With only about 7,000 full-time residents, Aspen is the definition of a small town. We are small in size, too. Our downtown is about six blocks. If you have the time, you can walk from the east end to the west end in about 15 minutes and from the Silver Queen Gondola to the Benedict Music Tent in about 20. We pride ourselves on car-free transportation, and make it easy for every visitor and local in Aspen to ditch the keys.
Explore some of our many transportation options available in Aspen below, it's a hassle-free, safe and earth-friendly way to get around. Our goal is to preserve Aspen's character by keeping traffic congestion and pollution at a minimum.
Even Aspen has traffic woes. Getting in and out of town during traditional rush hours, (morning/afternoon commute, and summer lunch time 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.) may have you waiting along Main Street. Should you choose to drive, parking at our downtown garage or on the streets of Aspen is easy. Be prepared and plan ahead!