Aspen, Colorado At A Glance

Population 6,000 year-round residents

Elevations:

Town of Aspen 7,908 feet

Aspen Mountain a.k.a. Ajax:

Base: 7,945 ft.
Summit: 11,212 ft.
Vertical Rise: 3,267 ft.
Terrain: 673 acres

Aspen Highlands:

Base: 8,040 ft.
Summit: 11,675 ft.
Vertical Rise: 3,635 ft.
Terrain: 790 acres[/fusion_text][fusion_text]

Aspen’s Story

Founded in 1880 and incorporated in 1881, Aspen has established its self and the small resort town with a diverse cultural scene backed by a rich history. From the flush days of silver mining to the lean “Quiet Years,” from the romance of ranching to the rise of skiing, Aspen and Snowmass Village have always been colorful places.

There are the people — Hannibal Brown, Freddie Fisher, André Roch, Friedl Pfeifer and Stein Eriksen to the late Walter and Elizabeth Paepcke, whose “Aspen Idea” became the founda­tion for the area’s future. And the stars who put Aspen/Snowmass on the celebrity map — Goldie, Kurt, Barbie, Jack. And, most important, there are the hardworking locals who continue to make our community a unique and fresh place to visit.

There are the places. From Independence Pass to Mount Daly, Aspen/Snowmass is circled by Mother Nature’s finest work. And all of it is easily accessible — by foot, by ski or sled.

There are the events. Aspen/ Snowmass shines not just because of the surrounding wilderness, but also because of its lively social scene. World-class music, theater and dance, top­notch restaurants and happening nightlife, workshops and festi­vals are just a few of the things that keep Aspen/Snowmass excit­ing and alive.

Read More about Aspen online at www.theaspentimes.com

Aspen Links:

Aspen Times
Aspen Schools
Aspen Art Museum
Aspen SkiCo
Aspen Music Festival
Aspen Institute
Aspen Chamber
Aspen Real Estate

Aspen Restaurants:

39 Degrees at the Sky Hotel
Phone Number : 970.925.6760
Website: www.theskyhotel.com/sky-dining

520 Grill
Phone Number : 970-925-9788
Website: www.520grill.com

Acquolina Trattoria & Pizzeria
Phone Number : 970-925-8222
Website: www.acquolinaaspen.com

Ajax Tavern
Phone Number : 970.920.6334
Website:

Asie
Phone Number : 970-920-9988
Website: www.asierestaurantaspen.co

Aspen Dollar Bar
Phone Number : 970-429-4218
Website: aspendollar.com

Aspen Over Easy
Phone Number : 970-429-8693
Website: aspenovereasy.com

Bangkok Happy Bowl
Phone Number : 970-925-2527
Website: www.aspenthai.net

bb’s
Phone Number : 970.429.8284
Website:

Boogies
Phone Number : 970.925.6610
Website:

Brexi Brasserie
Phone Number : 970.925.2838
Website: www.brexiaspen.com

Brunelleschi’s
Phone Number : 970.544.4644
Website:

Cache Cache
Phone Number : 970.925.3835
Website: www.cachecache.com

Campo De Fiori
Phone Number : 970.920.7717
Website: www.campodefiori.com

Cantina
Phone Number : 970.925.3663
Website: www.cantina-aspen.com

Casa Tua
Phone Number : 970-920-7277
Website: www.casatualifestyle.com/aspen

Cloud Nine at Aspen Highlands
Phone Number : 970.544.3063
Website:

Creperie Du Village
Phone Number : 970.925.1566
Website:

Element 47 / The Little Nell
Phone Number : 970.920.6330
Website: www.thelittlenell.com

Explore Bistro
Phone Number : 970-925-5338
Website: www.explorebooksellers.com

Finnbarr’s Irish Pub & Kitchen
Phone Number : 970-925-2719
Website: www.finnbarrspub.com

Hickory House
Phone Number : 970-925-2313
Website: www.hickoryhouseribs.com

Jimmy’s
Phone Number : 970.925.6020
Website: www.jimmysaspen.com

Justice Snow’s
Phone Number : 970-429-8192
Website: justicesnows.com

Kenichi
Phone Number : 970.920.2212
Website: www.kenichiaspen.com

L”Hostaria
Phone Number : 970.925.9022
Website: www.hostaria.com

Limelight Lounge
Phone Number : 970-925-3025
Website: www.limelighthotel.com

Little Annie’s
Phone Number : 970.925.1098
Website: www.littleannies.com

Matsuhisa
Phone Number : 970.544.6628
Website: www.matsuhisaaspen.com

Mezzaluna
Phone Number : 970.925.5882
Website: www.mezzalunaaspen.com

New York Pizza
Phone Number : 970.920.3088
Website: www.newyorkpizzaaspen.com

Paradise Bakery
Phone Number : (970) 925-7585
Website: paradisebakery.com

Peach’s Corner Cafe
Phone Number : (970) 544-9866
Website: peachescornercafe.com

Pine Creek Cookhouse
Phone Number : 970.925.1044
Website: www.pinecreekcookhouse.com

Pinons
Phone Number : 970.920.2021
Website: www.pinons.net

Plato’s at Aspen Meadows Resort
Phone Number : 970.925.4240
Website:

Poppycock’s
Phone Number : 970-925-1245
Website: www.poppycockscafe.com

Prospect at the Hotel Jerome
Phone Number : 1-855-331-7213
Website: hoteljerome.aubergeresorts.com/dinging

Red Onion
Phone Number : 970.925.9955
Website:

Rustique Bistro
Phone Number : 970.920.2555
Website:

SO at the Aspen Art Museum
Phone Number : 970-925-8050
Website: www.aspenartmuseum.org/visit/aam-cafe

The Square Grouper
Phone Number : 970-429-4968
Website: www.aspensquaregrouper.com

Steak House No. 316
Phone Number : 970.920.1893
Website:

Su Casa
Phone Number : 970.920.1488
Website:

Takah Sushi
Phone Number : 970.925.8588
Website: www.takahsushi.com

The Meatball Shack
Phone Number : 970.925.1349
Website:

Trecento Quindici Decano at the St. Regis
Phone Number : 970-920-3300
Website: www.stregisaspen.com

Wild Fig
Phone Number : 970.925.5160
Website: www.thewildfig.com

Woody Creek Tavern
Phone Number : 970.923.4585
Website: www.woodycreektavern.com

Zocalito Latin Bistro
Phone Number : 970.920.1991
Website: www.Zocalito.com

Additional Aspen Tidbits:

Phone Numbers

City of Aspen: 970.920.5000
Aspen Chamber Resort Association: 970.925.1940
Aspen Police Department: 970.920.5400
Aspen Valley Hospital: 970.925.1120
U.S. Forest Service, Aspen Ranger District: 970.925.3445
Aspen/Pitkin County Airport Information: 970.920.5380
Snow Report: 970.925.1221
Movie Theatres: Isis: 970.925.7584, Wheeler Opera House: 970.925.5973

Local Television Stations:

Plum TV – Channel 16,
Grassroots Community Television – Channel 12

Transportation and Parking:

RFTA/Ruby Park Bus Station: 970.925.8484
Aspen Parking Garage: 970.920.5430
Road Conditions: 970.920.5454 – Click her to view CDOT Interstate webcams
Colorado Mountain Express: 800.525.6363 or 970.947.0504

Need a Limo:

Ajax Limousine: 970.923.0101
Aspen Snowmass Limousine: 970.925.5549
Aspen Star Limousine: 970.379.2118
Aspen Valet: 970.544.9099
Ride Limousine: 970.925.1149
Snow Limo: 970.544.6475

Perhaps, A Taxi Will Do
The Ultimate Taxi: 970.927.9239
Mellow Yellow Taxi: 970.925.2282
High Mountain Taxi: 970.925.8294

Local’s Adivce
“If you’ve had one, possibly two drinks too many, ask your bartender to call
Tipsy Taxi, they will give you a ride for FREE!”

Aspen Bus System:

RFTA provides free and frequent service within Aspen and Snowmass, as well as to the airport, the Aspen Business Center and all four ski areas. Free skier shuttle leaves Ruby Park every 10 to 15 minutes from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily. Regular bus service begins and 6:15 a.m. and ends at 2:15 a.m.. Service to Snowmass Village and downvalley will cost you – but not much.

Aspen Parking

Parking: The Aspen Parking Garage at the Rio Grande Parking Plaza is open 24 hours a day and is free for 20 minutes or less of parking; $ 1.25 per hour or $ 12.50 per day. If you park downtown the pay- and- display system is in effect from 10 a. m. to 6 p. m. The pay stations work like meters, except that one station covers the whole block. Parking is free on Sundays. In residential neighborhoods, free parking is limited to two hours from 8 a. m. to 6 p. m., Monday to Friday. In Snowmass, parking is available on a first- come, first-served basis in base village Lot C, Two Creeks and Lot E ( at the Divide); valid permits are required and cost $ 10 for the day. Or park for free at the Rodeo Lot off Brush Creek Road and hop on the shuttle to the ski area. Free parking is also available for cars with four more people and after noon, if space is available.