It takes about an hour from Highway 70 to reach Aspen Highlands ski resort. Unfortunately, there is a fee for parking. You can park at Buttermilk Mountain for free and then take the free shuttle bus to Aspen Highlands.
Access via Highway 70 Denver-Grand Junction, Exit Glenwood Springs
Exhibition Quad (Aspen) Ideal entry for day visitors
Distance: 67 km
approx. 54 Minutes driving time
Roads: Highway, Main street, very well-developed, without significant incline Parking spaces: usually enough available, Tarred parking lot, for a fee
Highway 82 towards Twin Lake via Independence Pass is closed in the winter. Aspen can only be accessed in the winter via Basalt and Glenwood Springs (Highway 70).