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Aspen, CO Event Planning

Key Highlights

Hotels 16
Total Sleeping Rooms 2,200
Committable Sleeping Rooms* 179
Largest Exhibit Space 16,000 Sq. Ft.
Largest Ballroom 9,146 Sq. Ft.
Average Hotel Room Rate USD $186
Average Daily Meal Cost USD $71
Average Weekly Car Rental USD $565
*Maximum for a single hotel

Aspen, CO Airport Information

Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE)

Distance: 3 miles
Approximate taxi fare: $19-$23 USD

Conveniently located three miles from Aspen, the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport is the closest airport to any ski resort in North America. The airport features a restaurant, gift shop and coffee shop, free Wi-Fi and service to such major markets as Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, San Francisco, Atlanta, Minneapolis-St. Paul and Denver.

Airline carriers serving Aspen Pitkin County Airport:

  • American Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Delta Airlines

Eagle County Airport (EGE)

Distance: 68 miles
Approximate taxi fare: $179 USD

Located about 90 minutes from Aspen, the Eagle County Airport offers service to a number of major markets, including Los Angeles, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, New York and Chicago. Dining and shopping options are available.

Airline carriers serving Eagle County Airport:

  • Air Canada
  • American Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • United Airlines

Denver International Airport (DEN)

Distance: 222 miles
Approximate taxi fare: $569 USD

Situated about four hours outside of Aspen, Denver International Airport enjoys its reputation as one of the world's greenest airports, boasting a roof made out of Teflon-coated fiberglass material that's as thin as a credit card. Easily distinguished by its peaked roof reflective of snow capped mountains or teepees, Denver International is the fifth busiest airport in the United States, as well as the largest airport site in North America and the second largest airport site in the world. Denver International accommodates nonstop services to more than 170 destinations worldwide, including major markets in the U.S., Germany, Iceland, the UK, Canada, Mexico and Costa Rica. Passenger amenities include a variety of food and beverage options, 50 shops, free Wi-Fi and a spectacular art program. The airport features more than 40,000 parking spaces with garage, valet, short-term, economy and shuttle parking options.

Airline carriers serving Denver International Airport:

  • Aeromexico
  • Air Canada
  • AirTran Airways
  • Alaska Airlines
  • American Airlines
  • British Airways
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Great Lakes Aviation
  • Icelandair
  • JetBlue Airways
  • Lufthansa
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • US Airways
  • United Airlines
  • Volaris

Aspen, CO Ground Transportation

Roaring Fork Transportation Authority

Visitors to Aspen can hop aboard Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) buses, which provide free service between Aspen and the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport, as well as between Aspen and Snowmass Village. The regional bus system also services Pitkin County, Basalt, a portion of Eagle County, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs and New Castle, serving 4.5 million passengers annually and running a free ski shuttle between the four area mountains during the winter season. RFTA operates on a zone fare system.

Rental Cars

Aspen/Pitkin County Airport features rental car counters for Avis, Budget, Hertz and National, while Eagle County Airport features counters for Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Hertz, National and Thrifty. Denver International Airport houses rental car counters for Advantage, Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, E-Z, Enterprise, Fox, Hertz, National, Payless and Thrifty. Each company offers its own courtesy shuttle to and from the terminal.


Visitors traveling to Aspen via Aspen/Pitkin County Airport should expect to pay about $20 in taxi fare.

Colorado Mountain Express

Groups count on Colorado Mountain Express for the most reliable ground transportation in Colorado with ground service to Aspen available from Denver International Airport, Eagle County Airport (winter only) and Aspen Pitkin County Airport. Colorado Mountain Express also has a dedicated group sales department that organizes shared van rides, private van rides, a private luxury fleet and Mercedes 14 passenger Sprinter vans.

Distance To...

Distance Estimated Driving Time Estimated Min. Flying Time Estimated Flight Cost
Glenwood Springs, CO 41 mi 52 min 0 N/A
Grand Junction, CO 128 mi 2hr 11min 2hr 19min USD $877+
Denver, CO 198 mi 3hr 29min 43min USD $458+
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