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Getting Here, Keystone Ski Resort, Colorado

Free & Paid Lots at River Run Base Area

  • Montezuma Lot: Free with close-in parking for HOVs and families
  • Hunki Dori Lot: Pay lot
  • Gold Bug Lot: Pay lot

Free & Paid Lots at Mountain House Base Area

  • Pika Lot: Free
  • Porcupine Lot: Pay lot, but free for families traveling with children 12 and under
  • Marmot Lot: Pay lot

Keystone Parking Guide

Family Priority & Carpooling at River Run

Families with small children, and skiers and riders who arrive at Keystone Resort with four or more people in a car can park in a premier parking section in Keystone’s River Run free lot, which is a short walk to the River Run gondola.

Keystone has one of the closest free parking locations in Colorado that allows skiers and riders to walk to access the lifts, and carpoolers can gain even closer parking throughout the ski season without paying a premier price. Carpool parking is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Family Parking at Mountain House

A limited number of free family parking spots are available in the paid Porcupine lot at Mountain House for guests traveling with children 12 and younger. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Family Wagons

Little, red wagons are available in wagon corrals located around the River Run free lot. Guests can use the wagons to wheel equipment and little skiers to the River Run base area. Wagon corral drop-off and pick-up is near Guest Services next to the gondola. At the end of the day, please drop them off at the nearest corral.

Closest Parking to the Gondola: Hunki Dori Lot

Closest Parking to Peru Express Lift: Porcupine Lot

Drop-off Locations

Both River Run and Mountain House offer 15-minute drop-off locations to help make dropping off Ski and Ride School participants as easy as possible.

Overflow Parking

When our free and paid lots are full, Keystone provides free overflow parking with free shuttle service to and from the ski area. Located on Highway 6, the Tenderfoot lot (the North Shuttle Lot) provides service to and from the West entrance to the Mountain House base area, while the Powerline lot, located on Montezuma Road, east of River Run Village provides free shuttle access to the base of the gondola.

Weekends & Holidays

Wondering when lots fill up during powder days, weekends and holidays? Times vary, but below is a useful guide. Also, check road signage and ask parking attendants for updates as you enter Keystone Resort. Lots are re-opened once space is available—usually after noon. Lots do not typically fill up completely on weekdays in non-holiday time periods.

Free Lots

Lot Estimated Fill Time
Montezuma Lot

9 a.m.

Pika Lot 9 a.m
North Shuttle Lot 10:30 a.m.

Paid Lots


Lot Estimated Fill Time
Hunki Dori Lot

10 a.m.

Goldbug Lot 9 a.m.
Porcupine Lot
10 a.m.
Marmot Lot
11 a.m.


Additional Parking

Lakeside Village

Located directly across the highway from the Keystone Lodge, the Lakeside parking lot may be used while you visit Lakeside Village, the Keystone ice rink and Adventure Center, the Keystone Spa and Bighorn Bistro & Bar. For your safety, please use the underground pedestrian walkway to cross the highway, and feel free to drop family members off at the Keystone Lodge before parking. Please note that this is not skier serviced parking. 

Lodging Parking

All of Keystone Resort's lodging accommodations provide guest parking—many with garage or covered parking. Most properties provide only one complimentary parking spot per unit. Our hotel properties also offer valet parking. Our Reservations Agents are happy to assist you with identifying a property with parking suitable for your needs.

To reach an agent, please call 877.204.7889

By Car

Getting Here, Keystone Ski Resort, Colorado

Keystone is easily accessible by car and just minutes from Interstate 70.

Driving Directions from Denver

Keystone is located 90 miles west of Denver International Airport (DEN) and 72 miles from downtown Denver. Travel west on I-70 from either location. Take exit 205 toward Silverthorne/Dillon. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left (east) onto Highway 6. Travel 6.2 miles to Keystone Resort. Note: there are several places to stop along the I-70 corridor for food and gas

Driving Directions from Colorado Springs

Take I-25 North then take exit 194 to merge onto CO-470 West toward Grand Junction. Follow the signs for Grand Junction/I-70 West and merge onto I-70 West. Travel west on I-70 until taking exit 205 toward Silverthorne/Dillon. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left (east) onto Highway 6. Travel 6.2 miles to Keystone Resort. Note: there are several places to stop along the I-70 corridor for food and gas.

Tips for I-70 Mountain Travel

Avoid peak travel times if possible. If you are heading eastbound on Saturday or Sunday, plan to leave the mountains after 7 p.m. to stay out of traffic. To be safe, check the weekend and holiday Travel Forecast.

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Rental Cars

Hertz is the official rental company of Keystone Resort. For more information on special Keystone Resort guest rates, please call: 877.204.7889

Winter Traffic Patterns (October-April)

I-70 is congestion-free the majority of the time, and with just a bit of planning travelers can enjoy more mountains and less traffic. Below is the typical winter weekend traffic pattern:

Friday: light to moderate traffic is likely from about 4-9 p.m.
Saturday: traffic can be expected from about 6:30-11 a.m. with peak traffic occurring around 8 a.m.
Sunday: Sunday morning traffic is consistently lighter than Saturday morning, and sometimes non-existent. To play it safe, avoid around 7 a.m. 

Saturday: traffic typically builds around 2 p.m., peaks around 4-5 p.m. and drops dramatically after 7 p.m. Expect congestion on Saturdays.
Sunday: I-70 starts to fill up earlier than it does on Saturday, as early as 1 p.m. Traffic peaks around 4-5 p.m. and drops dramatically after 7 p.m. Expect heavy traffic on Sundays.

Please note: this travel forecast is based on historical traffic data. Weather, road conditions and accidents are impossible to predict and can have significant impacts on I-70 travel.

Holiday Weekends:
When a national holiday falls on a Monday, you can count on Monday afternoon eastbound traffic to mimic a typical Sunday pattern, but with potentially more volume.

Traffic metering goes into effect during very high volume times and can occur at multiple I-70 on-ramps and/or the Eisenhower Tunnel traveling eastbound. Metering controls the flow of traffic towards the tunnel so traffic does not back up in the tunnel, causing potential safety issues.

Colorado Mountain Express

Keystone, CO

Colorado Mountain Express offers convenient airport shuttles and private car services from Denver International Airport (DEN). CME’s airport shuttles have the most frequent daily departures, complimentary Wi-Fi onboard, and professional drivers behind the wheel—allowing you to arrive relaxed.

Kids 12 and under ride at 50 percent off the adult fare. Additionally, private cars are available from both DEN and Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE), providing the ultimate in comfort and flexibility.

If you need assistance planning transportation to Keystone, please call us at 970.754.7433

Airport Shuttle Service

Colorado Mountain Express offers frequent shuttle service daily, from DEN to most locations at the resort. Shared shuttles have convenient schedules, and CME’s door-to-door service will drop you off right at your hotel.

Professional drivers are trained in mountain driving, allowing you to sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery as well as complimentary Wi-Fi.

Special pricing is available for groups of three or more and for children 12 and under. 

Private Car Service by CME Premier

CME Premier's privately chauffeured, four-wheel drive luxury SUVs and vans offer the ultimate in comfort, flexibility and convenience.

Travel to the resort from DEN and EGE airports on your preferred schedule in the privacy of your own vehicle. Choose from a chauffeured SUV, Mercedes Sprinter Van or Ford Van—all available for arrivals and departures at any time of day.

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By Air

Keystone Resort, Colorado


Denver International Airport (DEN) is located just outside of Denver. The airport is 90 miles east of Keystone via I-70. DEN offers over 750 daily flights from 180 destinations, 20 of which are international, and is a nonstop destination for over 21 national and international carriers. Shuttles and car rentals are available from Hertz at the airport.

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Eagle County Airport (EGE) is 65 miles west of Keystone, close to Vail. Non-stop flights are available from: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Newark, New York/JFK, Phoenix, Toronto and Washington D.C. Shuttles and car rentals are available from Hertz at the airport.

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Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Municipal Airport is 109 miles from Keystone. Shuttles and car rentals are available from Hertz at the airport.

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Ground Transportation from the Airport

With scheduled on-site pick-up, private shuttles and rental cars, you can get to the slopes in no time.

       Colorado Mountain Express (CME)

          Numerous door-to-door shuttles run to and from Denver International Airport to Keystone daily. CME offers scheduled shuttles and private chauffeured travel          with  CME Premier. Our reservation specialists can book your CME transportation as part of your vacation package at any time. For bookings, please call 855-525-9524.

Rental Cars

Hertz rental cars are available through Keystone Central Reservations. Our Mountain Concierge can book your reservation for you as part of a vacation package at any time. For bookings, please call 855-525-9524.

Check-in Locations

Getting Here, Keystone Ski Resort, Colorado

Keystone Reception Center

Once you arrive to Keystone Resort, turn right (south) at the Keystone traffic light (the traffic light by the grocery store, gas station and tennis center, before you pass the Keystone Lodge). After turning, make an immediate right (west). Park in the lot on the left in front of Keystone Reception Center. One vehicle parking pass is included with your lodging accommodations.

River Run Front Desk

Once you arrive to Keystone Resort, go straight through the two traffic lights. Follow Highway 6 to the River Run exit. Merge right onto East Keystone Road (you will see a River Run sign in front of you). Take your second left onto Ida Belle Drive at the statue. Take the first right into Dercum Circle, and then a left around the ice rink to Condo Check-in and Registration.

Keystone Lodge & Spa

Once you arrive to Keystone Resort, go straight through the first traffic light. The Keystone Lodge driveway is on your right, almost immediately after the light. Check-in is located through the glass entrance in the main lobby. Valet parking is available.