January 30, 2018

Visit Breck: No Car Required

Getting up to Breckenridge without a personal car is easier than ever. Take an airport shuttle, Greyhound or the Bustang to Breckenridge and use the transit system with ease thanks to a new app, “My Free Ride,” showing real time locations of buses and easy to use trip planning. Or, if you like the freedom of a car in the mountains, utilize Breckenridge’s Zip Car service. ZipCar is a great resource for those looking to make quick trips around town. With locations at South F Lot, Stephen C. West Ice Arena, the Public Works building, East Sawmill Lot, and the Exchange Parking Structure, there is easy access to a ZipCar all across town. With I-70 compliant tires, you’ll have a safe and easy ride going to and from places like Main Street, your hotel, or the grocery store. The ZipCar in Breckenridge is used by locals looking for a second vehicle into town, employees who want to take quick trips, and visitors who want the ease of having a car in town without the stress of driving on I-70. 

Weekend Travel Forecast
Expect snow Saturday and Saturday night along the I-70 Mountain Corridor, with a chance of continuing snow into Sunday.  The information below is based on historical traffic volume.  Weather, snowy roads, and the often-resulting-accidents can really exacerbate the duration and severity of delays.  Plan for slower travel, check the roads at CoTrip.org before you travel, and please make sure you have decent tires!

Friday WB – Slow traffic resulting in up to 20 minutes additional travel time from C470 to Frisco is possible from 4:00-9:00 p.m. 

Saturday WB – Expect heavy traffic from 6:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The peak delay will occur around 8:00 a.m. resulting in approximately 1 hour of extra travel time. Leave by 6:00 a.m. to get ahead of the crowds.

Saturday EB- Traffic is likely to build around 2:30 p.m. and end around 7:00 pm.  Plan to leave after 7:00 p.m. to avoid peak traffic. 

Sunday WB – Slow traffic should be expected from 6:30-9:30 a.m. and could result in 20-30 minutes extra travel time.

Sunday EB – Last year traffic was heavy between 11:00 a.m. and 9:30 p.m. Traffic volume was it its highest between 2:00 and 6:00 p.m. when travelers experienced one hour of extra travel time.

Enjoy the fresh snow this weekend!!

*The GoI70.com Travel Forecast is based on historical data, along with an estimation of how weather, construction, public events and other factors might impact travel.