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Nearest Distances

Airport Codes:

Distances from ASE to:
Aspen 4 miles
Eagle 32 miles
Gunnison 45 miles
Denver 121 miles

Nearest Major Airports:
4 miles: Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (ASE)
32 miles: Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE)
46 miles: Gunnison-Crested Butte Regional Airport (GUC)
 124 miles: Denver International Airport (DEN)

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Aspen Airport Guide

Aspen is a great year round destination. Despite its peak season being in the depths of winter when America’s rich and famous come to ski, in summer there is still the great outdoors to be enjoyed. Popular destinations are the John Denver Park, created in memory of him where many of the lyrics of his songs are etched into the rocks. It’s a very beautiful and peaceful setting. Take a trip with a guide up to the rock formation called Maroon Bells. The scenery is beautiful and with an experienced guide you can climb to the top. Finally, if you’ve hired a car, in summer you can drive through Independence Pas up to where the Continental Divide passes through Colorado, passing some of the most dramatic scenery in America.

Aspen Airport Directions

Aspen Airport is located at Sardy Field around four miles northeast of Aspen. Route 22 gets you quickly to the town.

Aspen Airport Parking

There is plenty of parking at Aspen Airport and for the first hour it is free. The parking is split into two parts with premium parking closer to the terminal and economy behind it. Both parking areas have over 200 spaces.

Aspen Airport Flight Information

Aspen has its own small airport which takes domestic flights from some of the major US airports. If you don’t mind making a connection, fly into Denver, Dallas or Chicago and carry on to Aspen. If you’d rather fly direct then you can get a BA flight from Heathrow to Denver.

Hotels Near Aspen Airport

There are some fabulous hotels in Aspen and at fabulously high prices. The Gant is the ultimate in luxury and is close to the ski lifts. It will however, set you back over $180 a night for a room. On a more modest note, the St Moritz Lodge has very acceptable rooms for only $30 a night.

Aspen Time Zone

Aspen is seven hours behind Greenwich Mean Time and located in the Mountain Time Zone (GMT-7)

Aspen Info

Aspen began life as a mining community but it almost didn’t happen. A group of prospectors were advised to move out of the area because of impending Indian attacks but stayed and struck a silver lode. From then the town prospered until the depression. After the Second World War the prospect of skiing was realised with the development of resort facilities in the town and because of the skiing it is today, the most expensive place to live in America.

Aspen Trivia:
  • Aspen began life as a mining town in the Colorado mining boom of the 19th century
  • It’s now a major upmarket ski resort
  • It was so named because most of the trees in the region are Aspens
  • The town has the highest property prices in the US
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