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| May 30, 2017 | Lifestyle
Take a break from eating some of the country’s best food at the Aspen Food & Wine Classic (June 16-18) to explore town a little more. Here are four ways to add to your foodie-filled weekend.
Easily one of the most photographed spots in Aspen, Maroon Bells, surrounded by a National Forest, stuns in summer with seemingly unending wildflowers. Car access is strictly limited so be sure to get a spot on one of the buses running from Four-Mountain Sports at the base of Aspen Highlands to Maroon Bells or bike or hike up to it. Forest Service Kiosk at Aspen Highlands, 970-925-3445
Stay close to downtown Aspen and plan an afternoon at Hunter Creek. For those feeling up to and look for some vigorous exercise, hike the Hunter Creek Trail, which ascends up to 700 feet in elevation in the first mile.
Catch a flick at the Aspen Art Museum on June 16, specifically one chronicling the work of artists Wade Guyton, Peter Fischli, and David Weiss ahead of an upcoming exhibition. 8 p.m. 637 East Hyman Ave., 970-925-8050
Enjoy a bit of British Rock 'n' Roll thanks to Butter Chardonnay from JaM Cellars. The wine label is hosting the four-piece British band (who has opened for the Rolling Stones) for an intimate concert. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Tickets start at $35. Belly Up Aspen, 450 Galena St., 970-544-9800
Photography courtesy of theorchardlife.com