Getting Here


Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) is located only three miles from downtown Aspen, and is one of the most convenient airports in the Rocky Mountain region! Flying to Aspen has never been easier and is, by far, the quickest way to start your vacation. For more information, call Aspen Pitkin County Airport at 970.920.5380, visit or turn to local Comcast Channel 8.

Frontier Airlines: Daily year-round nonstop flights from Denver on the environmentally friendly Bombardier Q400 aircraft.
United Express/Explus: Daily connecting flight from Denver featuring the Canadair CRJ-700 regional jet with first-class and economy-plus seating. Also, seasonal nonstop flights from Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco, and Houston.
American Airlines: As of December 15, 2011 American Airlines will begin serving ASE with daily non-stop flights from Dallas/Fort Worth & Los Angeles featuring the CRJ-700 jet aircraft.

There is also service into Eagle County Regional Airport, located 70 miles from Aspen. American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, and United Express fly nonstop from 11 U.S. cities into Eagle. 970.328.2680.

From Denver, Aspen is 220 miles or approximately 3.5 hours via I-70 West to Glenwood Springs. Aspen is due east from Glenwood on Highway 82. During summer months, another scenic route from Denver is I-70 West to 91 South through Leadville to 24 South, then west onto Highway 82 over Independence Pass. (The pass is open only during warm-weather months. We recommend you call Colorado Department of Transportation (303.639.1111 or go to to get updated conditions on the pass – you never know.

From Grand Junction, Aspen is an easy 2.5 hour drive east on I-70 connecting with Highway 82 in Glenwood Springs.

From Eagle/Vail, Aspen is about 70 miles or approximately 1 hour & 40 minutes travelling I-70 West to Glenwood Springs.

Colorado Mountain Express will pick Aspen guests up at the Denver or Eagle airport and transport them to Aspen for a fee. Guests will share a van, and equipment is safely stored on the roof or rear racks. Call CME for pricing and rates: 1-800-525-6363

Public Transportation
Aspen is very pedestrian-friendly and a car is not necessary if you are staying at any of our downtown hotels.  Shops and restaurants are within comfortable walking distance but should you need a “lift”, Aspen has many taxis, limos, and hotel courtesy vans that provide service to and from the airport and around town. The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA), our local bus service, also provides routes between Aspen and Snowmass, extending to other Roaring Fork Valley communities, including Basalt, El Jebel, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and beyond. Call for rates and times: 970.925.8484.

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