Aspen – Important Information

At a Glance

Local Currency

United States Dollar ($)

Local Time 

GMT-7

Official Language

English 

Visa Information

United States Visas

Power

Electric power is standardized in all states across the USA. It is set at 110 Volts and 60 cycles. 220 Volt power is used in homes only for large appliances like stoves, water heaters, and clothes dryers.

Local Weather

July is the hottest month for Aspen with an average high temperature of 79.6°, which ranks it as cooler than most places in Colorado. In Aspen, there are 3 comfortable months with high temperatures in the range of 70-85°. The most pleasant months of the year for Aspen are August, July, and June.

Tourism Website

United States Government Tourism

U.S. Department of State Tourism

Colorado Tourism

Health Information

Vaccinations

Recommended Vaccines for Aspen

Health Tips

Health Tips for Aspen

Hospitals

Aspen Valley Hospital

Family Services

Babysitting Services

Aspen Babysitting Company

Aspen Snowmass Babysitters

Peace of Mind Babysitting

Baby Gear Rentals

Mountain Baby Gear Rentals

Baby’s Away Aspen

Aspen Luxury Vacation Rentals

Babies Getaway

Transportation

Car Seat Laws

Children under age 4 must be properly secured in a child restraint system in the rear seat. They must then ride in a booster seat until they turn 8, weigh more than 80 lbs., or are taller than 4 feet 9 inches. Violation of the child restraint law is a standard offense.

Transportation Services

Aspen offers residents, commuters, and visitors several convenient transportation options. Eight free bus routes will show you all that Aspen has to offer! Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) buses offer service between Aspen and Rifle, also connecting to the Town of Snowmass Village. CAR TO GO, Aspen’s car share program, is a convenient, cost-saving alternative to car ownership. WE-cycle, Aspen’s bike-sharing program, offers access to over 100 bicycles for short term use in spring, summer and fall seasons.

Local Airlines

Aspen/Pitkin County Airport is just 3 miles from the town of Aspen and 6 miles from Snowmass Village. With service from United, Delta, and American Airlines, it offers direct flights to Denver, Chicago (O’Hare), San Francisco, Los Angeles, Dallas / Ft.

Emergency Services

Police

911

Fire Department

911

Ambulance

911

Other Things To Know

Tipping Customs

A general rule for waiters is to tip 15 to 20 percent of the pre-tax bill, and $2 to $5 per night for housekeeping service. Consider tipping as mandatory here because in certain situations service givers may frown upon not receiving a tip.

Important Holidays

US Public Holidays

Safety Issues

Aspen is a safe place to visit. However, like all places its always advisable to take precautions and be careful of petty crimes. 

Families Love Travel is not liable for any injuries and/or damages to persons or property occurring as a result of your vacations influenced by the suggestions on this website. We are not responsible for any information given on this website, such as recommendations for babysitting services, car rentals, or accommodations. All content provided is for informational and review purposes only. The information we provide is meant to make it easier for families to travel together and nothing more. Try the suggestions at your own risk. 

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