Located just three miles from downtown Aspen and eight miles from Snowmass Village, Aspen’s airport is the closest to the mountains and town of any Colorado resort. It’s only a half-hour flight from Denver, with many flights scheduled each day – even during off season.
Located 220 miles from Aspen and Snowmass Village. Catch a connecting flight to Sardy Field, or take a shuttle bus direct from DIA to downtown Aspen. Car rentals are also available, and you should allow about five hours for the drive in good weather.
Take I-70 West to Glenwood Springs. At Glenwood Springs, take Highway 82 to Aspen. Highway 82 becomes Main Street in Aspen. At Main and Mill, turn right and go two blocks to the intersection of Mill Street and Hyman Avenue. The Wheeler Opera House is on the right-hand corner.
For those feeling more adventurous, Highway 82 over Independence Pass can be a viable alternative to interstate driving. Take the Highway 91 exit after Frisco and head south to Leadville. You’ll find the intersection with Highway 82 just a few miles south of Leadville – turn right and hang on tight! NOTE: Independence Pass is closed from about September 30 (sooner if the snow flies earlier; later if it doesn’t) until the Friday before Memorial Day. Check ahead! Call for Colorado road conditions at (303) 639-1111 or (303) 639-1234 or logon to CDOT. Also, even though it looks like a true shortcut on the map, traveling via Independence Pass is slow as well as a little risky! Unless you can afford the delay (and have nerves of steel), you should consider I-70 over Highway 82.
Take I-70 East to Glenwood Springs and then follow the directions described above.
You Don’t Need a Car in Aspen
The Aspen area is serviced by the Roaring Fork Transit Authority, and buses run every 15 minutes (or less!) from centrally-located Rubey Park almost every hour of the day and night.
Best of all, buses in Aspen are free!
So leave your car at home and escape driving and parking worries in our pristine mountain town. Everything is in easy walking or busing distance, and you can even take the bus up and down the Roaring Fork Valley (a small charge is required for travel beyond Aspen airport).