Highway 82 serves as the main thoroughfare connecting the Roaring Fork Valley. In downtown Aspen, it is also labeled as Main Street. Our airport is conveniently located right off the highway a mere 3 miles outside of town.
Snowmass Village connects to Highway 82 via both Brush Creek Road and Owl Creek Road. Below is all you need to know about parking your car during your stay.
Snowmass (Village, Base & Two Creeks)
Free Parking: Town Park Station (formerly Rodeo Lot): Shuttles depart starting at 6:40am every 20 minutes, 6:30 to 7:10am and 5:20 to 6:20pm. 10-minute service 7:10am to 5:20pm. HOV (four or more) park free at Two Creeks.
Paid Parking: Lot E and Two Creeks are $13 on weekdays and $25 on weekends & holidays. Snowmass transferable parking passes are $419 for the public and $369 for premier passholders when purchased at the same time as ski pass, for Lot E and Two Creeks (also valid at Aspen Highlands). Non-transferrable passes are also available for $389 for the public and $339 for premier passholders when purchased at the same time as ski pass. Permit is required from 8:00 am until noon daily. Spaces are limited, permits do not guarantee a spot.
Base Village Parking Garage
First hour is free
$5.00 Each additional hour
$30.00 Daily maximum
Evening parking is free if you enter the garage after 5:00 pm
Free during summer months
Downtown Aspen & Aspen Mountain
Paid Parking: Aspen allows all-day parking in residential areas for $8 – available at the airport parking kiosk, City Hall, Wheeler Opera House and City Markets. Most hotels in town also offer their guests a $5 street-parking pass to park in designated zones for an entire week.
Details and stickers can be obtained at the City of Aspen Parking Office (540 E. Main Street).
For short-term parking:
The pay-and -display metered spaces are enforced Monday-Saturday from 10am to 6pm
Illegal parking, such as parking in restricted spaces or during restricted hours, is enforced seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
Downtown parking meters: Maximum of four hours. Paid parking is in effect from 10am–6pm.
First hour: $2
Second hour: $7.50
Third hour: $13.50
Fourth hour: $21
Rio Grande Parking Plaza:
$1.50 per hour
$10 per day
Parking is not allowed on Maroon Creek Road. Vehicles will be towed.
Free Parking: HOV (four or more people) park for free in the main parking structure at the base of Aspen Highlands. Parking is also free on Local’s Appreciation Day (Wednesday) from February through April.
You may also park for free at Buttermilk and shuttle to Aspen Highlands. A van runs from the designated Aspen Highlands spot in the bus lane at Buttermilk to Highlands beginning at 7 am. The shuttle runs every 15 minutes to 11:30 am. From 11:30 am to 2:30 pm the shuttle runs every 30 minutes. Shuttle resumes every-15-minute schedule at 2:30 pm until 5:30 pm. Pocket cards with times are available at the Highlands Guest Service desk.
Paid Parking: Paid parking is enforced daily, 7:30am–noon. No charge for vehicles arriving after noon, space available. Daily parking fee is $13 on weekdays and $25 on weekends and holidays. Highlands seasonal permits are $389 for the public and $339 for Premier Pass holders (also valid at Lots C, E and Two Creeks in Snowmass) and can be purchased from the parking attendant daily, 7:30am–noon. Spaces are limited, permits do not guarantee a spot.
Buttermilk (Base & Tiehack areas)
Parking is not allowed on Colorado Highway 82, Owl Creek Road, or Tiehack Road. Vehicles will be towed.
Free Parking: Buttermilk offers free parking in all of its lots (Base and Tiehack) year-round. Spaces are limited. See parking attendants for information. No parking is allowed during the Winter X Games.
Rental Car Agencies
In need of a rental car for your Aspen Snowmass vacation? Aspen/Pitkin County Airport has numerous rental car agencies that you can rent from.
Not only is it possible to enjoy your vacation at Aspen Snowmass without a car, it is totally doable. Pedestrian-friendly streets, free shuttles, reliable public transportation and numerous limo and taxi companies make sure that you can ditch the car for your visit.
Both downtown Aspen and Snowmass Village are pedestrian friendly. In fact, you could cross both of them on foot in 20 minutes time. In Aspen, Cooper and Hyman Avenues (between Mill and Galena Streets) and Mill St. (between Hyman and Durant Avenues) are closed to vehicles, creating a wonderful pedestrian mall. In Snowmass Village, the Mall and Base Village areas are also perfect for strolling.
Bike culture in Aspen and Snowmass Village is alive and thriving. Regardless of season, most locals get from point A to point B on a bike because of how easy it is. In summer, Four Mountain Sports rents cruiser, road and mountain bikes for getting around. Even the Limelight Hotel in Aspen offers complimentary cruiser bikes to guests.
Numerous hotels and resorts in Aspen and Snowmass Village offer resort shuttles to the slopes, and — in some cases — luxury transfers to wherever you want to go. Learn more about the hotels and resorts (and the transportation services they offer) in our Lodging section.
Taxi / Limo Service
From a simple cross-valley ride to the five-star treatment, several taxis and limousine services can be found in and around Aspen and Snowmass Village. Local taxi and limousine companies include:
Aspen Limo Services 970-925-2060 www.aspenlimoservices.com Aspen Limo Services offers private, non-stop SUV limousine ground transfers. Serving Aspen-Snowmass to and from Aspen, Eagle Vail, Rifle, Grand Junction, and Denver airports. Complimentary beverages, satellite radio, WiFi access, magazines and DVD movies. Fully licensed and commercially insured. Seven-passenger, new-model luxury suburbans with extra luggage space. Competitive pricing. Travel agents welcome.
High Mountain Taxi 970-925-TAXI www.hmtaxi.com Serving the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport, Vail/Eagle County Airport and Glenwood Springs Amtrak. Our taxis accommodate up to 6 passengers. The vehicles are equipped with roof racks for additional luggage and skis. High Mountain Taxi provides prompt and courteous 24-hour local service. New vehicles and skilled mountain drivers afford the highest level of safety and comfort. Book online or call us at 970-925-TAXI (8294); or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corporate Transportation Specialists - CTS Aspen 800-SKI-LIMO (754-5466) or 970-925-8842 ctsaspen.com CTS Aspen is your full service ground transportation solution - serving any number of people from 1 to 1000 - 24/365. We are Aspen's most experienced Personal, Corporate, Special Event and Wedding transportation provider, with a resume including over 500 corporate events and 350 weddings. We offer 4x4 vehicles in every size class (5 Passenger SUVs, 8 Passenger Luxury Van, 14 Passenger Mini Buses and 28 Passenger Mini Coaches).
Aspen Limousine and Shuttle 970-948-5466
Aspen/Snowmass Limousine & Airport Transportation 877-925-5549 or 970-925-5549