Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) is located only three miles from downtown Aspen, and is the most convenient airport in the Rocky Mountain region! Flying to Aspen has never been easier and is, by far, the quickest way to start your vacation. Transportation to and from the airport is effortless and affordable via ground shuttles, taxis, limousines, local buses and sometimes Uber. Some hotels provide free transportation to/from the airport, please check with your hotel. Click here for more ASE direct flight information.
Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE): Located 70 miles from Aspen. Air Canada, American, Delta and United Express fly nonstop from 11 U.S. cities into Eagle. Plan for the drive to take around 2 hours. Click here for more EGE direct flight information.
Other Airports: Several car services will pick Aspen guests up at the Denver (DEN), Grand Junction (GJT) or Eagle (EGE) airport and transport them to Aspen for a fee and advanced booking. Guests may also elect to rent a car via traditional services or Turo and drive from any of these airports. Driving Denver to Aspen should take around ~4 hours without much traffic. Click here for more DEN flight information and here for more GJT information.
A popular option with many direct flights would be fly to Denver (DEN) airport and elect to rent a car via traditional services or Turo and drive. Driving Denver to Aspen should take around 3-4 hours without much traffic and there are two popular routes.
#1 Glenwood Canyon. Estimated time: 3.5 hours.
Following I-70 from Denver west to Glenwood Canyon, and then south and east on Hwy. 82 to Aspen // Reason to go: Easy interstate driving and stunning scenery through Glenwood Canyon.
#2 Independence Pass. Estimated time 3 hours. Following I-70 west from Denver to Hwy. 91, then south to Leadville and Hwy. 24, then south to Hwy. 82 and west over Independence Pass into Aspen // Reason to go: Faster, more direct route with a jaw-dropping drive over the Continental Divide at Independence Pass.
Both routes follow I-70 for the first 78 miles outside of Denver to Copper Mountain. Along the way, you can enjoy these highlights and diversions.
Suggestions from the Bride & Groom
1. Go Hiking!: Lace up your hiking boots and embrace a challenge and earn those breathtaking views by hitting one of our numerous mountain trails. Popular trails near town include Smuggler Mountain Trail, Hunter's Creek, Ute Trail, Cathedral Lake, and American Lake. Our summertime trails also offer some of the most incredible wildflower displays in all of Colorado. Visit Aspen Trail Finder for more trail details.
2. Visit the Aspen Art Museum: It’s has a delicious rooftop café and free admission. They will be celebrating their 5th anniversary with tons of of activities over the weekend!
3. General Aspen Art: Stroll around town and stop into one of the many unique art galleries. If you’re more in tune with music, see if a show at Belly Up is playing. Wheeler Opera house also provides fantastic dance, stage, and vocal productions.
4. Try out Aspen Brewing Company: Unwind with a beer at Aspen Brewing Company, located right in downtown Aspen.