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Traveling to Vail from Denver

Bristol, Rhode...
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Traveling to Vail from Denver

I am traveling to Vail from Denver in late December. We're going to stay a few days in Vail then head back to Denver for the football game on New Years Day. What is the best way to get there and back? Rental car or shuttle service? What shuttle services would you recommend? Are there shuttle companies that will drop us off at our Hotel in downtown Denver on the return?

Thank you in advance for your help!

Furlong PA
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1. Re: Traveling to Vail from Denver

I've used CME from DIA and had great service. They claim to go downtown although it seems to only one hotel


There are others, do a google search for Denver ski shuttle ... I can't comment on any of the others.

Bristol, Rhode...
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2. Re: Traveling to Vail from Denver

Thank you!

Centerville, Ohio
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3. Re: Traveling to Vail from Denver

We would elect a rental car.

Parking garages available at Vail, and the opportunity to explore nearby communities.


Denver, Colorado
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4. Re: Traveling to Vail from Denver

Leave early on your trip to Denver. The trip should take 90 minutes but could take 4-5 hours if there's a lot of skier traffic or weather. Get a car.

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5. Re: Traveling to Vail from Denver

New Years day traffic is not that bad. Once you are in Vail a car is more of a nuisance than anything else, plus the parking fees add up fast. You will need to reach out to the shuttle services to see who might drop you off at a hotel versus the Airport flydenver.com/parking_transit/transit/mounta…

Do you know where you are staying in Vail? I might revise the car thing if you are more than a couple of bus stops away from a lift.

I have talked to a couple of Uber drivers in Denver that will take people to the mountains. That might be an option.


Edited: 20 September 2016, 04:10
6. Re: Traveling to Vail from Denver

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