Directions to Aspen Colorado
Directions from Aspen Airport
When exiting from the Aspen Airport, turn right onto Hwy 82 and follow the road approximately three miles into town. You will progress through a traffic circle, pass the Cemetery Lane light and cross the Castle Creek Bridge before entering the final two turns that bring you on to Main Street (which is also Hwy 82).
Directions from Glenwood Springs
Glenwood Springs is approximately an hour’s drive from Aspen. In Glenwood Springs, proceed east on Grand Avenue, which turns into Hwy 82 on the outskirts of town. Follow Hwy 82 east for approximately 40 miles to Aspen.
Directions from Denver and Eagle Airport
Aspen is approximately four hours from Denver International Airport and about 1.5 hours from Eagle Airport. From either airport, take I-70 west and follow it to Glenwood Springs. At Glenwood, take exit #116 and follow the signs to Hwy 82. Take Hwy 82 through Glenwood Springs and stay on the same road all the way to Aspen.
A slightly shorter and more scenic summer route from Denver to Aspen (approximately 3.5 hours) goes over Independence Pass. Follow I-70 west to Hwy 24 at Copper Mountain. Take Hwy 24 and follow the signs; they will direct you through Leadville to Hwy 82 and west to Aspen over Independence Pass. This route is open only during the summer, from approximately May 31 to October 31.
Directions from Grand Junction
Aspen is an easy 2.5 hour drive from Grand Junction. In Grand Junction, take I-70 east to exit #116 in Glenwood Springs. Exit and follow the signs directing you to Hwy 82. Follow Hwy 82 through Glenwood Springs and on to Aspen.