Planning a vacation can be a daunting task. From all forms of travel to different activities and events you don’t know to miss, to getting the best deal on every aspect of your trip, the process is only fun once you get to actually take the vacation. We want to help you organize all of your thoughts during this time of planning and make your job a bit easier.
If you have any questions on any aspect of your vacation, feel free to call our trip specialists at 855-GO-PEAK1. We’ve seen the in’s and out’s of traveling in Colorado, and we’d love to help answer any questions you may have and set up transportation to the mountains for you!
First things first, what is your preferred way of actually getting to the state? Denver Airport is an international airport just east of Denver and the Colorado Springs Airport, a few hours south in Colorado Springs, are the most popular ways to arrive and depart in Colorado. If you’re heading further into the Rockies, plenty of smaller airports such as the Eagle Airport, which will get you to the Vail Valley, or the Yampa Valley Regional Airport, located in Hayden just 30 minutes outside of Steamboat, are great options if you have the money to spend. If you decide to stick to the front range airports, you’ll need transportation to the high country.
There are plenty of rental car companies offering cars of all shapes and sizes to get you where you need to go for the week. Sometimes this is a great option, especially if you’re traveling around the state while here. However, rental cars can get expensive, and if you plan on sticking around one area there are plenty of other options to get you where you need to go.
Peak 1 Express’ shuttle service offers transportation from Denver Airport to Summit County and Vail Valley in the Rockies. If you’re heading to Breckenridge, Frisco, Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone, or Copper Mountain, this is your most affordable option. Especially in the winter, when blankets of snow are constantly falling over I-70 and the high country, leave the stress of travel to Peak 1 Express to get you where you need to be. Parking can also be an issue in these quaint mountain towns during peak season, so it’s a perfect time to ditch the car and take advantage of the many bus systems in both Summit County and the Vail Valley.
Peak 1 Express also offers shared shuttle services and private charters from the Eagle County Regional Airport to locations in the Vail Valley such as Avon, Beaver Creek, Edwards, and Vail. Check out our EGE shuttle schedule here.
When deciding on where to stay, there is a plethora of choices. From the newly popular Airbnb, to the classic VRBO, or just a hotel in the area, you won’t go without a place to crash at the end of the day. Vacation rentals are sometimes the greatest option, due to the fact that the majority of them are fully equipped as a home so your group can save a lot of money by cooking at home. Also, if you’re around for a family reunion, bachelor/bachelorette party, wedding, or just a quick mountain getaway, your whole group can stay in one house and not hotel rooms scattered around a large building.
Though Airbnb’s and VRBO’s have a good handful of benefits, it’s sometimes nice to stay in a hotel in a central location with plenty of restaurants and activities surrounding the area… not to mention housekeeping who will clean your room every morning. For some great suggestions on where to stay, check out our travel guides.
Anywhere you decide to travel to in Colorado will have an endless amount of activity, whether it be outdoor adventures year round, festivities and events, great cuisine or learning about the history of an area, finding something to do will not be an issue.
Read up on all the best events, adventures and more with our Travel Guides:
If you’re planning to ski the world-class Breckenridge Ski Resort, rent your performance ski and snowboard packages from Breckenridge Ski & Sport. Get the best gear at the best price, and even hitch a free ride to the ski lifts after you get fitted with your equipment!