Driving Directions

Driving Directions

All times below are approximations. The vehicle trip between Denver International Airport and Aspen crosses two of Colorado's high mountain passes, the highest elevation on the trip is 11,158’ (3,401 m) above sea level. This trip involves mountain weather conditions that can be unpredictable and severe. During all times of the year expect possible icy conditions, slow travel and possible road closures due to accidents and weather conditions.

Please note, Independence Pass (Highway 82, east of Aspen) is CLOSED seasonally, usually early November through late May. Many GPS devices might not be aware of this fact. Please check the roadway's status prior to committing to the route.

Contact Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) for the latest road conditions

Go to http://www.cotrip.org or call for recorded statewide travel conditions 303-639-1111 or dial 511 inside Colorado.


From Denver International Airport
Estimated Time: 3 hours, 38 minutes

  • Take I-70 West for 168 miles
  • Take Exit 116 to CO -82
  • Take CO-82 South for 37.5 miles

From Eagle County Regional Airport
Estimated Time: 1 hour 21 minutes

  • Take I-70 West for 23 miles
  • Take Exit 116 to CO-82
  • Take CO-82 South for 37.5 miles

From Grand Junction Airport
Estimated Time: 1 hour 21 minutes

  • Take I-70 East for 84 miles
  • Take Exit 116 to CO-82
  • Take CO-82 South for 37.5 miles