2018 Transportation Guide

GETTING AROUND

Discover the fastest and most efficient ways to travel around the Aspen Institute campus and the city of Aspen.

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TRANSPORTATION

Convenient Aspen Ideas Festival shuttles and Audi courtesy vehicles link the Aspen Institute campus to various hotels in Aspen and to off-campus venues. On-campus parking is not available; parking near campus is extremely limited, so we encourage the use of the Ideas Festival shuttles or Audi courtesy vehicles, Crosstown public shuttle, Aspen Meadows Resort shuttle, Walton Bikes with WE-cycle, or walking. The Aspen Institute campus is a pleasant 25-minute, one-mile walk from downtown Aspen. Biking takes less than half that time!

SPOTLIGHT HEALTH SHUTTLES

Spotlight Health shuttles will operate June 21 through June 24 as outlined in the schedule (below) and will make continuous and scheduled loops between campus, event venues, and downtown hotels. The estimated wait time for shuttles is one to 15 minutes.

IDEAS FESTIVAL SHUTTLES

Ideas Festival shuttles will operate June 24 through June 30 as outlined in the schedule (below) and will make continuous and scheduled loops between campus, event venues, and downtown hotels. The estimated wait time for shuttles is one to 15 minutes.

AUDI COURTESY SHUTTLES (Festival only)

Look for the Audi Q7 vehicles. Shuttle vehicles will provide rides from select hotels to and from the Aspen Institute campus throughout the day. Hotels include The Little Nell, Limelight, St. Regis, and Hotel Jerome.

DAYS/TIMES:

  • June 24: 11 AM – 7 PM
  • June 25 – 29: 7:30 AM – 6:30 PM
  • June 30: 7:30 AM – 3 PM

LOCATION: Pickup/drop-off at Doerr-Hosier Center and Comcast NBCUniversal Ideas Pavilion

WALTON BIKES WITH WE-CYCLE

Hop on the WE-cycle bikes brought to you by the Walton Foundation to quickly get to and from your hotel and events in downtown Aspen. It’s fast, convenient, fun, and shuttle free! Festival passholders receive a ten-day bike pass at registration or at the WE-cycle station adjacent to the Comcast NBCUniversal Ideas Pavilion. More information at 970-205-9222, www.we-cycle.org, or from a WE-cycle host at the stations on campus.

CROSSTOWN PUBLIC SHUTTLE

The Roaring Fork Transportation Authority Crosstown Shuttle provides access to the Music Tent parking lot. The drop-off point is a three-minute walk north of the Paepcke Building. The shuttle runs from Rubey Park to the Music Tent. Download TransitApp for real-time public transit informartion, including WE-cycle bike availability. 

SPOTLIGHT HEALTH SHUTTLES

Spotlight Health shuttles will run on a continuous loop and as frequently as possible during peak times. During off-peak times, Spotlight Health shuttles will run on a scheduled timetable. See schedule below for details.

  • THURSDAY, JUNE 21
    • Continuous Service: 12 PM – 10:30 PM
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 22
    • Continuous Service: 6:45 AM – 10:30 PM
  • SATURDAY, JUNE 23
    • Continuous Service: 6:45 AM – 10:30 PM
  • SUNDAY, JUNE 24
    • Continuous Service: 6:45 AM – 1 PM

IDEAS FESTIVAL SHUTTLES

Ideas Festival shuttles will run on a continuous loop and as frequently as possible during peak times. During off-peak times, Ideas Festival shuttles will run hton a scheduled timetable. See schedule below for details.

  • SUNDAY, JUNE 24
    • Opening Service: 10 AM – 6 PM
    • Evening Service: 6 – 10 PM
  • MONDAY, JUNE 25
    • Morning Service: 6:45 – 11 AM
    • Lunch Service: 11 AM – 2 PM
    • Afternoon Service: 2 – 4 PM
    • Evening Service: 4 – 11 PM
  • TUESDAY, JUNE 26
    • Morning Service: 6:45 – 11 AM
    • Lunch Service: 11 AM – 2 PM
    • Afternoon Service: 2 – 4 PM
    • Evening Service: 4 – 11 PM
  • WEDNESDAY, JUNE 27
    • Morning Service: 6:45 – 11 AM
    • Lunch Service: 11 AM – 2 PM
    • Afternoon/Evening Service: 2 – 11 PM
  • THURSDAY, JUNE 28
    • Morning Service: 6:45 – 11 AM
    • Lunch Service: 11 AM – 2 PM
    • Afternoon Service: 2 – 4 PM
    • Evening Service: 4 – 11 PM
  • FRIDAY, JUNE 29
    • Morning Service: 6:45 – 11 AM
    • Lunch Service: 11 AM – 2 PM
    • Afternoon Service: 2 – 4 PM
    • Evening Service: 4 – 11 PM
  • SATURDAY, JUNE 30
    • Morning Service: 6:45 – 11 AM
    • Closing Service: 11 AM – 3 PM

HOTEL TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

● ASPEN MEADOWS RESORT SHUTTLE: 970-544-7826

  • The Meadows offers transportation for Festival passholders to and from downtown Aspen departing from the Walter Isaacson Center (west side of campus) on the hour and half hour. Service returning to the Meadows departs Rubey Park at :05 and :35 past each hour, departs Gondola Plaza at :08 and :38 past each hour, and departs Hotel Jerome at :10 and :40 past each hour. For return service from town, you MUST CALL the Meadows Reception Desk.

● HOTEL JEROME GUEST SHUTTLE: 970-920-1000

  • Pickup/drop-off is at the Doerr-Hosier Center.

● LIMELIGHT GUEST SHUTTLE: 970-925-3025

  • Pickup/drop-off is at the Doerr-Hosier Center.

● THE LITTLE NELL GUEST SHUTTLE: 970-920-4600

  • Pickup/drop-off is at the Doerr-Hosier Center.

● ST. REGIS GUEST SHUTTLE: 970-920-3300

  • Pickup/drop-off is at the Doerr-Hosier Center.

TAXI INFORMATION

ASPEN HIGH MOUNTAIN TAXI
24-HOUR SERVICE  |  970-925-8294

For additional transportation questions, please contact
Jordon Kern at 970-544-7913.

SPOTLIGHT HEALTH CAMPUS AND ASPEN MAP


 

ASPEN IDEAS FESTIVAL CAMPUS AND ASPEN MAP