Ideally situated just 70 to 85 miles from Denver, Summit County transportation options are convenient and plentiful. Between Denver International Airport (DIA) and your final destination, rental cars and van shuttle services are the logical choices. Advance reservations are recommended, especially during peak seasons when both of these options may be at capacity. The Bustang (bus service) now complements and replaces autos for the commute between the city of Denver and Summit County. With unbeatable low fares and a growing schedule of pick-ups and drop-offs, it’s an economical way to travel east and west. Greyhound travels a similar route. Taxi services as a function of Summit County transportation are somewhat limited. You’re more likely to find a few taxis in and around Breckenridge than service to transport you between towns. In the vacuum left by taxis, branded rideshare services like Uber have recently launched in Summit County. Pedal power rules Summit County: Many locals travel by bike whether to and from work or to meet friends in town. An enclosed free gondola operates in-season from the Gondola Lot and whisks travelers to Peaks 7 and 8 over Cucumber Gulch, a nature preserve. If you’re looking for a scenic route between Frisco and Dillon, a water taxi charts a course between their two marinas.
Summit County Transportation: Free Bus Service
Among the many amenities offered locally for Summit County transportation options, the county’s free bus service covers some serious geography, allowing you to leave your vehicle at home. In Breckenridge, travelers can hop onto the Free Ride to get around town. Five separate routes weave throughout key neighborhoods with transfers at the Gondola station. Families, skis and bikes are encouraged, especially when parking is scarce. The Free Ride connects to the Summit County Stage whose 10 routes travel throughout the county. Locals depend on the Summit Stage as part of their commute and vacationers looking for economy can find it here.
Paid Parking in Breckenridge
Beginning in winter 2016–2017, Breckenridge launched an extensive paid parking system that uses a combination of block-by-block pay stations connected to a mobile app that allows you to add time without returning to the kiosk. The first hour is always free. Note that the paid spots in town are not meant for skiers.