On a recent trip from Keystone to the wonders of Sin City we decided to skip the driving and take a shuttle. I hopped online and found a locals special from the Frisco Transfer station to the airport with Summit Express. We were only going for one night of fun and games so we decided to really enjoy ourselves, plus if you have been to Vegas, a little extra nap time on the way home helps a lot! At 6:45 in the morning with a hot cup of coffee in our hands we roll into the parking lot and for the first time hopped into a Mercedes Sprinter Van.
Now we are both over 6 feet tall and don’t fit in the back seat all that well. We opened up a sliding door that’s at least 4 feet wide and were pleasantly surprised at the amount of space inside this Sprinter Van. There is enough head room to stand up, the seats are very comfortable and there is plenty of legroom. Our driver was very polite. He offered us both a bottle of water, gave us the estimated travel times to the airport and let us know what the free wifi password for onboard wifi! The roads were covered in snow and it was near white out conditions up at the tunnel. This would have been some white knuckled driving even for us locals, however we decided to brush up on our card counting skills and enjoyed a very smooth ride up the mountain instead.
Now our timing was impeccable and we were able to hit Denver right in the thick of rush hour. Our driver hops on the radio and gets us a back road route across town and onto clear roads all the way to the airport. Our timing was actually very good for the combination of bad roads and rush hour traffic we still made the trip in just over an hour. Our driver was very polite when we rolled into the airport, unloaded our luggage and wished us a safe trip while double checking we did not leave any items on the bus.
Vegas happened and it was time to head home. We actually landed early, tired and ragged from a fun night on the town. One quick call to Summit Express and our shuttle time was able to be bumped up 2 hours and there was actually a van sitting outside ready to take us up the mountain. Again the driver was very nice, gave us one look and handed us spare waters for the trip up the mountain. They called us by name and whisked us up through a snow storm right on time and back to home. Now the experience of hopping on a Sprinter Van and being driven home was awesome. There was a good mix of locals, leisure travelers, and business travelers on the shuttle both ways. Even with a nearly full van there was plenty of room to spread out and enjoy the scenery through some impressively large and somehow clean windows. Summit Express is my new choice for shuttle services to Summit County and Denver Airport.