Getting To Keystone

Getting To Keystone

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Where is Keystone?

Ninety minutes (74 miles) west of Denver, Keystone Colorado is on the scenic Highway 6 a few minutes from the major interstate, the I70.

Keystone is situated in Summit County. The little town of Dillon is about 6 miles to the west and Silverthorne is another mile or so further along Highway 6. The town of Frisco Colorado is about 12 miles from Keystone Resort

Other Ski Resorts Nearby

You’re in Summit County, Colorado, which is full of ski hills. Arapahoe Basin is the closest. Others include Loveland, Breckenridge, Copper Mountainand a tad further on in the next county, Vail Ski Resort and Beaver Creek. Meanwhile Loveland Ski Area is only 13 miles away to the northeast.


The Denver International Airport is the main airport hub which is 98 miles to the east of Keystone. Denver Airport receives flights from a multitude of airports across the US. To make searching for flights to Denver easier, use one of the recommended flight search engines to compare flight options from multiple airlines.

Alternatively it’s possible to fly into Vail Eagle Municipal Airport which is also a 90 minute drive from Keystone. It is a smaller airport with less frequent flights which tend to be a little more expensive, and there are fewer rental car and transport options.

Denver to Keystone Shuttle

There are a multitude of private operators providing Eagle airport or Denver to Keystone shuttles. Or if you are travelling with a group of people, the best way to get to Keystone is with any one of the private limo services. They have drivers providing transport in all sorts of vehicles including sedans, vans, and fully stretched limos. A private shuttle to Keystone is a great way to guarantee transport from either of the airports and it saves waiting for buses. 

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Driving to Keystone Colorado

Car rentals are available at either Denver or Vail Eagle Airport. If doing a bit of car touring we recommend getting a 4WD. When renting a vehicle from Vail/Eagle Municipal Airport, make an advanced reservation as supply can be limited.

The drive from Denver is along I70 which sometimes gets rather congested, particularly on a weekend powder day. Take the Hwy 6 exit at Dillon/Silverthorne (exit #205) and cruise the 6 miles to Keystone. It’s an easy drive because it’s all on major highways and there are no winding roads or steep pitches.

There are lots of different parking lot options for day trippers. Free parking is available if you park a long way from the slopes and catch a shuttle to the lifts. There are various paid parking lots closer to the lifts, for which the fees are greater on weekends.

Getting Around Summit County

Summit County runs an effective and free shuttle service to and from all the main resort towns and points of interest around Keystone. It links Keystone to Frisco, Dillon, Silverthorne, Breckenridge, Copper Mountain and Arapahoe Basin. Called the Summit Stage, it runs every 30 minutes during busy periods and may be an option if staying off the mountain.

Or if you want to head to Eagle County to Vail Mountain or Beaver Creek, you can get a private shuttle.

Getting Around Keystone

In addition to parking lot shuttles on weekends and holidays for the outer lots, there is an extensive free Keystone shuttle system with various routes that run to the base areas and the lodging areas. The routes are serviced every 10-30 minutes and the majority of the routes have buses running between 8am and 10pm. There is also an on-call service from 6am to midnight available before and after scheduled routes.