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Aspen Colorado Information

About Aspen Colorado

While Aspen, Colorado is known as a travel destination frequented by the rich and famous, Aspen visitors and locals know this beautiful Colorado mountain town for its four ski resorts—Aspen Mountain, Snowmass Mountain, Aspen Highlands Mountain, and Buttermilk Mountain--as well as its variety of outdoor activities, arts programs, cultural events, and cosmopolitan nightlife. Aspen offers restaurants, shopping, lodging, and nightlife that cater to a range of budgets and experiences. Aspen also emphasizes preserving the environment, celebrating its silver mining heritage, and promoting the arts, culture, and local non-profits.

Why Stay in Aspen?

If you want to be close to the action and nightlife of the Aspen Snowmass area, you’ll want to stay in Aspen. Families will enjoy the ease of getting around the town’s amenities - from lodges, restaurants, and shops - to the ski slopes and the convenience of the free bus system. Those looking for nightlife and a wide array of dining options will enjoy the abundance of options that are walkable right from your rental doorstep. View available Aspen rental properties:

Aspen at a Glance

Elevation

Aspen is located 7,908 feet above sea level.

Location

Aspen is located in Pitkin County in the central Colorado Rocky Mountains and is surrounded by the White River National Forest. Aspen is 220 miles from Denver International Airport.

Average Weather

MonthTemperature High / Low & Snow
January36℉ / 10℉ and 26.6” snow
February39℉ / 13℉ and 26.7” snow
March46℉ / 21℉ and 27.4” snow
April53℉ / 27℉ and 20.7 snow
May63℉ / 35℉ and 7.5” snow
June74℉ / 43℉ and 1.2” rain
July79℉ / 48℉ and 2” rainw
August76℉ / 47℉ and 1.7” rain
September70℉ / 40℉ and 1.1” snow
October59℉ / 31℉ and 10” snow
November45℉ / 20℉ and 25.5” snow
December35℉ / 11℉ and 27” snow

Source: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Aspen has an average of 300 days of sunshine and an average of 300” of snowfall on Aspen Mountain each year.

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Population

In the 2010 Census, Aspen’s population was 6,658 total.

Town Size

Aspen is 3.88 square miles, or 10.05 square kilometers.

City of Aspen

Aspen was settled in 1879 and incorporated in 1881. Aspen has a 9.3% sales tax and an 11.3% lodging tax.

Parks, Open Space & Trails

  • 30 parks
  • 1,300 acres of open space
  • 22 miles of paved and gravel trails
  • 56 miles of groomed Nordic ski trails
  • 2 golf courses
  • 2 recreation centers
  • 2 ice arenas

Airport & Ground Transportation

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