9th Annual Rocky Mountain Bioinformatics Conference

Location & Travel

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Aspen/Snowmass are 9,100 feet above sea level and Altitude sickness is something that visitors to Colorado commonly experience. Read tips for helping ease altitude sickness.


NOTE: Independence Pass is closed in December, please do not attempt to drive through Leadville

From Denver & Eagle Airports and all points east of Aspen:

  1. Take I-70 west to Glenwood Springs.
  2. Take Exit 116 at Glenwood Springs, follow the signs for Hwy. 82 (right at 1st traffic light, right again at 2nd traffic light, onto Grand Ave./Hwy. 82, crossing bridge over Colorado River), toward Aspen.
  3. Follow Hwy. 82 for approximately 38 miles. DO NOT turn at the first sign for Snowmass (note mileage); this will take you to "Old Snowmass." Follow the signs for Snowmass Village/Snowmass Ski Area.
  4. Turn right onto Brush Creek Road at the traffic light, following signs toward Snowmass Village/Snowmass Ski Area.
  5. Follow Brush Creek Road for approximately 6 miles.
  6. In Snowmass Village you will pass a Conoco gas station on your right. Continue straight up the hill. At the top of the hill the road forks. Stay on Brush Creek Road, to the left, following the arrow on the "To Upper Village" sign.
  7. Take the next right turn onto Upper Snowmelt Road.
  8. Take the next left onto Elbert Lane. Continue to the end of the street to The Silvertree Hotel.

Directions From Colorado Springs:

  1. Take I-25 North from Colorado Springs about 70 miles
    to Exit 194 (C470 West)
  2. Take C470 West to I-70 West
  3. Go to Step 1 (above) under "From Denver & Eagle Airports and all
    points east of Aspen:"

Map of Aspen



CoMtnExpress direct to Silvertree Hotel
Stops in Vail and at individual hotels in Aspen and Snowmass. Various stops.

Grayline to and from Denver Airport to Aspen Airport Direct with no stops.

From the Aspen Airport, the Silvertree Hotel will pick up free.

(877) 277-3690 or (970) 544-2057


If traveling by air to the conference, you have three options.

  1. Fly to Denver and drive to Aspen/Snowmass (approx. 220 miles). -
    http://flydenver.com for airport/airline information and ground
    transportation options.
  2. Fly directly to Aspen/Snowmass Airport - www.flyaspensnowmass.com
  3. Fly to Eagle/Vail airport and drive to Aspen/Snowmass (approx. 55 miles)
    - http://flyvail.com for airport/airline information, ground transportation
    options and driving directions to Snowmass.


Other helpful information.
Silvertree Hotel - Hotel transportation is provided complimentary to the Silvertree Hotel (conference hotel) from the Aspen/Pitkin County Airport. Advance reservations for the shuttle are not required, a telephone is available at the airport to request shuttle service.

Silvertree Hotel : www.silvertreehotel.com
Travel Information: www.flyaspensnowmass.com
Colorado Tourism: www.colorado.com