Getting here and around
Submitted by alison on Sun, 07/07/2013 - 12:56pmAs you plan your Colorado vacation, you'll need to think about how you are going to get from place to place. Whether you plan to fly into town and explore the areas that are walking distance from your hotel, or you're thinking about travelling throughout the state, there's a wide range of travel options in Colorado.
Air:Colorado has numerous airports both in major cities like Denver and Colorado Springs, and in many of the mountain towns like Eagle Airport (near Vail) and Steamboat Springs Airport. Many Colorado visitors choose to fly into a major airport and then rent a car or catch public transportation to their eventual destination.
Car:In the summer months, a car is by far the best way to travel, giving you the freedom of exploring back roads and mountain passes. Visitors from nearby states will often drive out to Colorado, while those from further away frequently choose to rent a car once they've arrived in the state. If you're planning a trip to the mountains a vehicle with 4 wheel drive is recommended in the winter.
RV:Explore Colorado from corner to corner, and bring the comforts of home with you! RV'ing is hugely popular in Colorado, and it's not hard to see why. With plenty of campgrounds and RV parks, it's an easy way to see the rural parts of the state but still enjoy a soft bed every night - and for a fraction of the cost of a hotel room.
Public transportation:If you're staying in a major city, public transportation is a no-brainer, but even in the smaller resort towns like Breckenridge and Vail you'll find free local bus systems. Especially in the winter, it can be wonderful to let someone else do the driving instead of worrying about icy roads and white-out snow storms. Shuttle services and private car services are available between major airports and the resorts, which means you can go the whole vacation without having to get behind the wheel.
No matter how you choose to get around Colorado, you'll find plenty of places to visit and explore!