Distance between Aspen CO and Denver CO

The distance from Aspen to Denver is 159 miles by road including 75 miles on motorways. Road takes approximately 3 hours and 11 minutes and goes through Leadville, Frisco, Silverthorne, Idaho Springs and Lakewood.

Shortest distance by air 105 mi ✈️
Car route length 159.1 mi 🚗
Driving time 3 h 11 min
Fuel amount 5.4 gal
Fuel cost 20.6 USD
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City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
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Point Distance Time Fuel
Aspen 0 mi 0:00 00 min 0.0 gal
CO 82 30 mi, 51 min
Everett 30 mi 0:51 51 min 1.0 gal
CO 82 US 24 29 mi, 35 min
Leadville 58 mi 1:26 1 h 26 min 2.0 gal
US 24 CO 91 30 mi, 34 min
Frisco 89 mi 2:00 2 h 00 min 3.0 gal
I 70 4 mi, 04 min
Silverthorne 93 mi 2:05 2 h 05 min 3.1 gal
I 70 20 mi, 19 min
Silver Plume 114 mi 2:25 2 h 25 min 3.8 gal
I 70 1 mi, 01 min
Georgetown 115 mi 2:26 2 h 26 min 3.9 gal
I 70 13 mi, 12 min
Idaho Springs 128 mi 2:38 2 h 38 min 4.3 gal
I 70 24 mi, 22 min
Lakewood 152 mi 3:01 3 h 01 min 5.1 gal
US 6 7 mi, 09 min
Denver 159 mi 3:11 3 h 11 min 5.3 gal
City
Town
Village
Hamlet
Motorway
Primary
Secondary
Unclassified
Point Distance Time Fuel
Aspen 0 mi 0:00 00 min 0.0 gal
CO 82 30 mi, 51 min
Everett 30 mi 0:51 51 min 1.0 gal
CO 82 7 mi, 10 min
Twin Lakes 37 mi 1:01 1 h 01 min 1.3 gal
CO 82 6 mi, 07 min
Balltown 43 mi 1:08 1 h 08 min 1.5 gal
CO 82 3 mi, 03 min
Kobe 47 mi 1:12 1 h 12 min 1.5 gal
US 24 10 mi, 11 min
Stringtown 57 mi 1:23 1 h 23 min 1.9 gal
US 24 2 mi, 03 min
Leadville 58 mi 1:26 1 h 26 min 2.0 gal
US 24 CO 91 24 mi, 27 min
Wheeler Junction 82 mi 1:54 1 h 54 min 2.8 gal
CO 91 I 70 7 mi, 06 min
Frisco 89 mi 2:00 2 h 00 min 3.0 gal
I 70 4 mi, 04 min
Silverthorne 93 mi 2:05 2 h 05 min 3.1 gal
I 70 17 mi, 16 min
Bakerville 110 mi 2:21 2 h 21 min 3.7 gal
I 70 4 mi, 03 min
Silver Plume 114 mi 2:24 2 h 24 min 3.8 gal
I 70 1 mi, 01 min
Georgetown 115 mi 2:26 2 h 26 min 3.9 gal
I 70 6 mi, 04 min
Lawson 121 mi 2:31 2 h 31 min 4.1 gal
I 70 2 mi, 02 min
Downieville 122 mi 2:33 2 h 33 min 4.1 gal
I 70 6 mi, 05 min
Idaho Springs 128 mi 2:38 2 h 38 min 4.3 gal
I 70 24 mi, 22 min
Lakewood 152 mi 3:01 3 h 01 min 5.1 gal
US 6 7 mi, 09 min
Denver 159 mi 3:11 3 h 11 min 5.3 gal

Frequently Asked Questions

How much does it cost to drive from Aspen to Denver?

Fuel cost: 20.6 USD

This fuel cost is calculated as: (Route length 159.1 mi) / (Fuel consumption 29.4 mpg) * (Fuel price 3.8 USD / gal)

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How long is a car ride from Aspen to Denver?

Driving time: 3 h 11 min

This time is calculated for driving at the maximum permitted speed, taking into account traffic rules restrictions.

  • 53 mi with a maximum speed 65 mph = 49 min
  • 12 mi with a maximum speed 60 mph = 11 min
  • 27 mi with a maximum speed 56 mph = 29 min
  • 22 mi with a maximum speed 55 mph = 24 min
  • 3 mi with a maximum speed 50 mph = 4 min
  • 13 mi with a maximum speed 45 mph = 17 min
  • 8 mi with a maximum speed 35 mph = 14 min
  • 1 mi with a maximum speed 31 mph = 2 min
  • 9 mi with a maximum speed 30 mph = 18 min
  • 7 mi with a maximum speed 25 mph = 17 min

The calculated driving time does not take into account intermediate stops and traffic jams.

How far is Aspen to Denver by land?

The distance between Aspen and Denver is 159.1 mi by road including 75.2 mi on motorways.

Precise satellite coordinates of highways were used for this calculation. The start and finish points are the centers of Aspen and Denver respectively.

How far is Aspen to Denver by plane?

The shortest distance (air line, as the crow flies) between Aspen and Denver is 105 mi.

This distance is calculated using the Haversine formula as a great-circle distance between two points on the surface of a sphere. The start and finish points are the centers of Aspen and Denver respectively. Actual distance between airports may be different.

How many hours is Aspen from Denver by plane?

Boeing 737 airliner needs 12 min to cover the distance of 105 mi at a cruising speed of 497 mph.

Small plane "Cessna 172" needs 46 min to flight this distance at average speed of 136 mph.

This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, airport location and other real world factors.

How long is a helicopter ride from Aspen to Denver?

Fast helicopter "Eurocopter AS350" or "Hughes OH-6 Cayuse" need 42 min to cover the distance of 105 mi at a cruising speed of 149 mph.

Popular "Robinson R44" needs 48 min to flight this distance at average speed of 130 mph.

This time is approximate and do not take into account takeoff and landing times, aerodrome location and other real world factors.

What city is halfway between Aspen and Denver?

The halfway point between Aspen and Denver is Wheeler Junction. It is located about 2 mi from the exact midpoint by road.

The distance from Wheeler Junction to Aspen is 82 mi and driving will take about 1 h 54 min. The road between Wheeler Junction and Denver has length 77 mi and will take approximately 1 h 16 min.

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Where is Aspen in relation to Denver?

Aspen is located 105 mi south-west of Denver.

Aspen has geographic coordinates: latitude 39.19111, longitude -106.82356. Click here to see Aspen on map.

Denver has geographic coordinates: latitude 39.73915, longitude -104.9847. Click here to see Denver on map.

Which highway goes from Aspen to Denver?

The route from Aspen to Denver follows I 70.

Other minor sections pass along the road:

  • US 6: 45 mi
  • CO 82: 43 mi
  • CO 91: 22 mi
  • US 24: 15 mi
  • US 40: 13 mi
  • CO 9: 2 mi
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