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Drive time from Avon to Aspen?

post #1 of 12
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I'm guessing it is about two hours: looks like 60 interstate, then 45 2lane miles. Assuming decent weather. That about right?

Once there: is parking for Aspen Mountain a hassle or easy enough? How bout Snowmass?
post #2 of 12
I'd count on two hours, maybe less. We drive from Silverthorne and I don't remember it being too much over 2 hours. Snowmass parking is no problem...you can pay for close in parking and walk or park at the main lot and hop on the shuttle bus. I skied Aspen on the last day of last season and we just parked on the streets downtown downtown and walked a couple of blocks.
post #3 of 12
Are you going through Leadville or Glenwood Springs from I-70? I guess from Avon you would go west through Glenwood Springs, but what about coming from Denver? I've been debating which way is faster in the depths of winter.
post #4 of 12
I thought the only way into Aspen during the winter was from I-70.

Two easy hours.

Snowmass will be a litle closer and the parking will be easier. The last day of the year parking annalogy does not apply during the season. There is more snow piled up in parking spots and more skiers looking for parking.
post #5 of 12
: You should try that drive through Leadville and over Independance pass in the depths of winter some time, Noodler. It will be a real adventure for ya!

(The pass is closed in the winter - there's only one way in, through Glenwood Spgs
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by steveturner View Post

Snowmass will be a litle closer and the parking will be easier. The last day of the year parking annalogy does not apply during the season. There is more snow piled up in parking spots and more skiers looking for parking.
You can grab the free shuttle from Snowmass if you want to ski Ajax and avoid the downtown parking hassles, or even park in Bassalt and ride the bus in.
post #7 of 12
Watch out for the deer all over the roads!
post #8 of 12
Yes, two hours maybe less. The deer are really bad on 82 from Glenwood to Carbondale, especially when the snow gets deep.

Parking depends on when you’re coming. But generally the 1A side is a little better for free parking. Park on Aspen Street and hoof it up the hill to 1A or park on Ute Ave for the Gondi.
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Watch out for the deer all over the roads!
And the bogner suits!
post #10 of 12
You'll be safe to allow 2 hours unless the weather is terrible. For Snowmass the most convenient parking is at the Two Creeks base area, which is at the bottom of the lift which takes you to Elk Camp. You can park 100 feet from the base lodge and lift. The parking fee was about $7 last time I was there, but may be around $10 now. There used to be free parking in a shuttle bus lot on the access road, but this may have changed with the new base development. Parking at the Highlands is also very convenient and gives you access to the shuttle buses to Aspen. Last season it was free if you had 3 or more people in the vehicle, otherwise $7.00. I don't recommend parking in Aspen unless you are staying in lodging facilities there. Much of the on-street parking is either metered or by permit only, and the city parking ramp is pretty far from the lift.
post #11 of 12
Snowmass is a disaster in everyway due to construction. Two creeks should be okay but will fill up early. All of the other parking is basically gone. You can always park at the "rodeo lot" at the junction of Owl Creek road and Brush Creek road. They have a free shuttle from there. Parking in Aspen is almost nil except for what Shredhead said above. Highlands lot is good but also fills early during season on the weekends. You can try and park the intercept lot at the intersection of Brush Creek road and Hwy 82 to catch a shuttle. Good luck!

Shred- you are not missing much here yet, don't worry. But Ghanle was up filiming before the opening, said he got some good turns. See you soon out here!

Lloyd

PS- avon to aspen 1:45 for my grandma!
post #12 of 12
Just be aware that Two Creeks doesn't open until mid December. Same with the divide lot that access Campground, nobody parks there.

I am pretty sure that all the lots are free if your car is HOV, 3 or more.
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