One of Summit County's greatest assets is its accessibility from Denver, but a close second must be its extensive free bus system, which links every town and ski resort.
Summit County is an easily accessed mountain-resort destination. Denver International Airport is just 90 minutes away and several companies run airport shuttles, while a free bus system services the entire county.
Interstate 70 running east-west is the main artery serving Summit County. It's a four-lane federal highway spanning many high-mountain passes and tunnels.
A scenic Breckenridge CO transportation option is driving Highway 9 north via Highway 285 into Breckenridge, thus bypassing the interstate.
Only 90 minutes east of Summit County just off Interstate 70, Denver International Airport (DIA) is one of the country's busiest airports with flights from every major domestic carrier as well as many international ones.
Colorado Springs Airport (COS), a municipal airfield servicing regional routes, is about three hours away.
With ample buses and shuttles, hiring a car is not necessary. But if you choose to rent, pick one up at the airport or check in Frisco where Hertz and Enterprise keep limited inventory.
The Summit Stage is a free bus system that makes Summit County transportation cheap and easy. It stops in multiple places at every town in Summit County, including all four ski resorts. See the Summit Stage Bus Schedule.
Breckenridge transportation includes a free town bus system called the Breckenridge Free Ride. See the Breckenridge Free Ride Schedule.
Several companies run airport shuttles to Summit County and Greyhound stops at the Frisco Transit Center.