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Transportation: Driving and flying

Special to the DailyEagle County Airport

Denver International Airport will be 10 years old this season, since replacing Denver’s old Stapleton Airport. Closer to Summit County, Eagle County Airport has been offering commercial service for 14 years. Although they are vastly different in size and scope, both are popular with Summit County


Airport information

Eagle County Airport


Airlines: U.S Airways, United, United Express, American, Continental, Northwest and Delta

Nonstops to/from: Denver, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark N.J., New York City (Laguardia), Houston, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, Charlotte

Driving distance from Frisco: 65 miles; 50 minutes

Directions: Exit Interstate 70 at the Eagle Exit (Exit 147) about 30 miles west of Vail; Take a left at the off-ramp on Eby Creek road; Go right at the roundabout on Highway 6 toward Gypsum; Turn left on Cooley Mesa Road; Airport is 1.7 miles ahead on the right.

Ground transportation: Airlink Shuttle, Colorado Mountain Express, various limo and taxi


Other amenities: Free parking

Denver International Airport


Airlines: More than 30 airlines ” regional, national and international ” fly from DIA; most major airlines are represented

Nonstops to/from: DIA offers service to about 126 national and international destinations

Driving distance from Frisco: 90 miles; 1 hour, 40


Directions: Exit Interstate 70 at Pena Boulevard (Exit 284 if you’re coming from the west); Follow Pena to the airport.

Ground transportation: Call the airport at

(303) 342-4059 – Parking: $7-$15 per day

Driving times:

Driving distances and time estimates from Frisco

In Colorado

– Vail: 26 miles; 30 minutes

– Steamboat Springs: 95 miles; 2 hours, 15 minutes

– Denver: 70 miles; 1 hour, 15 minutes

– Boulder: 85 miles; 1 hour, 40 minutes

– Grand Junction: 175 miles; 2 hours, 50 minutes

– Fort Collins: 135 miles; 2 hours, 15 minutes

– Glenwood Springs: 140 miles; 2 hours, 15 minutes


– Las Vegas: 680 miles; 11 hours

– Salt Lake City: 450 miles; 8 hours

West Coast

– Los Angeles: 950 miles; 15 hours

– San Francisco: 1,200 miles; 20 hours

– Seattle: 1,300 miles; 22 hours

East Coast

– Washington D.C.: 1,750 miles; 27 hours

– New York City: 1,900 miles; 28 hours

– Boston: 2,050 miles; 31 hours

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