Every year, thousands of families head up from Denver to Copper Mountain. Some might live in the city, but others will fly in from as far as the United Kingdom to catch some snow on Copper Mountain, or ”Copper” as locals call it. But how do you get from Denver to Copper Mountain? And how long is the drive?
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How far is Copper Mountain from Denver
Copper Mountain Ski Resort is located 78 miles or 125 kilometres from Denver. The drive from Denver to Copper Mountain will take 1h30 minutes on good days but will often take closer to 2 hours.
Is there a shuttle from Denver Airport to Copper Mountain
There is a shuttle from Denver Airport to Copper Mountain that runs daily. Via Summit Express Shuttles you can book shared shuttles and private shuttles.
You can also book a cheap shuttle via GetTransfer.
Denver to Copper Mountain by Car
Want to head to Copper Mountain from Denver by car? Then you will need to take the i70 into the mountains. You will need to follow the i70 all the way onto the Wheeler Junction and then follow the signs for Copper Mountain. There are parking lots for Copper Mountain next to the CO-91.
Driving to Copper Mountain can be quite tricky as it will often snow in the mountains. You will need to make sure you have snow tires on your car. It is true that the roads are often clear and open – but especially when staying in a hotel in Frisco, you want to be sure to drive safe.
Hire a car from Denver to Copper Mountain
If you are arriving in Denver International Airport and want to hit a few ski resorts during your stay in Colorado, it might be a good idea to hire a car. Hiring a car in Denver International Airport is fairly easy. You can book your car online before your trip and pick it up when you land.
Hiring a car in Denver International Airport is also a good idea when your car is not big enough to take your ski gear or when you don’t have a 4×4 that can easily tackle the mountain. Choose your car, the dates you would like to hire your car for, and of course your pick up and drop off point and pay online or at the car rental desk.
Book a transfer from Denver to Copper Mountain
Hiring or booking a transfer is one of the easiest ways to get from Denver to Copper Mountain. When booking a private transfer your driver will meet you with a plaque at the airport. When booking a shared transfer, the transfer service will more often than not run a couple of times a day from a set point outside the airport. This can, however, mean that you need to wait a couple of hours after your flight landed before you can board the transfer. This is also one of the reasons why I would recommend booking a private transfer. The last thing you will want to do after a long flight is wait even longer for your transfer.
Booking a transfer from Denver to Copper Mountain is fairly easy. You can request quotes on GetTransfer after which professional transfer and taxi companies will put in bids for your route. After a few hours or sometimes a day, you will be able to book the cheapest transfer, or the transfer that fits your needs the best, through GetTransfer.
Lieze Neven is a globetrotting travel writer and expat currently based in Nepal. With a passion for exploration, she has lived in Dubai, the UK, and Belgium, alongside her international teacher husband. Her parents live in France and she tries to visit Paris at least once a year. Together, they travel the world looking for the best hotels, experiences and food locations have to offer!