Located just 65 miles west of Denver, CO (90 miles from DIA), there are a variety of ways to get to the Trailhead Inn. For maximum mobility and flexibility, we recommend renting a car.
We recommend making the drive during daylight, if possible. From Denver, it's an easy route west on I-70 past Idaho Springs, then take highway 40 north over Berthoud Pass. Consider a quick stop at the rest area atop the pass for a photo opportunity at the Continental Divide before descending into Winter Park. The Trailhead Inn is located in the heart of town at 78572 US Highway 40.
A WORD ABOUT ALTITUDE
Denver is known as "The Mile High City" and Winter Park is situated some 3000 feet higher in the Colorado Rockies. If you have a respiratory or heart condition, consult with your physician before making the trip. If you are coming from sea level, consider spending a day in Denver before the Summit, or arrive in Winter Park early to help your body adjust. Most people who follow these tips for high altitude travel adjust quickly. See you at the Summit!