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Anderson Ranch

5263 Owl Creek Rd
Snowmass Village,, CO 81615
Phone: (970) 923-3181     visit website     view map

Nestled among the pristine peaks of the Rocky Mountains in Snowmass Village, Colo., the Anderson Ranch Arts Center campus is comprised of 14 ranch buildings on five beautifully kept acres. For 50 years, the Ranch has been a destination and a welcoming community for art makers and art enthusiasts, providing time and space for artists—of all levels—to learn, create and be inspired.


From the Aspen Airport (ASE) | 6.5 miles
The Ranch is conveniently located in Snowmass Village, Colo., just 15 minutes from Aspen. The public transportation system, Roaring Fork Transit Authority (RFTA), connects these two vibrant communities and is free to ride. Buses and shuttles are fast, fun
and frequent. This makes renting a car unnecessary for those who fly into the Pitkin County Airport in Aspen (ASE).

From the Aspen airport, it's easy to hop on the local bus (, which is free and takes about 20 minutes, depending on transfers. Or, take High Mountain Taxi (, which is about a 10-minute ride.

From the Eagle County / Vail Airport (EGE) | 67 miles
Several airlines have summer service into Eagle County Airport (EGE), which is about 90 minutes driving time from Anderson Ranch. You would need to rent a car, however, since ground transportation to the Snowmass Village area is not available.

From the Denver Airport (DEN) | 220 miles
Van service from Denver International Airport (DEN) is available through Colorado Mountain Express (800/525-6363 or 970/754-7433 or online at This van shuttle service takes five to seven hours, depending on weather, traffic, other stops, and the interval between flight arrivals and van shuttle departures.


Frequent buses ( or 970/925-8484) and shuttles ( or 970/923-2543) run to Snowmass Village and Aspen, and are free to ride. 


There are also taxis (High Mountain Taxi ― or 970/925-8294) and airport limos (Colorado Mountain Express or 970/754-7433). 


Anderson Ranch's parking capacity is very limited. 

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