Travel

Flying to Aspen
Participants should book their flights into Aspen/Pitkin County Airport (ASE) which is approximately 10-15 minutes from hotels throughout Aspen. Please plan to arrive in Aspen no later than Tuesday, July 25 in the morning and plan to depart no earlier than Friday, July 28 in the afternoon. We encourage you to consider arriving a day early to acclimate to Aspen's altitude.

During the summertime, direct flights to Aspen are available from Denver, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Complimentary airport transportation is included at many of the hotels above and should be coordinated directly with the property.
 
Driving to Aspen
The drive from Denver to Aspen is approximately 4 hours depending on traffic and weather with two routes available either over Independence Pass (via Highway 82) or on Highway I-70 (via Glenwood Canyon and Glenwood Springs.) Check cotrip.org for up-to-date information and any road closures. 

Shuttle Transportation within Aspen
Complimentary shuttles are available to bring participants from downtown Aspen to the Aspen Meadows Resort. An event shuttle will circulate during select hours with stops at the Aspen Meadows Resort and the other hotel properties listed above. A schedule will be available at registration.  Downtown Aspen is very walkable and the WE-cycle bikeshare program makes quick trips across town easy and fun! 

Still have questions about travel to Aspen?  Please contact Charlotte Lewis at charlotte.lewis@aspeninstitute.org
 

Weather and Altitude

Weather
The days should be high-70s to mid-80s Fahrenheit (21-26 C) and the evenings will be in the 40s F (5-10 C). The weather in Aspen changes very quickly and summertime rainstorms are not uncommon. Sunscreen is encouraged for all attendees.
 
Clothing
The dress code for the Action Forum is "Aspen Casual"- attire can range from jeans, boots, and a rugged button-up shirt to khakis, loafers, and a sport coat. We recommend packing layers as Aspen can be very cold in the morning/evening and hot during the day. If you plan to participate in the hike, bring sneakers or hiking boots. 

High Altitude
Oxygen levels are lower at high altitudes. That coupled with the dry climate can contribute to the symptoms of altitude sickness- nausea, insomnia, shortness of breath, headache, accelerated pulse or nasal congestion. You can prepare yourself by staying well-hydrated, avoiding alcoholic beverages, keeping physical exertion to a minimum and taking in additional oxygen. An oxygen bar will be available.
 

Activities in Aspen

We know many participants are bringing their family to Aspen or taking some extra time before or after the event to enjoy the area. Below are a few activities we recommend you enjoy during your visit to Aspen. 
 
 

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