Aspen, Colorado At A Glance

Population 6,000 year-round residents


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, Aspen has established itself as a 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 has always been a colorful place.

There are the people – Jerome B. Wheeler, Hannibal Brown, Freddie Fisher, André Roch, Friedl Pfeifer and Stein Eriksen; and then Walter and Elizabeth Paepcke whose “Aspen Idea” became the foundation for the future.  And the stars who put Aspen/Snowmass on the celebrity map — Goldie, Kurt, Barbie, Jack. Most important, there are the industrious residents who continue to make the community a unique and fresh place to visit.

There are the places. From Independence Pass to the Maroon Bells, Aspen is circled by Mother Nature’s finest work!  Many areas are easily accessible — by foot, by ski or sled.

There are the events. Aspen shines not only because of the surrounding Maroon Bells – Snowmass Wilderness, but also because of a lively cultural and social scene. Home to the Aspen Ideas Festival. Aspen Music Festival, Aspen Santa Fe Ballet,  Aspen Art Museum, Aspen offers the opportunity to experience world-class music, theater, dance, top-­notch restaurants, and happening nightlife in a one-of-a kind town.

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Aspen Links:

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

Aspen Restaurants:

Acquolina Trattoria & Pizzeria
Phone Number : 970.925.8222

Ajax Tavern
Phone Number : 970.920.6334

Aspen Public House
Phone Number : 970.710.7026

Bangkok Happy Bowl
Phone Number : 970.925.2527

Phone Number : 970.710.7299

Phone Number : 970.544.4644

Cache Cache
Phone Number : 970.925.3835

Campo De Fiori
Phone Number : 970.920.7717

Casa Tua 
Phone Number : 970.920.7277

Clark’s Oyster Bar 
Phone Number : 970.710.2546

Cloud Nine at Aspen Highlands 
Phone Number : 970.544.3063

La Creperie Du Village
Phone Number : 970.925.1566

Element 47 at The Little Nell
Phone Number : 970.920.6330

Phone Number : 970.925-2976

Pyramid Bistro at Explore Booksellers
Phone Number : 970.925.5338

Grey Lady
Phone Number : 970.925.1797

Hickory House
Phone Number : 970.925.2313

Home Team BBQ at the Inn at Aspen
Phone Number : 970.236.2040

Hotel Jerome Living Room 
Phone Number : 970.429.7778

Phone Number : 970.925.6020

Phone Number : 970.920.2212

Phone Number : 970.925.9022

Limelight Lounge
Phone Number : 970.925.3025

Phone Number : 970.544.6628

Phone Number : 970.925.5882

Monarch Steak House
Phone Number : 970.925.2838

New York Pizza
Phone Number : 970.920.3088

Paradise Bakery
Phone Number : 970.925.7585

Pine Creek Cookhouse
Phone Number : 970.925.1044

Phone Number : 970.920.2021

Plato’s at Aspen Meadows Resort
Phone Number : 970.925.4240

Phone Number : 970-925-1245

Prospect at the Hotel Jerome 
Phone Number : 1-855-331-7213

Red Onion
Phone Number : 970.925.9955

Rustique Bistro
Phone Number : 970.920.2555

SO at the Aspen Art Museum
Phone Number : 970-925-8050

Steak House No. 316
Phone Number : 970.920.1893

Su Casa
Phone Number : 970.920.1488

Trecento Quindici Decano at the St. Regis
Phone Number : 970-920-3300

Velvet Buck at the St. Regis 
Phone Number : 970.920.3300

Wild Fig
Phone Number : 970.925.5160

Woody Creek Tavern
Phone Number : 970.923.4585

Zocalito Latin Bistro
Phone Number : 970.920.1991


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.