"Breckenridge Shuttles, Rental Cars & Around Town" Breckenridge Transportation Tip by kellyben
Breckenridge Transportation: 6 reviews and 6 photos
There are a few points that visitors should consider when choosing between renting a car or taking a shuttle to Breckenridge.
Driving to Breckenridge involves crossing the Continental Divide at the Eisenhower tunnel. During the winter months, the approach and descent from the tunnel tend to be icy and snowpacked even on warmer, sunnier days. Visitors should consider their comfort level in driving in winter conditions. If you'll be staying outside of the town limits or plan on visiting the other neighboring ski resorts during your stay, a rental vehicle may be the best option for your party. When selecting a rental car, keep in mind that Breckenridge receives 300+ inches of snowfall each year. While a front-wheel-drive car will generally provide adequate transportation, the weather can be unpredictable. If your budget can accommodate it, upgrade to a four-wheel-drive SUV or an all-wheel-drive sedan or wagon.
Guests who are staying within the downtown and central resort corridor will most likely find that they do not have the need for a vehicle after their arrival. The town of Breckenridge is compact, with a pedestrian friendly layout and a free public transportation system known as the Free Ride. Additionally, many local hotels and resorts provide their guests with complimentary, on-demand transportation throughout the town with their own shuttle vans. Attempting to drive your own vehicle to a local shop or restaurant may require that you park just as far away from your destination as if you had just walked from your accommodations in the first place. If your property provides shuttle service, use it and if they don't, the town's Free Ride busses still offer a very convenient option.
Regardless of how you choose to arrive in Breckenridge you are sure to have an enjoyable stay once there. Again, when making this choice, consider your own winter driving skills, budget and the actual need for a vehicle beyond the time of your arrival.