Savvy travelers use Orbitz.com to find sales on flights from Aspen. The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport facilitates outbound flights for more than 120,000 travelers each year on a number of major airlines, including Continental, Delta, United and American Airlines. The airport is conveniently located four miles northwest of downtown Aspen, with easy access via CO-82.
Parking at the airport is simple and painless. The parking lots are fully automated, and you can pay as you leave the lot or inside the terminal. Cash is only accepted at one of the kiosks inside the baggage claim area. Premium parking is available directly across from the terminal, with rates of $12 per day. The economy lot offers shuttle service to the terminal, and rates are limited to $6 per day.
The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority offers bus service to downtown Aspen, Snowmass and other points in the Roaring Fork Valley area at minimal cost. Public taxis and share-a-ride shuttles are also available at the airport. If you book a low-cost air ticket through Orbitz.com, you can sometimes save enough money to justify splurging on a private car service to take you to the airport in style.
Aspen/Pitkin County Airport has one full-service restaurant, the Aspen Bar & Grill; there are also several gift shops where you can purchase beverages or grab-and-go snacks. If you want to have a meal before taking off, you can opt to dine at a nearby restaurant, such as the Blue Sky CafÃ© or the Elkhorn Bar & Grill. Enjoy your travels, and remember to use Orbitz.com the next time you want to find flights from Aspen.
Many of the major domestic and international carriers offer relatively cheap flights to Denver International Airport, the primary airport serving the greater Denver area. The airport is roughly 28 miles east of downtown Denver and a little over an hour from the closest major ski resort. Whether you're coming into town on business or for a ski vacation, be sure to use Orbitz.com to reserve your flights and hotel.
The RTD bus is the primary means of public transportation in and around Denver, so most visitors use a private car service, share-a-ride shuttle or taxi to get into town. Many of the large hotels also offer free shuttle service to and from the Denver airport, and there are chartered shuttles and buses to take you to the outlying ski resorts. A cab from the airport to the downtown area will cost you between $60 and $70, so you might be better off using Orbitz.com to add a rental car to your low-fare ticket purchase.
The summer months are mild in Denver, with average temperatures ranging from the low 60s to the mid-80s. The average winter temperatures in Denver range from the teens to the low 40s, and you can expect anywhere from 22 to 61 inches of snow each season. Layer your clothes in the summer to accommodate mild and warm temperatures, but be sure to bundle up in the winter.
Although the city has its share of high-end eateries, historic landmarks, museums and shopping venues, the Denver lifestyle is all about the great outdoors. Denver has more than 4,000 acres of traditional parks and 14,000 acres of mountain parks to keep outdoor enthusiasts engaged. Enjoy your stay, and don't forget to use Orbitz.com to find cheap flights to Denver for your next Colorado vacation.
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