Getting here by car
February 11, 2004
From Denver, Aspen is 220 miles or four hours via I-70 west to Glenwood Springs, connecting to Highway 82 to Aspen. Another scenic route from Denver takes approximately 3 1/2 hours via I-70 west to Highway 24 south, then west onto Highway 82 over Independence Pass (open only during the warm weather months, typically May 31 to Oct. 31st) into Aspen. From Grand Junction, Aspen is an easy 2 1/2 hour drive east on I-70 connecting to Highway 82 to Aspen.