Getting Around Colorado

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    E-470

    by DrexelDragon Written Nov 19, 2004

    A good way of getting from one side of the Denver Metro Area to the other is to use E-470 instead of the major interstates. It's a toll road, but it's definitely quicker during rush hour.

    Denver Airport. It sure looks neat. It's out in the middle of no where. It sure cost a lot of money. And, it sure is difficult to navigate inside. Okay, it's not that hard once you make it through security, but where you need to enter the security area can make you look like you're completely lost. The other thing that I did not like about Denver Int'l is the baggage claim, or more rather finding the appropriate carousel. It's no problem following the baggage claim signs from the gate. Yet, once you get to the point where you can meet up with family and friends...good luck. At least the 5 or 6 times that I flew in, I could never figure out which way to go to find the right carousel. The electronic board that posts your flight and carousel numbers is too far away from the concourse exit, so be prepared to walk around searching for a bit.

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    FREX

    by Astrobuck Updated Nov 15, 2004

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    This is a new bus line running between Colorado Springs and Denver. It is called "FREX" (Front Range Express). Since this is something new, I haven't had the chance to ride it yet. The cost for a one-way fare from Colorado Springs to Denver is $6.

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    Mountain Passes

    by goingsolo Written Oct 10, 2004

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    Several Colorado highways, Hwy 550 in particular, cross over the numerous mountain ranges in the area. Driving on these mountain passes is tricky as the roads are narrow and steep, but the scenery is incredible.

    If you're driving in the winter, check weather conditions and road closures, as the mountain passes are shut down after heavy snowfall. Snow chains are also a good idea during the winter months. But if, weather permitting, your Colorado trip takes you over one of these mountain passes, make sure to stop at the scenic turnoffs and take in the incredible views.

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    Parking Laws

    by ThePeekmeister Written Aug 9, 2004

    Warning - only park on the street in the same direction as the traffic is passing. Otherwise you may get a parking fine of $30, like my brother and me got. Money I'd rather spend hiring MTBs to explore the Rockies!

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  • Driving through the mountains...

    by MandaJ320 Written May 4, 2004

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    Don't drive through the mountains in the winter unless you have four-wheel drive. It is very dangerous around the high passes like Monarch's Pass. Be careful of truckers in the snow... they have difficulty getting up the steep slopes. Also, I noticed that although the roads are very high and curvy, people still like to drive pretty fast. But I think it's better to be safe than sorry.

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    Driving in ice and snow

    by goingsolo Written Apr 27, 2004

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    It can snow at high elevations almost any time of year. Unless its mid summer, its a good idea to have the right equipment for winter driving. Ice and snow are common as early as late October or early November, especially in the high country.

    Ice on the windshield on an early November morning

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    Scenic Highways

    by goingsolo Written Apr 27, 2004

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    I-70 is the major east-west route. It is unbelievably scenic for an interstate. It passes directly through mountains via the Eisenhower tunnel, winds through the narrow Glenwood Canyon and passes some incredible scenery. This photo was taken just west of Vail along the highway

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    Airplane, airport

    by speedy77 Updated Mar 30, 2004

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    Aspen Airport besides Buttermilk Mountain is not a very big airport, but big enough for midium size planes. It's one of the difficult airports to land at, since the mountains are so close. But once you get there, life begins....

    I'm happy to be one of those who had a chance to try flying a small plane. It was awesome. My cousin had his own plane at Aspen Airport and since I'm ready ro try all kind of things, he invited me one day to fly with him to Glenwood Springs. No way, I ever thought this experience would be one of my best over here.

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  • Transportation For Skiing

    by DrewE Written Sep 9, 2003

    We rented a car as soon as we got out of the airport. It worked perfect to get from resort to resort. Most of the resorts aren't that far from each other in the rockies so renting a car is the perfect solution.

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    We rented a RV.

    by dutch_anna Updated Aug 10, 2003

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    We rented a RV. It was a good one and it brought us everywhere without even a flat tyre.
    The roads are good and this is a marvellous way to see this big country.

    In my travelogue I have some pictures of this motorhome.

    our RV
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    One of the largest airports

    by goingsolo Written Mar 7, 2003

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    Denver International Airport is located 15 miles northeast of downtown Denver. There are also commerical airports in Aspen, Gunnison, Colorado Springs, Cortez, Durango, Fort Collins, Grand Junction, Lamar, Montrose, Pueblo, Telluride, Vail and Yampa Valley.

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    We hitchhiked into and out of...

    by nieldy Written Sep 12, 2002

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    We hitchhiked into and out of the national park. We came through Estes Park and stayed at Glacier Basin camground. Follow this link for a pdf map of the park.

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    There are busses from Denver...

    by SURFIN7TH Written Sep 12, 2002

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    There are busses from Denver and Boulder to the mountains but not every day to every mountain.
    Its more fun to drive and explore.
    I snowboarded at Copper Mtn this day so I went West past Frisco and Breckinridge and there she was.

    Copper Mountain is awesome!

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    The Durango - Silverton...

    by tompt Written Sep 12, 2002

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    The Durango - Silverton Railroad will take you back in time. The steamengine takes you through the mountains passing old mines and stuff.
    More info: www.durangotrain.com

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  • All major airlines fly into...

    by MaineGuy Written Aug 26, 2002

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    All major airlines fly into Denver and Colorado springs with excellent connections to the ski resorts either by Small Commuter flights or Shuttles.DIA is
    a Huge airport with delays plenty but Colorado springs airport to the south has been a very good
    alternative to get into the state by air.
    With so many wide open spaces and mountains,It would be best to rent a car in Colorado,there is also so much to do in the state and the best way to reach the high Mountain peaks is by your own car.

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