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Glossy magazines might have you believe that a tollgate outside Aspen only admits film stars and the super-rich. This elite ski resort town is indeed the part-time home of Cher, Jack Nicholson, Michael Douglas, and other celebrities, and while it's not as typically welcoming as the rest of the Rockies, it can be an appealing place to visit in summer – unless you're on an absolute shoestring budget. Visiting in winter requires more cash, though you can save money by commuting to the slopes from Glenwood Springs, less than fifty miles away. From inauspicious beginnings in 1879, this pristine, …
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Maroon Bells

If you have to choose one outdoor related activity while in Aspen, put a visit to Maroon Bells at the top of your list. Its three prominent and sharply defined peaks are some of the most ...

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Elevation Restaurant

This downstairs restaurant will never be confused as the place to go for a great view. Instead, it offers a cozy and intimate setting in a contemporary atmosphere. A full bar area lends it a relaxing feel, providing a nice break from some of the food-snob formality which pervades many of the other restaurants. The menu is budget friendly without sacrificing style and taste. The Wasabi Caesar Salad provides a nice departure from the usual. Sesame Crusted Salmon and grilled Filet of Beef are popular dinner choices.