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Old 06-29-2010, 12:20 PM
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On August 11, I'll be taking my family to see a specific event at the Aspen Music Festival. Since the event doesn't start until 8:30 p.m., I plan on doing some sightseeing by leaving my hometown, Colorado Springs, early in the morning. After an overnight stay in a tent (can't afford $300 - $2,000 a night in a hotel), I plan on doing more sightseeing before returning home.

So, given our time period, what would you recommend that we visit, see, or do in Aspen?
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Old 06-29-2010, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Pueblo - Colorado's Second City
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Aspen has some great hiking and I would walk around the center of the city as there is a nice stores. There are some great restaurants too but that all depends on your budget.
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Old 06-29-2010, 06:52 PM
 
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On August 11, I'll be taking my family to see a specific event at the Aspen Music Festival. Since the event doesn't start until 8:30 p.m., I plan on doing some sightseeing by leaving my hometown, Colorado Springs, early in the morning. After an overnight stay in a tent (can't afford $300 - $2,000 a night in a hotel), I plan on doing more sightseeing before returning home.

So, given our time period, what would you recommend that we visit, see, or do in Aspen?
1. Visit ********. It's a very scenic 10 mile drive out there and it's a cool ghost town to walk around.
Welcome to ******** Ghost Town

2. Hickory House Ribs. It's one of the cheaper places to eat in Aspen and a good place to escape the wine and cheese crowd. I always eat there in Aspen instead of the high end places.
HICKORY HOUSE RIB RESTAURANTS -Best Ribs in Colorado!

3. Independence Pass. Can't be beat for a drive and photo opportunities.

4. Outdoor activities. Hiking, biking, horseback riding, rafting and ballooning are all readily available in the local area.
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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2. Hickory House Ribs. It's one of the cheaper places to eat in Aspen and a good place to escape the wine and cheese crowd. I always eat there in Aspen instead of the high end places.
HICKORY HOUSE RIB RESTAURANTS -Best Ribs in Colorado!


Scott5280 reply to Wanneroo
I have never been to Hickory House Rib, but heard it's great..For OP
Little Annies Restaurant - Aspen Dining has a mean burger and is very reasonable
for Aspen. You might consider bringing a bike or renting one at The HUB, and taking a ride up Smugglers or South along the trails west of The Aspen Club Lodge.. I might head up this weekend myself..Can't beat Aspen/Snowmass on the 4th..
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:07 PM
 
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I have never been to Hickory House Rib, but heard it's great..For OP
Little Annies Restaurant - Aspen Dining has a mean burger and is very reasonable
for Aspen. You might consider bringing a bike or renting one at The HUB, and taking a ride up Smugglers or South along the trails west of The Aspen Club Lodge.. I might head up this weekend myself..Can't beat Aspen/Snowmass on the 4th..
Looks good, I'll have to give that a try later this year.
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Old 06-29-2010, 07:54 PM
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Great, I'll definitely try both Hickory House Rib and Little Annies -- got them on my GPS.

If anyone's planning on visiting Aspen for the 4th of July, be at the Benedict Music Tent for free music by Aspen Music Festival and School and some fireworks... The Aspen Music Festival is one of the most respected musical events in the world.
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