Summit County Info

 

Colorado’s Playground!

Summit County, CO is known for its big beautiful mountains, its multitude of outdoor activities, and its proximity to Denver.  There are tons of things to do in Summit County.  Whether it is skiing and snowboarding in the winter, hiking and mountain biking in the summer, or just a fresh-air mountain getaway any time of year, there are plenty of reason to visit the Summit County area.

You’ve made a fantastic choice to come to play in Summit County! Hop on a Peak 1 Express airport shuttle from Denver to the mountains for the simplest way to get to your fun destination. Our guides are all Summit County locals who can help you get the lay of the land and give you tips about the best way to spend your time while you’re here.

So Much to Choose From!

It’s hard to decide where to stay and go in Summit County, CO. Let us help.

See A Map of Summit County

There are five main areas or towns that make up the famous Summit County, CO: Frisco, Copper Mountain, Silverthorne/Dillon, Keystone, and Breckenridge. There are 4 world class ski resorts throughout the county as well. Breckenridge Ski Resort, Keystone Resort, Copper Mountain, and Arapahoe Basin are all located within the county and offer skiing and snowboarding for all ages and abilities.

Peak 1 Express serves all of these areas and offers door-to-door airport transportation everywhere within Summit County from Denver International Airport. For the most affordable option, you can also be picked up or dropped off at one of our convenient transfer center locations in Frisco, Breckenridge or Keystone. These spots are centrally located.

Once Peak 1 Express has delivered you to your destination, consider using the Summit Stage, a free bus system to get you from town to town or around individual towns in Summit County.

If you haven’t been here, it can be difficult to understand where the towns of Summit County are located relative to one another.  Feel free to use our travel centers for Summit County information.

Driving distances between towns in Summit County:

  • Breckenridge to Frisco: 9 miles, ~15 minutes
  • Frisco to Copper Mountain: 6 miles, ~10 minutes
  • Silverthorne to Keystone: 6 miles, ~10 minutes
  • Keystone to Breckenridge: 6 miles, ~ 15 minutes

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Breckenridge, CO:

The town of Breckenridge is the most populated area and one of the most visited places in the state. With a quaint main street that offers plenty of shopping, fine dining and pubs, the town has a variety of things to do, not to mention the famous Breckenridge Ski Resort. The Peak 1 Express transfer center here is located at the Breckenridge Station. This is also the spot where the free bus systems the Summit Stage and the Breckenridge Free Ride pick up, near City Market in the middle of Breckenridge.

Frisco, CO

Frisco is the most central town to all of Summit County. Just 9 miles up the road, the town of Frisco sits right on Lake Dillon. Visitors can enjoy boat rentals from the Frisco Marina or just sit in the sun and enjoy a cocktail on a sunny summer afternoon. Main Street shops and restaurants welcome vacationers and offer great views of the surrounding mountains and the lake. The Peak 1 Express Frisco Transfer Station for our airport shuttles is located behind Wal-Mart and City Market at the same location as the Summit Stage bus system transfer center. From here, it’s easy to hop on a Summit Stage bus to locations around the entire county.

Copper Mountain, CO

Copper Mountain sits just a few miles up I-70 from Frisco and has plenty of shops and lodging at the base of Copper Mountain ski resort. Once our Denver airport shuttle drops you off at Copper, you can stay and play to their heart’s desire and never have to leave the village. Drop off and pick up for Copper Mountain shuttle service is located at the Copper Lodging check-in. Door to door service for Copper is only available through the charter service, not shared shuttle.

Silverthorne, CO and Dillon, CO

The towns of Silverthorne and Dillon are located right off of I-70 as well. There are outlet malls and a plethora of restaurants to choose from. There are nationally known hotel chains for lodging as well. From Silverthorne and Dillon, all areas of Summit County are no more than about a  20 min drive.

Keystone, CO

Keystone Resort is about 6 miles from Silverthorne and Dillon and about 15 minutes from Breckenridge or Frisco. At Keystone you will find a family friendly village at the base of a world class ski resort. Restaurants and souvenir shops are scattered throughout the village for your après ski enjoyment. We have a new Denver airport shuttle transfer center stop here that makes it incredibly easy to get from the airport to Keystone Resort directly.

Summit County is a hotbed of outdoor sports and leisure with travel centers that offer tons of summit county information. Visitors come year around to enjoy the fabulous summer weather and outstanding skiing and snowboarding during the winter. With hundreds of miles of trails and open space to explore, and many shops to browse, it is truly Colorado’s Playground.