Welcome to Pitkin County, Colorado!
Where We Are
Covering 975 square miles, we are located in the heart of the White River National Forest, surrounded by the spectacular peaks of the Elk Range in the northern Rocky Mountains. Pitkin County includes the communities of Aspen, Snowmass, Woody Creek, Old Snowmass, portions of the town of Basalt, Meredith, Thomasville, and the town of Redstone.
Pitkin County is best known for its four world-class ski resorts: Aspen Mountain, Aspen Highlands, Buttermilk and Snowmass.
Tourism is the mainstay of the local economy with arts, cultural and recreational events providing a year-round attraction. The area is also rich in mining and ranching history. Pitkin County Open Space and Trails protects and maintains nearly 9,000 acres of the county's most coveted undeveloped property and ranchland.
Highway 82 is the only major roadway in Pitkin County leading into and out of Aspen via I 70 at Glenwood Springs to the north and over 12,000-foot Independence Pass to the south. Public transportation is easy to use throughout the valley. The Aspen/Pitkin County Airport, with over 40,000 take-offs and landings annually, is the 3rd busiest in the state, behind Denver and Colorado Springs.
Enjoy your visit to Pitkin County, a great place to live, work and play!