Keystone is easily accessible from Denver and Denver International Airport. It takes approximately 1 hour 30 Minutes to drive from DIA to Keystone. The main access point is Interstate 70 through the foothills and mountains of Colorado. On your way to Keystone Ski Resort, you will travel over the Continental Divide, the highest ridge line in North America.
During the Summer months, there might be a little road construction, but I-70 is typically clear. If you are headed westbound on a Friday afternoon, you might want to plan for a bit of extra drive time, as Colorado residents love to escape the city for the weekend. If you head back to Denver on a Sunday, plan for more traffic than usual. Ask your SummitCove vacation planner about Sunday night specials in order to avoid traffic altogether! Travel through the Eisenhower Tunnel on I-70 or go over Loveland Pass to get to Keystone. Loveland Pass offers amazing views and we recommend stopping at the top to experience the thin air. Just don’t take your eyes off of the road.
During the Winter months, Loveland Pass sometimes closes due to adverse weather. If you are not experienced in driving in Winter conditions, we recommend staying on I-70 and going through the town of Dillon, Colorado to get to Keystone. Again, Fridays headed west and Sundays traveling east will present the heaviest traffic. If you can plan to travel to Keystone on Thursday and back home on Sunday, you will miss all of the traffic and enjoy a relaxing drive.
Once you have your lodging booked with SummitCove, your confirmation will provide information about discounted car rentals as well as a discount code for shuttle service. Feel free to call one of vacation planners if you have questions or would like a quote for a rental car. We have access to a limited number of highly discounted large SUV’s, so if you are traveling during peak times, be sure to have us put your rental car reservation in as soon as possible. Rental cars can be picked up at DIA and they all include free roof racks, a savings of $16.95 per day. All taxes and fees are included in the quote we provide, so there are no surprises at the rental car counter. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about rental cars from Denver.