A Weekend in Aspen

Colorado, Aspen Guide (B): A Weekend in Aspen

Tanya and I spent a weekend in Aspen to enjoy the fall colors. Interestingly, all the aspen at 10,000 feet and above were at their peak, while trees at a lower elevation had yet to change. Since we hiked a bunch, we lucked out and stumbled across amazing color. Had we been doing a lot of scenic driving, I think the best time for leaf peeping would be this up coming weekend.

There are a variety of places to stay in Aspen whether it be Hotel Jerome, a historic place, or a VRBO or something in between. We opted for a small, two bedroom condo at Silver Bell, located on the edge of town for a reasonable price.

For our first night in Aspen, we picked J-Bar, a restaurant/bar which is part of the Hotel Jerome. It is a great place for visitors to mix with locals. The bartender was quite attentive and helpful. He gave us tips on things to do and made great suggestions for the limited menu. We ended up sharing a salad and burger, both delicious!

We took a very long hike the following day and enjoyed an excellent late lunch at Slow Groovin’ BBQ in Marble. I’m not a huge BBQ fan, but admittedly, I really enjoyed this place (as did everyone else in the area). Marble is tiny and its single restaurant was packed on Friday afternoon. The fried okra rivals any in the south! We ate so much that we just had a light dinner at home for the evening. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: A Weekend in Aspen
Guide Location: USA » Aspen
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Hotel Jerome   J-Bar   Slow Groovin’ BBQ   Clark’s Oyster Bar  
Author: Elizabeth Bankhead
Read it on author's website: https://etbtravelphotography.com/2018/09/20/road-trip-to-the-rockies-a-weekend-in-aspen/