What You Need to Know About Flying to Aspen on a Private Jet

by Hangar 7 Aviation

Colorado is one of the most beautiful and diverse destinations in the country. Whether it’s Aspen’s incredible ski slopes, the stunning outdoor landscape, or the thriving business sector in downtown Denver, flying to Colorado on a private jet will elevate your trip to new heights. To experience the best destinations in Colorado, we recommend flying directly to Aspen and starting your trip there.

Here are some of the best things to do in Aspen (and how to get to them) to help get your journey started.

Private Jet Airports in Aspen

When you’re flying to Aspen on a private jet, you will probably want to land in the Aspen-Pitkin County Airport. The other private jet airports in the area require you to either drive a distance or rent a helicopter to get you where you’re going. Of course, if that is your preference, we can help you arrange that too!

Here’s the info you need on the two airports you’ll want to have on your radar:

  • Aspen-Pitkin County Airport (ASE): Also known as “Sardy Field,” this airport is just three miles from the city in Pitkin County and features an 8,000-foot runway that can accommodate most private aircraft.
  • Glenwood Springs Airport (GWS): While a bit farther from Aspen (approximately 40 miles), this airport supports smaller aircraft and can easily provide visitors with helicopter transport to their final destination.

The Best Things to Do in Aspen

Aspen offers an incredible diversity of activities to locals and visitors alike. If you’re looking for resorts, Aspen has them in spades. If you want to spend a weekend in nature, Aspen has many great options as well. 

To help you make the most of your trip, we’ve identified three of the best things to do in Aspen that you may not have thought of:

  • Silver Queen Gondola: This 2.5-mile gondola takes you from the heart of Aspen to the 11,000-foot-high summit of the world-renowned Aspen Mountain. Once you reach the top, you’ll have your pick of restaurants, hiking, and vistas to enjoy.
  • Hiking Trails in Aspen: If you’re a serious hiker, you owe it to yourself to check out Maroon Bell (one of the most photographed areas in Colorado) or Triangle Peak (a steeper, but less-crowded, 3-mile trail). Both options offer unprecedented views and are great for anyone looking to take in Aspen's natural beauty. Visit Aspen Chamber for additional information on other trails like The Rio Grande and Hunter Creek.
  • The St. Regis Aspen Resort: For anyone looking to enjoy Aspen’s winter activities, be sure to look at this resort, located mere steps from the slopes. Designed to resemble a mountainside manor from the Gilded Age, each room has custom furnishings and offers dining experiences you won’t find anywhere else. Perfect for families & couples seeking the ultimate luxury, as well as those traveling with pets. 

The Best Food in Aspen

Like much of Colorado, Aspen offers food and drink that appeals to any craving and palate, all year round. Here are a few local places that offer some of the best food in Aspen:

  • The SO Café: Located in the Andrea and James Gordon Café, which resides in the Aspen Art Museum, SO offers a small but ever-rotating menu that thrives off its rich, local ingredients and flavors. The views are spectacular, the food always excellent, and it’s a favorite spot for locals looking for an excellent place to host a meeting or soak up the beauty in their backyard.
  • Mountain Social: Conveniently located right inside the St. Regis Aspen Resort, this formal social bar/lounge offers a dynamic collection of top-shelf spirits, a famous hand painted mural, and live jazz music that plays next to a roaring fire every night.
  • Red Onion: As the city’s oldest and most historic restaurant and bar, the Red Onion is widely considered an essential place to taste the best food in Aspen. The bar room remains exactly as it was when it first opened in 1892, and no trip to Aspen is complete without seeing it for yourself.

Weather in Aspen

According to US News, the best time to visit Aspen is from December to February. Aspen’s second most popular season occurs between June to August (weather highs average in the mid to high 70s) where you can take advantage of outdoor activities like hiking and golf.


Flying to Aspen? Get in Touch With Us Today!

Business or pleasure, day trips or week-long excursions, Hangar 7 Aviation can help make your next trip to Aspen a better and more memorable  experience. We can charter just about any private aircraft you can think of, stock it with all the  amenities you (and anyone you may be traveling with) could want, and set you up with transportation once your flight touches down.

Get in touch with us and start planning your trip to Aspen today!

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