My husband and I have an opportunity to stay at a Dancing Bear residence for a few nights, October 9-12. We are coming from northern Illinois. He will drive (hates airplanes) and I will fly. Hubby is planning to spend a couple of days in Colorado Springs before I arrive. I'd like to join him for the drive to Aspen. We're not sure if we should meet up in CS or in Denver. It looks like the drive from either city is about the same? Is there any advantage in driving from one over the other? I can fly into either COS or DEN. My return will be out of DEN. Maybe I just answered my own question . . . drive into Aspen from CS then out to Denver, for two different - hopefully scenic - drives.