Aspen Transportation

  • From Snowmass to Aspen, March 2013
    From Snowmass to Aspen, March 2013
    by MM212
  • ASE airport, March 2013
    ASE airport, March 2013
    by MM212
  • Private Jets at Aspen Airport
    Private Jets at Aspen Airport
    by Callavetta

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    Getting to Aspen

    by MM212 Updated Mar 28, 2013
    ASE airport, March 2013

    By car, Aspen is too far from everywhere. Denver to Aspen takes around 3.5 hours because one has to drive around the big mountains. Luckily, the town is served by its own small airport (ASE), with flights to many of the nearby large cities, including Los Angeles and Denver. There are many more private jets at the airport than commercial planes, so if you happen to have your own, then life must be quite easy. Otherwise, a commercial flight on United or American is your best bet, but book early because they do get expensive quite quickly. I flew in from Los Angeles (1.5 hour flight from LAX) on United... booked on miles!

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    Aspen to Snowmass

    by MM212 Written Mar 28, 2013
    From Snowmass to Aspen, March 2013

    Free buses connect Aspen to Snowmass with frequent stops along the way. They run quite frequently (every 15 minutes?) during the day and are quite convenient if you are in one area, but would like to try skiing or visiting another area. The bus ride takes about 20 minutes.

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    "Leave the Car, Take the Free City Bus!"

    by tetonski1 Updated Apr 4, 2011

    City buses provide transportation from all areas of Aspen to the main lifts at The Little Nell. City buses also take skiers to Rubey Park where they can board buses to the other three ski areas and down valley.

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    Don't forget your Private Jet!

    by Callavetta Written Jun 27, 2004

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    Private Jets at Aspen Airport

    Aspen's airport is chock full of private jets as well as smaller private planes. But if you forgot to make the payment on your jet, or it happens to be in the shop just now, don't fret... there ARE other ways to get to Aspen!

    United Shuttle has nearly hourly flights into Aspen from Denver. If you are driving, 82 is an easy drive from Glenwood Springs (about 3 hours from Denver on I 70).

    Once you get to Aspen, there are rental cars available at the airport or a system of free shuttles will take you nearly everywhere you need to go. There is also a shuttle from Aspen to Snowmass and Buttermilk ski areas.

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    Maroon Creek road shuttle

    by goingsolo Written May 8, 2004

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    Its not a means of traveling through the main portion of Aspen, but Maroon Creek road leads to the campgrounds and hiking trails near the Maroon Bells. The road is closed to vehicles in summer, in order to reduce traffic, but there's a bus from the transit center in the middle of Aspen that runs through the road, providing transportation to this area.

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    Scenic drive

    by goingsolo Written May 8, 2004

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    The best way to get to Aspen is to drive, because the scenery en route is spectacular. The best drive, according to the locals, is to exit I-70 at CO 91 (#195), head south on US24 and then take CO 82 over Independence Pass. This route is closed in winter (approx Labor Day to Memorial Day.) I bypassed this route since I'd heard it was a scary drive with winding roads and sheer drops. As an alternative, and a still scenic approach, tak I-70 to Glenwood Springs and take CO 82 southeast to Aspen.

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