3 Reasons You Don’t Need a Car in the Mountains

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There are a number of reasons why you should cancel that rental car and make your trip to the mountains without a car. Forget about that expensive rental and take advantage of free bus systems, bike rentals and convenient and affordable airport transportation to make the most of your mountain vacation.

  1. Free Bus Systems

summit stageThe Summit Stage makes it easy to get to and from the various transfer hubs within Summit County, including the Breckenridge Transfer Center, Arapahoe Basin, Copper Mountain and more. In Eagle County, ECO Transit is a cheap and convenient way to move between Vail, Edwards, Avon, Beaver Creek, and more. Once you make it to your destination, free bus routes are not hard to come by. The Town of Breckenridge utilizes the Breckenridge Free Ride system to transport residents and visitors all over the town free of charge. The Vail Buses are similar to that of Breckenridge, offering free transportation between the eastern end of Vail Village and the western end of LionsHead. Even Keystone has a shuttle service for resort guests. There’s no need for a car in the mountains when you ride everywhere for next to nothing!

  1. Bike Rentals

bikepathNo matter where you go in Summit or Eagle County, you are sure to run into numerous shops renting out bikes. Not only are the bikes an abundant feature of the mountains, but the bike paths are as well! The Vail Pass path connects riders from Breckenridge, Frisco, Copper and Vail on 41 miles of paved bike path. With incredible scenery, tough vertical climbs and a perfectly placed rest stop, the Vail Pass path is not just a method of transportation. It’s definitely a challenge worthy trying!

If you are not looking for that caliber of biking challenge, riding around the mountain towns will prove to be leisurely and efficient. Parking can be such a hassle, and the small towns get traffic jammed easily. Hopping on a bike helps avoid both of those common issues!

  1. Airport Transportation with Peak 1 Express

Door-to-door shuttle serviceFor some people, the only reason they rent a car is to get to and from the airport. Why deal with the hassle of finding and paying for a rental car, driving to your accommodations, and putting yourself through the misery of traffic and possible road closures? Peak 1 Express offers shuttle service to and from Denver Airport in our luxurious Mercedes sprinters, which are also set up with wi-fi! Let our drivers deal with traffic and road conditions while you sit back, relax and start your vacation the second your plane lands! We can even drop you off and pick you up right at your front door.


Take advantage of the ease of in-town transportation in the mountains and convenience of Peak 1 Express. Call our agents today to book your shuttle: 855-GO-PEAK1 (855-467-9857)