Aspen, Colorado

Hollywood stars such as Jack Nicholson, Goldie Hawn and Cher call Aspen home, and with the city located up in the breathtaking Rocky Mountains west of Denver, its not hard to see why especially with national travel deals to aspen. World famous skiing, the latest in designer ski wear, plus luxury, glamour and glitz abound, which has an underlying appeal of fascinating old buildings, a rich cultural life and an interesting history. Driving is the best way to get the most out of this area with car rental in Aspen.

Getting there

Denver International Airport is where most visitors arrive when traveling to Aspen; from there, you can take the Colorado Mountain Express to Aspen. Charter flights and private planes are catered for at Aspen's Sardy Field airport, located over six kilometers north of Aspen. The magnificent Glenwood Canyon can be viewed in daylight due to the timing of the Amtrak trains running to and from Chicago or San Francisco to Aspen through Colorado.

By road with a rental car to Aspen, travel along the I-70 and turn off at exit 195 (Copper Mountain); take Colorado 91 south to Leadville where you join US24. From there, turn west on to Colorado 82, pass through Twin Lakes and over Independence Pass.

Key attractions

A comprehensive overview of the town's history is on show at the Wheeler/Stallard House Museum, located inside a Victorian-era brick house, built in 1888. The silver baron Jerome B was once resident here and the museum charts Aspen's history from the modern ski industry back through the silver rush to early life among the Ute Indians. Well known contemporary American artists have work on show at the Aspen Art Museum.

Out and about

The beautiful Rocky Mountain landscapes make for exhilarating day trips by car rental from Aspen. Some of the best fishing in the state and guided white-water adventures are available along the whole 112kms of the Roaring Fork River. Glenwood Valley, 65kms northwest of Aspen, features hot mineral springs and boasts plenty of outdoor recreation and wonderful scenic landscapes; while nearby Vail is another beautiful winter playground for the rich.

Leisure options

A chance to see the stars is possible at some of Aspen's trendy bars; while delicious cuisine is served up at many of the great restaurants. Aspen is famed as a winter playground, boasting a number of winter sports, such as snowboarding, tobogganing, dog-sledding and skiing (downhill and cross-country). Mountain biking, fishing, white-water rafting, rock climbing, kayaking and horseback riding are also available during the summer months, with groves of wildflowers and green forests providing the perfect backdrop. You will find national deals on travel to Aspen online.


The abundant wealth and exuberance of Aspen can often attract the wrong crowd looking for any opportunity to share in the spoils at this resort. We urge you to be vigilant when traveling anywhere new. Participating in skiing and other sports can put you at risk of injury. We therefore strongly suggest you take out travel insurance. Note The highway over Independence Pass to Leadville is closed during winter, in which case travel on I-70 to Glenwood Springs and then east on Colorado 82 by rental car to Aspen.


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