Everything you need to know about transportation from Denver Airport to Beaver Creek, Colorado:
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Beaver Creek, centrally located in Colorado right off of I-70, is just under two and a half hours west of the Denver Airport. It sits right above 8,000 feet in elevation and is a popular ski vacation destination for families. The resort was first opened in 1980 and boasts some of the best winter and summer activities in Colorado. Many travelers consider flying into the Eagle Airport 30 minutes west of Beaver Creek. During the winter, four major airlines offer nonstop flights from across the country, but the Eagle Airport tends to close quickly during inclement weather.
Some may think that renting a car is their preferred option for transportation from Denver. Though the airport offers a dozen different rental car companies and the ease of creating your own travel schedule may sound appealing, the drive to Beaver Creek is quite demanding. You’ll climb nearly 6,000 feet in elevation from Denver to the Eisenhower Tunnel first, then make your way past Copper Mountain and over Vail Pass which tops out at 10,662 feet. Both these areas have windy roads and tend to get icy fast, causing slower speeds and accidents all along the interstate. You’ll also find yourself navigating an absurd amount of roundabouts in Beaver Creek.
Another transportation option is Uber and Lyft, except both will be pretty harsh on the bank account. Since the drive is about two and a half hours and Uber and Lyft pay by time as well as mileage, getting stuck in weather or traffic will run the meter up tremendously.
If you prefer to sit back and relax on your way into the mountains, shared shuttles are the most affordable and reliable means of travel from the Denver Airport to Beaver Creek. If you ride with Peak 1 Express, you’ll get to enjoy free beverages and WiFi during the drive, as well as a spacious Mercedes Sprinter van. You can book the shuttle in advance so you’ll be able to hop on moments after you land in Denver. During the busy season, Peak 1 Express has 14 departure times from the airport daily up to Beaver Creek accommodating the largest amount of flights out of any other transportation company.
Looking for more customized transportation for your family or group? Private SUVs are perfect for a family of four or five and charter services are great for a large group. Both options will pick you up at the time most convenient for you from the airport and you’ll have about an hour of time on your way to Beaver Creek to stop for some food, grab groceries or your ski rentals for the week.
Head to mountainshuttle.com or call Peak 1 Express today to schedule your reliable ride to Beaver Creek. You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel.