How to Reach Aspen, Colorado

The Easiest Way to Reach Aspen


  • By Air: Aspen/Pitkin County Airport receives flights from Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City, Houston, San Francisco and Denver. However, flights are likely to be cancelled in bad weather. You can hire a car at the airport to get to town. Aspen’s local public transport runs buses to get to town from the airport.
  • By Road: US Highway I-70 West passes through Aspen. In the summer months, the Independence Pass opens and this scenic route is preferred for many who want to drive up to Aspen. Denver is around four hours away from here.


  • Renting a car is the best way to get around Aspen. You can also rent mountain bikes in summer.

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How to Reach Aspen from Nearby Cities

Route Distance Time
Eagle to Aspen 14.98 km 14 mins
Vail to Aspen 51.22 km 51 mins