Getting There

How To Get To Aspen

Aspen, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk, and Snowmass are located in the Roaring Fork Valley in west-central Colorado. Visitors fly into either Denver International Airport (DIA) from where there are numerous shuttle services to Aspen Snowmass via I-70 and Colorado Highway 82 or into Pitkin County Airport just 3 miles from Aspen and 6 miles from Snowmass. Aspen is 220 miles (355 km) from DIA.

How To Fly To Aspen

Aspen Pitkin County Airport (ASE)

The Aspen Pitkin County Airport ASE is located just 5 minutes from Buttermilk (and 10 minutes from Snowmass and Aspen Mountain) and accommodates nonstop flights from ten major U.S. airports on United Airlines, American, and Delta.

During winter, direct daily flights to Aspen-Pitkin County Airport from: Denver (DEN), Los Angeles (LAX), Chicago (ORD)< Houston (IAH), Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), San Francisco (SFO), Atlanta (ATL), Salt Lake City (SLC), Minneapolis/St. Paul (MSP) and Phoenix (PHX).

Denver International Airport (DIA)

Aspen is 220 miles (355 km) from Denver Airport DIA you drive or we can arrange a shuttle transfer for you.

Eagle County Regional Airport

Eagle Airport is located 70 miles (112 km) from Aspen Snowmass and is known as Eagle Country Regional Airport.

Flying Private Jet To Aspen

Aspen Pitkin County Airport and Eagle County Regional Airport cater for private jet travel and airport parking. Parking space is at a premium during peak holiday periods.

Shuttle Services To Aspen

There are private shuttle services available, which we can book for you.

How To Drive To Aspen

To reach Aspen Snowmass, enjoy the scenic route and exit Interstate 70 at Glenwood Springs, and head 41 miles south and east to Aspen on Highway 82. (Glenwood Springs is 157 miles west of Denver). In winter, Highway 82 over Independence Pass east of Aspen is closed.

Below is a summary of distances from Colorado’s airports to downtown Aspen.

  • From Aspen/Pitkin County Airport: 3 Miles (4.8 km) East On Highway 82.
  • From Denver International Airport (DEN): 220 Miles (354 km) West Via I-70 And Colorado 82.
  • From Eagle County Airport (EGE): 70 Miles (112 km) West Via I-70 And Colorado 82.
  • From Grand Junction Regional Airport (GJT): 125 Miles (201 km) East Via I-70 And Colorado 82.

How To Transit Between All Four Mountains

The RFTA or Roaring Fork Transit Authority (which locals simply call “Rafta”) connects riders with all the important points in the valley including between the four ski resorts via its 4 Mountain Connector.

For the latest information and timetables –

Other Things To Know About Getting To Aspen

Denver Airport is the largest airport option but requires the longest transfer to downtown Aspen. Glenwood Springs is a gateway to Aspen when driving. The shuttle service from Pitkin only takes a few minutes to get to the Aspen Snowmass area. You can arrange a rental car but you don’t really need a rental car as the Aspen Transportation System is very efficient. If you rent, make sure the car rental vehicle has winter driving tires. Independence Pass is closed in winter. The four ski mountains act like one ski resort with four amazing options. We can arrange your airport transfer as part of your ski vacation package. Airport transfers to the two ski resorts, are easy to arrange for you. United Airlines flies to most airports then it’s an easy airport transfer.


Location of Aspen Airport on Google Maps