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Directions & Travel Advice


Frisco is located in the heart of the Colorado Rockies just 90 minutes from Denver International Airport, 15 minutes from Breckenridge and 30 minutes from Vail. It is a quintessential mountain town with six world class ski resorts within minutes of its charming Main Street. Frisco is also an exceedingly walkable and bikeable town with great free public transportation, making it very doable to leave your car at home or parked during your visit.

From the East

Frisco is located 95 miles from Denver International Airport.
Take I-70 West to Frisco (Exit #203).
To get to Main Street head south on Highway 9 (toward Breckenridge) for .5 mile to Frisco Main Street and turn right (west).

From the West

Take I-70 East to Frisco (Exit #201) at Frisco Main Street.

26 miles from Vail, 86 miles from Glenwood Springs and 170 miles from Grand Junction

Spend More Time in Frisco and Less Time On I70

I70 is the primary route to Frisco. I70 is congestion-free the majority of the time and with just a little bit of planning you can have “More Mountains and Less Traffic”. Learn the best times to travel, access real-time road & traffic resources, get great Sunday deals and more by visiting GoI70’s website.

Mountain Express Lane

A new eastbound toll lane runs between Empire and Idaho Springs and operates during peak travel times. Before using this lane keep in mind that the amount of traffic determines pricing, ensuring the lane is always moving reliably.  If you don’t have an express toll pass, you will be billed through a license plate toll at a higher rate.

Traction Law / Passenger Vehicle Chain Law

If conditions require, the following laws could be implemented and CoTrip’s website is the best place to find up to find real time updates on road conditions and restrictions.

  • Traction Law – Motorists need snow tires, mud/snow tires, or a four-wheel/all -wheel drive vehicle – all tires must have minimum 1/8 inch tread.
  • Passenger Vehicle Chain Law – Every vehicle must have chains or an alternative traction device (like an AutoSock).

Other Transportation Options

Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT)

For all real-time road condition information visit: CoTrip