“I ask you to look both ways. For the road to a knowledge of the stars leads through the atom; and important knowledge of the atom has been reached through the stars.” –Sir Arthur Eddington (1882 – 1944)
Travel and Visas
Winter Air TravelBooking your flight directly to Aspen (ASE) is easiest. In addition to the Denver (DEN) international connection, there are direct flights to Aspen from Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles, and San Francisco. You can also choose to use ground transportation from Denver, as explained below. Allegiant Airlines has an inexpensive flight from Los Angeles to Grand Junction, Colorado, and then you would rent a car and drive 2.5 hours to Aspen.
From Denver to AspenYou may rent a car, fly, or take a shuttle bus to Aspen. IF YOU ARE GOING TO BE WEATHER DELAYED IN DENVER FOR MORE THAN 4 HOURS, consider the Colorado Mountain Express Shuttle described below. Flying from Denver to Aspen takes about 30 minutes. Aspen is served by:
Book as far in advance as possible, since weekend travel is popular. If all flights to Aspen are booked, you can fly to Eagle/Vail (2 hours away) or Denver (4 hours) and arrange for ground transportation with:
When you get to AspenIf you fly into Aspen and are staying at the Aspen Meadows, let them know in advance what flight you are on and they will be there to pick you up, 970-925-4240. Many other hotels also have airport pickups. Taxi rides to Aspen from the airport are about $25. You can also take a free RFTA bus from the airport stop on Highway 82 to any stop in town. Bus information is available at the RFTA website. If you are driving to the Physics Center, from Highway 82/Main Street, turn north on 6th Street. Our parking lot is at the corner of 6th and Gillespie Streets. The Aspen Meadows is located on Meadows Road, an extension north of 7th or 8th Street.