Due to a fire in the Glenwood Canyon (45 miles away from Aspen), at times there have been some challenges with the road leading to Aspen. We always recommend checking with the Colorado Department of Transportation (www.cotrip.org) when planning your road trip in Colorado as road conditions are regularly affected by our mountain weather.
Directions taking the Independence Pass Route (SUMMER ONLY)
Take Interstate 70 heading west from the Denver airport until you reach the exit 195 to merge toward Leadville; take Highway 91 at Copper Mountain. Turn left off the exit ramp and go approximately 24 miles. Go through Leadville. Continue onto US-24 E/N Popular Street for a mile, and then turn right onto E 9th St. Turn left onto Harrison Ave for half a mile. Continue onto Silver Dr continue onto US-24 E/Front St. Go for about 14 miles and then turn right onto Highway 82 West.
Once on Highway 82, Aspen is about 40 miles on a 2 lane road that is high, narrow and winding. Drive slowly and watch for bikers, rock climbers and animals. Once in Aspen, Highway 82 turns into Cooper Avenue. Turn left on Spring Street at the corner of City Market. At the stop sign, turn right on Durant Avenue and left on South Spring Street at the entrance to the Little Nell Hotel. The Aspen Alps office is at the end of Spring Street, curving to the left, directly behind the W Hotel, next to Aspen Mountain. You can park your car in the Guest Check-In parking spot and the front office will be underneath the breezeway. Welcome!
Directions going through Glenwood Springs:
Once in Aspen, 82 takes a sharp turn to the right then a sharp turn to the left turning into Main Street. At the first light take a right on to Aspen Street. Go 4 blocks, and turn left on Durant Avenue. Pass Wagner Park and the bus station on your left. Go to the stop sign where the gondola will be on your right. At the entrance to the Little Nell Hotel, take a right on Spring Street. The Aspen Alps office is at the end of Spring Street, curving to the left, directly behind the W Hotel, next to Aspen Mountain. Please park in Guest Check In and come see us in the office for your check in.
Safe Travels and We Look Forward to Seeing You Soon!