Vail Pass Bike Shuttle
Want to know what our number one recommended, must-do, go-to, fun for the whole family activity is? The answer is the Vail Pass Bike Shuttle with Alpine Sports in Breckenridge. It’s the summer activity we take our own family and friends on when they are in town to visit us in Breckenridge. And when we say the whole family, that means babies big enough to sit in a carrier all the way up to lively grandparents who are still up for fun but not too taxing adventure.
Your day will start on the corner of Park Avenue and Airport Road at Alpine Sports at 435 N. Park Avenue. Don’t fret about where to park! There are plenty of free spots to park or nearby shuttle stops if you are carless. The friendly Alpine Sports staff will fit the entire family with the right size bike and helmet. If you arrive early, you can grab some coffee or brunch at the Mugshot Cafe right next door. At time of departure, your family and the bikes will be loaded onto the Vail Pass Bike Shuttle van and trailer. Your driver can answer any questions you might have before your group is dropped off near the top of Vail Pass along I-70.
From the point of shuttle drop off at Vail Pass back to Frisco, the ride is 14 miles, but do not let that scare you! It is not a huffing and puffing, feel your lungs bursting kind of bike ride. Pedal as much or as little as you like depending on your own comfort. The elevation drop is very gradual and gentle.
Even if you haven’t been on a bike in years, the days of your youth and the feeling of flying free will come rushing back to you while you cruise down the gentle decline of the Vail Pass rec path.
Despite how fun the ride is, you’ll want to make frequent stops for photos or just to take in the incredible scenery. Along the trail you’ll pass waterfalls, beaver ponds, a creek, snow-capped peaks, and possibly some wildlife. A slight detour off the main route will take you on a paved path through the Copper Mountain resort where there is even more to see.
The Vail Pass rec path ends in Frisco, but connects to the Summit County rec path with more miles ahead. You have multiple choices: For those wanting a good workout, you can continue on the rec path back to Breckenridge or along the path around Lake Dillon. Or you might choose just to wrap up your biking venture visiting the shops and restaurants along Frisco Main Street. To really off top your Vail Pass bike ride, we suggest a lakeside lunch at the Frisco Marina Island Grill.
You can book your shuttle trip now or call Alpine Sports at (970) 453-9623. Book Breck guests not only receive the best customer service while lodging in Breckenridge, but many partner discounts including 20% off rentals at Alpine Sports.
About the Author: Kristi Stanford is a self-proclaimed Breck Lover who lives and works in the high-altitude town she so adores. She can be found at her Book Breck Vacation Homes desk by day where her duties run the gamut of the lodging industry. During the lunch hour, you might see her on the slopes or bike path depending on the season.