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Navigating Denver International Airport

As every traveler knows, navigating a new airport may be tricky at times. However, navigating DEN can be fairly easy due to the convenient layout. In general, you will want to plan for 90 minutes  to make it to your gate and await your domestic flight. Below are some tips and tricks to make your Denver International Airport experience as smooth as possible.

Passenger Pick-Up:
Tickets and Checked Baggage:
Baggage Claim:

Whether you have recently claimed your luggage from the baggage claim or if you are traveling with just carry-on items luggage, you will need to take an escalator or elevator to the floor indicated as passenger pick-up.  To find your Peak 1 Express mountain shuttle, you will need to exit the building on the east side of the main terminal. There will be several doors leading outside so you will want to be sure to exit out the sliding glass doors that say 513 in white numbers inside of a blue circle. Our Peak 1 Express shuttle will be located at the first island beneath a sign that reads Mountain Carriers. You will head to Island 1 where your mountain shuttle will be waiting. Your shuttle driver will greet you with a smile and will load your luggage for you so that you are able to find a comfortable spot on board. Once you have loaded the shuttle your Peak 1 Express driver will be sure to check that all passengers are on board before making the last leg of your journey to your mountain getaway.

If you print your ticket prior to arriving at the airport, you may simply walk in through either the east or west side of the terminal and head straight to security.  This will cut down on the time it takes to navigate DEN. If you forget your ticket you may always locate the easy to use kiosks that usually sit near the designated carrier.

If you are traveling with a few bags, you will want to check which side of the terminal your airline’s check-in desk is located on.  It is always highly recommended to plan for additional travel time if you do plan to have checked baggage, and to allow for more time if you have a large group with multiple bags.

Going through security will add additional time to your travel, so it is very important to be prepared, and to plan ahead. Denver International Airport tries to help you plan by providing an estimated security check time on their website, but it never hurts to allow extra time.  Here are a few helpful things to remember when packing your carry-on and entering the security line.

  • Be sure that all keys, coins, jewelry, and metal objects are off and in your carry-on or in one of the security bins.
  • Remove your jacket, shoes, and belt and place them in the security bins.
  • If you have any electrical devices you will want to place them in a separate bin.
  • Any liquids or gels must be in a 3 oz or smaller container, and placed in a plastic bag that is no larger than one-quart, if you do not have one you may get one at the airport.

Once through Security you will want to take a look at your ticket to find which concourse and gate your flight will be located at. DE has three concourses from which all flights depart: Concourse A, Concourse B, and Concourse C.  After passing through security you will head down the escalator to the famous Denver International Airport train which will quickly take you to your concourse.

If you are flying into Denver International Airport and you have checked baggage, you’ll need to locate the baggage claim area.  As soon as you exit your plane, you will be able to look up to the nearest sign which there will be an arrow guiding you towards the baggage claim area. In most cases, you will need to board the train that runs between the concourses to get to the baggage claim, which is located in the main terminal.

Peak 1 Express Mountain Shuttle 2018/19 Rates

Daily DEN airport transportation to all Breckenridge/ Summit County locations, plus Vail, Avon/ Beaver Creek & Edwards!

Need a DEN mountain shuttle to Summit County, Breckenridge or Vail? Peak 1 Express makes it easy! Mountain transportation from DEN is a great way make your vacation easy and worry-free. Let us take care of the driving while you sit back and relax.

Peak 1 Express Denver Airport Shuttle

The easiest and most convenient way to get to the Colorado mountains is to fly into Denver International Airport and take a shuttle to your destination.

Peak 1 Express mountain shuttle service in Colorado is the most affordable and reliable source of DEN transportation and airport shuttle service. Our shuttles will take you and your family from Denver International Airport to Summit County and return you safely to DEN after your trip.

Don’t worry yourself with finding a safe vehicle that can survive the mountain roads in Colorado. Instead, rely on the safety and affordability of the Peak 1 Express mountain shuttle service to transport you and your loved ones to and from the mountain town in Colorado. Your ski and snowboard vacation will be easier to plan when you book your DEN transportation with Peak 1 Express.

Colorado has some of the greatest ski and snowboard venues in the world and Peak 1 Express can be your safe and reliable transportation choice to get you there and back to the airport on time. Visit the Rocky mountains using the Breckenridge Airport shuttle or Vail Airport shuttle from DEN to the famous mountain town and safely back to the airport at the end of your trip.

Peak 1 Express DEN transportation also includes travel to Copper Mountain. This famed ski and snowboard resort is nestled in Summit County and our transportation services to and from the mountain are the best in Colorado. Take comfort in knowing that our Copper Mountain shuttle will get you there safely and our dependable service gets you back to DEN when your vacation is finished.

If you’re traveling from the airport to Dillon, use the DEN shuttle services from Peak 1 Express to get you there quickly and safely. The Dillon Airport Shuttle services a safe and affordable way to travel between Dillon and DEN for you ski and snowboard trip in the Colorado Mountains. Our mountain shuttle will get you from DEN to Dillon and back at an affordable rate.

Peak 1 Express is proud to provide convenient, affordable transportation to all Summit or Eagle County locations, including Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain, Frisco, Dillon,  Silverthorne, Vail, Beaver Creek, Edwards or Avon.  At the end of your trip, we will meet you at your destination and shuttle you back to the airport.

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Denver International Airport Details

About DEN
Flying DEN
Airlines in DEN
Dining in DEN
Art in DEN

About the Denver Airport

Would you like to see the majestic Colorado Rocky Mountains? Potentially ski at one of Colorado’s major ski resorts? Or just be able to breathe in the fresh mountain air? Have you already started planning a Colorado vacation, but now you are unsure of where to fly into? Denver International Airport (DEN) is the main airport in Colorado and is also the second largest airport in the world, with its expansive 53 square miles. If you are looking for convenient, and cost-effective flights be sure to look into flying with one of the many carriers who fly in and out of Denver International Airport.  Located just off of Interstate 70, DEN provides quick and convenient access to most of the major resort towns in Colorado. Peak 1 Express offers you more info about DEN to help you plan your trip.

Details About Flying into & out-of Denver Airport

Denver International Airport boasts three concourses and 6 runways, so you may rest assured that there will always be a flight for you. If you have reservations about flying into such a large airport, it is time to wash them away. Denver International Airport was voted Best Airport In America 6 years in a row by Business Traveler Magazine from the years 2005-2010. The concourses are laid out in such a way that navigating them is quick and simple.

If you are arriving at the airport, our mountain shuttle drivers will be waiting for you in the pick-up area with a big smile and helping hand. Then, sit back and relax as we take you up into the mountains. Or if you are ready to leave Colorado do not worry as our drivers will make sure to get you to the terminal before your flight in one of our comfortable airport shuttles.

Airlines Serving Denver International Airport

  • Aeromexico
  • Air Canada
  • Alaska Airlines
  • Allegiant
  • American Airlines
  • Boutique Air
  • British Airways
  • Copa Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • Denver Air Connection
  • Edelweiss
  • Frontier Airlines
  • Great Lakes Airlines
  • Icelandair
  • JetBlue Airways
  • Lufthansa
  • Norwegian
  • Southwest Airlines
  • Spirit Airlines
  • Sun Country Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Volaris
  • WestJet

Dining in the Denver Airport

Whether you will  be flying to or from Denver International Airport, you will have many amenities to aid you in an enjoyable and stress-free flying experience. Be sure to check out one of the many restaurants – they are the perfect way to avoid airplane food! If you are going to the A gates, stop by the New Belgium Spoke, where they have plenty of great sandwich options, salads and wraps. Many of these items are packaged for the on-the-go traveler. If you are flying into the B gates, Heidi’s Deli will be sure to satisfy your hunger with a nice array of sandwiches to choose from. And for those traveling to the C gates be sure to stop into Rock Bottom Brewery, where there is a variety of meals to choose from plus a top notch list of microbrews.If you are seeking a quick pick-me-up, there are many coffee spots, as well as airport bars that are open regularly.

Art in the Denver Airport

Most people don’t think of artwork when they plan their flights, but DEN practically doubles as an art museum.  As you travel through the airport take notice of some of the intriguing works that are on display throughout the main terminal and concourses. You may find yourself looking at the one of the many murals, such as  “The Children of the World Dream of Peace,” by Leo Tanguma. Or if you pay attention as you are walking  you may see some Navajo terms for geographical sites inscribed in the floor that will reflect Colorado’s ancient past. There is also the awe-inspiring Beaded Circle Crossing located in the B concourse that will make any traveler stop to appreciate it’s beauty.

From the outside DEN stands out with it’s unique roof, meant to invoke the snow-capped peaks of the Rocky Mountains. In addition to the artistry, the roof is also a feat of engineering. It is made of teflon fiberglass that is as thin as a credit card!

As you enter and exit the airport it is hard not to notice the magnificent sculpture of a blue mustang that guards the entrance. Though this mustang may look fierce the story behind the sculpture is quite fascinating and will make a great read for any traveler waiting to board their flight.