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Getting There & Away

Aspen is 41 miles south of Glenwood Springs on Hwy 82. From Denver, it's 200 miles via I-70 and Hwy 82. The road to Aspen via Independence Pass is only open from late May to early November.

Aspen-Pitkin County Airport Four miles northwest of Aspen on Hwy 82, this spry airport has direct year-round flights from Denver, as well as seasonal flights direct to eight US cities, including Los Angeles and Chicago. Several car-rental agencies operate here. A free bus runs to and from the airport, departing every 10 to 15 minutes.

Colorado Mountain Express Runs frequent shuttles to/from the Denver International Airport (four hours).