If you’re driving into Aspen in your own vehicle or in a rental, it is best that you understand that parking is limited – especially during the height of the tourist season. There is limited on-street parking in town that is regulated by meters that charge by the hour with a four-hour maximum stay in one place (10:00 AM until 6:00 PM). Residential parking passes are available for purchase at the Aspen Airport parking Kiosk, City Markets, Wheeler Opera House and City Hall. Most high-end hotels and condominiums provide parking for patrons, while others offer $5 parking passes for designated areas in proximity to the property.
If you’re driving straight to the slopes, parking is available at the Rio Grande Parking Plaza which then provides a free shuttle to the Silver Queen Gondola from 8:15 AM until 5:00 PM. Parking at Rio Grande Plaza there is going to set you back $1.50 per hour, $15 per day, $50 for a 10-day pass or $200 for a monthly pass.