Interstate 70 cuts through the heart of Summit County |

Interstate 70 cuts through the heart of Summit County

Interstate 70 cuts through the heart of Summit County. Located 85 miles west of Denver, Summit County is known as Colorado’s playground. Due to the proximity to the Denver area, Summit County is a popular recreation destination for the front range population.

The Eisenhower tunnel, considered by many as the gateway to Summit County, was named after the 34th President in 1972 and is the longest tunnel in Colorado spanning 1.7 miles under the Continental Divide. If you are traveling westbound from the Denver metro area or Denver International Airport the Eisenhower is a dramatic entrance to the beauty of Summit County.

Rental cars and resort shuttles are the most popular means of traveling to Summit County from the airport. Resort Express offers daily trips to and from Denver International Airport. Call ahead to secure a spot on the shuttle. The winter season can be very busy and space is frequently booked so plan in advance. To contact Resort express see our featured sponsor listing at the top of the page. Rental cars are readily available from various airport information desks and offer a scenic and private alternative to the resort shuttle. If you are unfamiliar with driving in winter and mountain environments we recommended taking advantage of the shuttle, limo, or bus options. The weekends see heavy traffic and this is no place for the beginner, save the adrenaline rush for the hill.

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