Directions by Car
From Denver:From Denver, Aspen is 220 miles or approximately 3 1/2 hours west via I-70 West to Glenwoood Springs. From there, Aspen is due east on Highway 82.
Another scenic route from Denver is I-70 West to 91 south through Leadville to 24 South, then West on Highway 72 over Independence Pass. (Independence Pass is typically open only in summer and is closed early November through May.)