Vail Pass Bike Shuttle

by | Apr 9, 2024 | Activities

The Vail Pass Bike Shuttle is one of our top 5, must-do, summer activities for the whole family on your Breckenridge or Summit County summer vacation. It’s a great activity that never gets old and the one we take our own family and friends on when they come to visit us in Breckenridge. The Vail Pass Bike Shuttle is suitable for babies big enough to sit in a bike carrier up to healthy grandparents who want an active adventure that is not too difficult. 

Start your adventure at Alpine Sports on the corner of Park Avenue and Airport Road at 435 N. Park Avenue. Parking is free and easy, or get here on a Breck Free Ride Shuttle. The knowledgeable Alpine Sports staff will fit everyone in your group with the right size bike and helmet. When it’s time for departure, your group will board the Vail Bike Pass Shuttle van and the staff will load the bikes onto the trailer. Your friendly driver can answer any questions you might have before drop off near the top of Vail Pass along I-70 on the Eastbound side. 

From the point where the shuttle drops you off at the Vail Pass Summit back to Frisco is 14 miles, but do not let that intimidate you!  This is a fun bike ride that is not strenuous with the ride being mostly on a gentle descent and only a few flat sections where easy pedaling is required. 

Even if it’s been awhile since you or someone in your group has ridden a bike, the joy of freedom on two wheels will come back while you cruise to Frisco, riverside with glorious mountain views. 

You’ll likely want to make a few stops for photos or just to take in the scenery.  Along the rec path, you’ll pass waterfalls, beaver ponds, the Ten-Mile creek, snow-capped peaks, and possibly some wildlife. When you reach Copper Mountain, you can make a slight detour and cruise the 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, 9 mostly-uphill miles back to Breckenridge or a flowing ride along the path around Lake Dillon. Most riders choose to wrap up the biking venture and visit the shops and restaurants along Frisco Main Street.  To make the most of your Vail Pass Bike Shuttle adventure, we highly suggest a lakeside lunch at the Frisco Marina Island Grill. The Alpine Sports van will pick you and the bikes up in Frisco at a pre-determined place and time for the ride back to Breckenridge.