Getting Around

If your hotel doesn't have parking, save yourself the hassle of street parking and head straight for the town parking garage (per hour/day $1.50/15) next to the visitor center on Rio Grande Pl. Skiers not staying in Aspen can go to the free Park-and-Ride lot on Brush Creek Rd (Rodeo Lot), which is opposite the turnoff for Snowmass off Hwy 82; the free shuttles here serve all mountains.

High Mountain Taxi Serves the airport and offers Aspen-area metered fare services 24 hours a day. Taxis seat up to six people and are equipped with child seats.

Maroon Bells Shuttles If you're doing a one-way hike, bike ride or river trip, contact this shuttle service to help arrange transport.

Roaring Fork Transportation Authority RFTA buses connect Aspen with the Highlands, Snowmass and Buttermilk via free shuttles, while the VelociRFTA serves the down-valley towns of Basalt ($4, 25 minutes), Carbondale ($6, 45 minutes) and Glenwood Springs ($7, one hour). Passengers must have exact change or can purchase a discounted ticket at vending machines at certain stops. Most buses are equipped with ski/bike racks; bikes are an additional $2. The Aspen depot is located at Durant Ave and Mill St at the Rubey Park Transit Center. RFTA also runs a shuttle to Maroon Bells, which leaves from the Aspen Highlands parking lot.