 13 blackened yellowtail, pineapple, asparagus serrano pepper, edamame paper kenichi special 14 snow crab, tuna, cucumber, avocado inside out, topped with smelt eggs godzilla | 8 pieces 17 eel, cucumber, inside out topped with avocado, strawberry, eel sauce blake | 8 pieces 19 tempura shrimp, cucumber, avocado inside out, topped with spicy tuna, eel sauce rainbow | 8 pieces19 snow crab, cucumber, avocado, inside out topped with tuna, yellowtail, salmon, shrimp bonzai 19 tempura spicy tuna, cucumber, shiso, scallion inside out, topped with tuna, strawberry, spicy teriyaki sauce

Visit us for Nightly Early Happy Hour and Reverse Happy Hours

samurai 19 tempura shrimp, cucumber, avocado, inside out, topped with eel, strawberry, eel sauce


vegetable 8 cucumber, avocado, burdock, scallion kaiware, daikon, shiso eel 8 broiled eel, cucumber, avocado topped with eel sauce, sesame seeds spicy tuna 10 tuna, cucumber, avocado, sriracha and shichimi california 10 snow crab, cucumber, avocado, masago aioli tempura shrimp 11 tempura shrimp, masago aioli, scallion topped with eel sauce, sesame seed spider 14 soft shell crab, cucumber, ginger, scallion, burdock, shiso lobster | 8 pieces 16 lobster, cucumber, avocado, inside out nigiri | WITH RICE sashimi | W/OUT RICE (two pieces per order) FRESH OR KIZAMI WASABI 4 QUAIL EGG 1 (one per order) EGG CUSTARD 6 SMELT ROE 6 MACKEREL 7 FLYING FISH ROE 7 SCALLOPS 7 FRESH WATER EEL 8

roasted almond tuna sweet spicy cumin dressing


striped bass ceviche16 pineapple basil vinaigrette

niku | MEATS kurobuta pork belly 23 grilled japanese black hog pickled cabbage, siracha bbq sauce

kiyomi | SPECIALTY tokubetsu | SASHIMI (four pieces per order)

tartare trio 18 tuna, salmon and yellowtail tartare spicy teriyaki sauce, fried wonton crisps whitefish traditional style 16 masago, scallion, oba, ponzu yellowtail serrano 16 serrano pepper, basil vinaigrette wild salmon goat cheese sweet red onion vinaigrette


tuna blue cheese 16 maytag blue cheese, fennel, miso-orangemustard-truffle sauce kampachi wrap 16 pickled kelp, serrano peppers, zest of lime maui red onion vinegar dressing


harris ranch natural gyu tenda 34 8oz filet mignon japanese cowboy 40 16oz Bone-In Ribeye

AKAUSHI “kobe style” BEEF

100% pure akaushi cattle, direct descendants of Mount Aso revered akaushi herds arakawa style akaushi ribeye 125 (8oz) charcoal grilled japanese mustard, oak smoked Welsh sea salt

sakana | SEAFOOD sesame crusted tuna 32 soba noodles, baby greens, japanese curry vinaigrette orange lacquered salmon 31 steamed asian vegetables & mushrooms sweet soy-sesame, rice vinegar reduction

Aspen’s only private tatami room open nightly 5:00 • 553 East Hopkins Avenue (Hopkins & Hunter)

970-920-2212 • SUMMER IN aspen 2012

| 49



Cancun Shrimp __________________ $12.95 Marinated grilled Shrimp with a house dipping sauce

Oyster Crujientes 1/2 Doz __________ $11.95 Crispy fried oysters topped with chipotle aioli and sprinkled with chorizo

Fried Avocado ___________________ $9.95 Served with Ranchero dipping sauce

Mussels ________________________ $12.95 Steamed in a chorizo garlic red pepper cream broth

Salads Botana de Mariscos _______________ $19.95 Fish Ceviche, Shrimp Ceviche, Octopus and cooked Shrimp with tomato, cucumber, and fresh avocado with a house dressing

Palapa Ceasar Salad ______________ $9.95 Crispy Romaine lettuce, fresh croutons, served with a chipolte lime ceasar dressing

Palapa Specialties Molcajete de Mariscos _____________ $23.95 A sizzling hot lava-rock bowl with Shrimp, Octopus, Calamari, Scallops, Clams, Mussels and Crab legs in a special seafood sauce

Molcajete de Carne _______________ $22.95 A sizzling hot lava-rock bowl with Pork Chops, Chicken, Steak and Carnitas in special tomato sauce

Piña Rellena _____________________ $23.95 Grilled pineapple stuffed with sautéed seafood in a cream sauce, served with rice and salad

Fajitas _________________________ $19.95 Chicken or Steak with marinated onions and peppers on a sizzling iron skillet, served with a tomato, pico de gallo, sour cream and quacamole

Carane Asada____________________ $18.95

Soups Crab & Shrimp Tortilla Soup _________ $8.95 Our Homemade Shrimp tortilla soup with Lump Blue Crab

Marinated Skirt Steak with sour cream, quacamole and served with rice and beans

Pork Green Chile _________________ $8.95

Mexican Classics

A bowl of our homemade pork green chile

Authentic Mexican Tacos ___________ $12.95


Three homemade corn tortillas with onions, fresh cilantro, salsa verde, shredded cabbage and your choice of meat Fish: grilled or baja ________________________$13.95

Ceviche Tostada __________________ $19.95 Your choice of Shrimp or Fish ceviche served on a homemade tostada

Aguachil________________________ $12.95 Whole Shrimp marinated in jalapeño lime juice with tomato, cucumber and onion. Red or Green

Cocteles Popeye _________________________ $15.95

Enchiladas ______________________ $15.95 Handmade shrimp empanadas with a tomato garlic salsa served with rice and salad

Chile Relleno ____________________ $14.95 Roasted Poblano pepper stuffed with a blend of cheese Palapa Style ........................................... add $3.50

Our house coctel has Shrimp, Octopus, and Crab in a cold seafood cocktail sauce

Try Our Margaritas with Fresh Squeezed Sour, Red & White House Sangria, Dos Equis on tap.


*Menu items availability and pricing subject to change

Shrimp ceviche, Oysters, Octopus, cooked Shrimp and Crab meat in a cold lime jalapeño sauce served with avocado and lime on the side

Coctel La Palapa _________________ $14.95

Siete Mares _____________________ $18.95 Our seven seas coctel has Shrimp, Oysters, Octopus, Scallops, Clams, Mussels, Crab legs and Red Snapper in a hot seafood broth

Open Daily from 11 a.m. -Late Serving Lunch, Happy Hour, Dinner

BAJA were naFISH TACOS TRY lunmed MUST summerch of the Aspen S in 2012 o urne Magazjo ine. r

970-544-8479 • 308 S. HUNTER ST. ASPEN • 50 |

SUMMER IN aspen 2012


ravel light in life take only what you

need; a loving family, good friends, simple pleasures, someone to love, and someone to love you, enough to eat, enough to wear, and a little more than enough to drink for thirst is a dangerous thing. —Anonymous



calamari Gourmet crab cakes jumbo shrimp cocktail onion rings bbq rib appetizer spinach pie veg plate potato latkes

oriental chicken salad spinach salad chef’s salad caesar salad greek salad curry chicken salad tossed mixed green salad

soups, stews, chili Beef stew rocky mountain chili homemade soup of the day

favorites Local’s favorite hamburger veggie burger BBQ Pork ribs Grilled prime rib sandwich grilled veal brat gyros chicken fried steak chicken fried chicken santa fe chicken sandwich turkey terrific sandwich BBQ Beef Sandwich reuben spinach pie veg plate grilled tuna (ahi) sandwich Curry chicken salad sandwich

pasta veg-head lasagna annie’s spaghetti

dinner platters Choice steaks and chops marinated 10 oz. sirloin caribbean marinated pork ribeye london broil choice aged prime rib colorado lamb chops

ribs, chicken, fish bbq spare ribs (st. louis cut) BBQ Chicken ribs and chicken combo fresh grilled salmon blackened salmon fresh rocky mountain trout teriyaki marinated grilled chicken breast annie’s rotisserie chicken chef’s nightly special

desserts Annie’s apple crisp chocolate avalanche brownie sundae annie’s rum pecan bundt cake bread pudding

Serving Lunch & Dinner

517 East Hyman Ave. · Aspen, Co 81611 · 970-925-1098 SUMMER IN aspen 2012

| 51

Appetizers Vegetarian Spring Rolls • Egg Rolls • Chicken Pot Stickers Crab Rangoon • Korean BBQ Lettuce Wraps • Atomic Shrimp Coconut Parmesan Shrimp

Entrees Peking Duck • Shiitake Mushroom Duck • Dragon Shrimp • Walnut Shrimp • Peking Shrimp • Hunan Beef • Shrimp Pad Thai • Chicken Pad Thai • Shrimp and Scallops Thai Curry Chicken • Sesame Chicken Or Beef • Mongolian Beef Moo Goo Gai Pan • Happy Family Kung Pao Chicken or Beef Cashew Shrimp • Mu-shi Chicken • Lau Mein Vegetable • Fried Rice Vegetable

Sushi Sashimi Sushi Rolls Chef’s Specialty Rolls Mountain Dragon Roll • Spider Roll • Tempura Roll • Snowmass Roll Aspen Roll • Godzilla Crazyhorse Cherry Blossom Orange Blossom King Roll Queen Roll • House Roll • Green Worm

Vegetarian Menu Available Big Screen TV Pool Tables Foosball - Darts The largest selection of Draft Beer in Snowmass!

Located in Snowmass Village on Elbert Lane, across from the New Westin Hotel

923-3576 Sorry We Cannot Accommodate Separate Checks. An Automatic 18% Gratuity will Be Added To Parties Of Six Or Larger.

52 |

SUMMER IN aspen 2012

The Grill on the Deck The Best Views in Snowmass Village Great Patio

Great Flowers

Great Food Open from 11 a.m. Full Menu until 8 p.m. on Free Concert Nights


Across from the Hotel Wildwood on Elbert Lane

420 E. Cooper Pedestrian Mall 970-925-9955

Small Bites Sliderville • 3.50 each

on a fresh baked roll Cheeseburger • Chicken Parmesan • BBQ Pulled Pork

Red Onion Rings • 8 Jumbo Wings • 50¢ each (minimum 6) Spicy Buffalo • BBQ • Thai Chili

Mac n`Cheese • 7

Create your own signature favorite by adding... Roasted Jalapeños or Bacon • add 1 per BBQ Pulled Pork, Grilled Steak or Chicken • add 3 per item

Salads Tossed Southwestern Cobb Salad • 14

Chopped honey bacon, tomato, roasted sweet corn, red onion, avocado, blue cheese crumbles, chicken and chili-lime ranch dressing

Grilled Romaine Wedge Salad • 9

Grilled Steak Salad

• 10 Add BBQ Pulled Pork, chicken or steak • 5 per item

Fire Roasted Salsa and Chips • 6

Ahi Salad • 16

add fresh housemade guacamole • 4

Fried Calamari

• 11 with lemon-jalapeno aioli

Chicken Tenders • 9 with fries and chili lime ranch

Sweet Potato Fries • 7 with mustard aioli

Red Onion Dip • 7 with Housemade Potato Chips

Pan-seared ahi, tomato, hard-boiled egg, pickled red onion and feta cheese on a bed of mixed greens with an avocado-cumin vinaigrette

Sandwiches All sandwiches come with a choice of plain or spicy fries. Substitute fries with ‘Red Onion’ rings, Side Salad, Sweet Potato Tots or Fries • 2

Aspen Cheesesteak • 12.50 The Famous “BAT” • 11.50 Bacon, Avocado, Turkey

Medley of fried bar bites

Ahi Sandwich • 14.50 Grilled Ahi w/ Mango-Curry Aioli

Monday: BLT Tuesday: Tuna Salad Wednesday: French Dip Thursday: Teriyaki Chicken Friday: Fish Sandwich

Guacamole, Rice, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Spicy Cole Slaw, Sautéed Mushrooms or Black Beans • 4 Sautéed Veggies, Sautéed Spinach, Spicy Fries • 5

Grilled Chicken Sandwich • 12.50 w/ Bacon, Cheddar, & JalapeñoLemon Aioli

Rockin Reuben • 11.50 BBQ Pork Tacos • 11.50 with Sweet Potato Fries


Buttermilk Marinated Fried Chicken • 18.50

Soup of the Day

Steak Diablo • 21.50

•7 Our version of a classic french onion soup Crock • 7

Fried chicken over mac n’ cheese with country gravy Tequila deglazed, jalapeño pico de gallo, sautéed spinach and garlic mashed potatoes

Grilled Salmon Filet • 21.50

Bar Fry Basket • 8

Weekly Lunch Specials • 9.75

Burger Additions caramelized or grilled onion, roasted or fresh jalapeños, sautéed mushrooms • 1 honey-smoked bacon, fried egg, guacamole or extra cheese • 2


Half head of romaine lightly grilled with caesar dressing, bacon and a garlic-parmesan crouton add grilled chicken breast • 7 • 15 Roasted tomato, pepperoncini, red onion, hard boiled egg, fresh parmesan, feta cheese, topped with hot-off-thegrill steak and served with balsamicdijon vinaigrette

Nacho Mama’s


Red Onion Burger

• 11.50 Also available as veggie or black bean burger

Dusted with coconut and served with a grilled pineapple, habañerococonut cream sauce, rice and sautèed spinach

“Red Onion” Curry • 15.50

Seasonal vegetables in a delicious red curry sauce and rice. A pure Vegan’s delight or Add Chicken, Steak, Ahi, Shrimp • 5

Chicken Enchiladas • 15.50 Crossroads Pasta • 17.50

Chicken, shrimp and spinach in a basil pesto over farfalle

Fish n’ Chips • 13.50

With plain or spicy fries and housemade tartar sauce


Steak • 18.50 Chicken • 16.50 Steak & Chicken • 17.50 Steak & Shrimp • 18.50 Chicken & Shrimp • 17.50 Mixed Veggies • 15.50 Mixed Grill, steak, chicken & shrimp • 19.50 add Guacamole • 2 add sour cream or Extra Tortillas • 1 Share plate with the fixin’s • 5

Chef’s Selection made fresh daily Cup • 5 Bowl • 7

Red Onion Soup Beef Red Chili Cup • 5

Bowl • 7

Desserts Peach Cobbler

•8 Topped with a buttery cinnamon crust and vanilla bean ice cream

Brownie Sundae

•8 House-made brownie with vanilla bean ice cream all drizzled with chocolate and caramel sauce

Crème Brûlée

•8 A delicious vanilla custard topped with caramelized sugar

Boden’s Butter Chocolate Cake • 9 Gluten free, sugar free with a Glass of milk

Happy Hour Twice Daily! 3-6pm | 10-Midnight $1 off Small Bites, Beer & Wine $2 off Well Drinks & Pitchers (excluding wings)

SUMMER IN aspen 2012

| 53

The Aspen Times Locals’ Choice 2012 contest wrapped up in May, with hundreds of locals weighing in online to vote on their favorites from the region. Here were the winners: BEST PEOPLE Attorney John LaSalle Tom Todd

Bartender Scotty Gibson at L’Hostaria Ian at Escobar Fishing Guide Dale Ratliff Scotty Nichols Golf Professional Alden Richards David DiMartino Male Realtor Galen Bright Doug Nehasil Female Realtor BJ Adams Alexandra Erickson Plastic Surgeon Dr. Jason Martin Dr. Dennis Cirillo Ski Instructor Mark Rolfes Josh Mondry

BEST OUTSIDE Bike Ride Rio Grande Trail Maroon Bells

Hike Hunter Creek Trail Smuggler Mountain River Roaring Fork River Frying Pan River

54 |

Ski Mountain Snowmass Ski Area Aspen Mountain

Pizza New York Pizza Taster’s

Men’s Clothing Pitkin County Dry Goods Ralph Lauren

Ski Run Highlands Bowl (Aspen Highlands) Ruthie’s (Aspen Mountain)

Sandwich Shop The Grateful Deli Johnny McGuire’s

Women’s Clothing Pitkin County Dry Goods Valley Girl

Sushi Matsuhisa Kenichi

Music Venue Belly Up Music Tent

Elegant Dinner Three-way tie: Pinons The Little Nell Cache Cache

Secondhand Store Susie’s Aspen Thrift Shop

BEST FOOD Bar Finbarr’s Eric’s

Breakfast Poppycock’s Tie: Main Street Café / Hickory House Burger CP Burger Ajax Tavern Coffee Peach’s Ink! Family Boogie’s Diner Little Annie’s Lunch Big Wrap Peach’s On-Mountain Restaurant Bonnie’s Gwyn ‘s High Alpine Outdoor Dining Ajax Tavern Pacifica

SUMMER IN aspen 2012

BEST INSIDE Art Gallery Aspen Art Gallery Baldwin Gallery

Bike Shop Ajax Bike & Sport Aspen Velo Florist Mountain Flowers Sashae Fly Shop Taylor Creek Tie: Frying Pan Anglers / Aspen Fly Fishing Hotel The Little Nell Hotel Jerome Jewelry Store Harmony Scott Meridian Jewelers Liquor Store The Grog Shop Of Grape & Grain

Ski Shop Pomeroy Sports D&E



Place to People Watch Ajax Tavern Gondola plaza Place to Walk a Dog Rio Grand trail Smuggler Mountain Best Nightclub Belly Up Escobar Place to Aprés Ski Ajax Tavern Sky Hotel 39 degrees Real Estate Company BJ Adams Mason & Morse

Fitness Class Pure Barre Aspen Club

Rafting Company Blazing Adventures Aspen Whitewater

Hair Wash and Style – aka Blow Out Queen B Salon Tullio

Place to See a Celebrity The Little Nell The Silver Queen Gondola

Haircut Lather Tie: Queen B/Salon Tullio

Place for Dessert Paradise Bakery Creperie du Village

Manicure Kim’s Spa Remede Spa

Place to Get a Smoothie Big Wrap Peach’s

Massage Remede Spa The Aspen Club Place to Get Botox Dr. Ken Marks Dr. Jason Martin

Summer Event Food & Wine Jazz Aspen Snowmass Winter Event Winter X Games Winterskol


The Colorado River CHOOSE FROM · Rafting · Zipping · Biking · High Ropes Course · Climbing Walls · Inatable Kayaks · Stand Up Paddleboards

Try our MOST . . . the popular package


NO NAME SPETrCip IA • Half Day Raft • Express Zipline nch • FREE Gourmet Lu !! 6! ONLY $8


Glenwood Canyon Zipline Adventures

& Rock Gardens Rafting

877-ZIP-RAFT • 970-945-6737 I-70 Exit 119 @ No Name Permitted by White River National Forest. Equal Opportunity Provider

ZIP! Glenwood Canyon *Call For Details SUMMER IN aspen 2012

| 55

Adventuringofsince Ambassadors Fun! 1972! Your Gateway to Outdoor Adventure. From Adrenaline to Family Fun, the Mountains are Our Playground.

Whitewater Rafting Hiking Tours Jeeping Tours Mountain Biking Sunset Dinners Inflatable Kayaks Hot Air Ballooning Horseback Rides Group Services & Events Rock Climbing Fishing “Star Winner of the s of the Sum mer Season” G

uest Ser vice Award 2 0 07 from the A spen Chamber Resort Association

In Aspen: 555 East Durant Ave. in the Gondola Plaza In Snowmass Village: Snowmass Village Mall

970-923-4544 · 1-800-282-RAFT i4UBS 8JOOFSPGUIF T ( PGUIF4VNNFS4FBTPOw




Summer In Aspen 2012  
Summer In Aspen 2012  

A seasonal guide for visitors, second homeowners and locals to the Aspen and Roaring Fork region.