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To the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites: Denver SW-Littleton from Denver International Airport- DIA:
To avoid toll road with car:
From Pena Blvd., merge onto I-70 W. Merge onto I-225 S. at Exit 282 toward Aurora / Colorado Springs. Take I-25 S. exit, Exit 1A, toward Colorado Springs. Take I-470 W toward Grand Junction. Take Ken Caryl exit, keep right at fork onto W. Ken Caryl Ave. Turn left onto Shaeffer Parkway, and left on W. Indore Place. Hotel is on the right.
By car on toll road:
Take Pena Boulevard to E-470 Tollway S exit, Exit 6A toward I-70 S. Keep left at fork and merge onto E-470 S and stay left to take I-470 W toward Grand Junction. Take Ken Caryl exit, keep right at fork onto W. Ken Caryl Ave. Turn left onto Shaeffer Parkway, and left on W. Indore Place. Hotel is on the right.
There will be about $5.75 in tolls one-way on E-470. Toll road is now automated and does not accept cash toll payments.
For cars without registered transponder, cameras will photograph license plates, and a bill will be sent to the registered owner of the vehicle for all toll fees.
Important: If renting a car, ask what the toll fee will be in your rental car contract. Major rental companies have registered their fleets’ license plates so tolls will be applied to the rental agreement. Rental car company toll charges are listed on www.expresstoll.com.
Our location directly at the Ken Caryl Ranch exit on I-470 makes the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites a convenient point for traveling on up to Colorado’s mountains or into the city of Denver.
Into the Rocky Mountains:
We’re an easy jump onto I-470W, traveling about 10 miles to take the I-70E exit to Denver/Grand Junction. You then merge onto I-70W heading toward Grand Junction.
You’re now heading up into the scenic Rocky Mountains, toward Idaho Springs, Georgetown and the Eisenhower Tunnel at Loveland and Loveland Ski Area, dropping you down to the Dillon/Silverthorne area and on to the Summit County ski resort towns of Breckinridge, Copper Mountain and Arapahoe Basin (also accessible over Loveland Pass.) From our hotel, it’s about 80 miles with travel time of 90 minutes to Breckenridge. Give yourself a little extra time in winter depending on weather conditions and weekend travel.
If you’re heading to Winter Park ski resort, you’ll take exit 232 from I-70 to Winter Park, Empire and Granby and travel over Berthoud Pass. It’s about 24 miles from exit 232 to Winter Park.
You’ll head over Vail Pass to reach the ski resorts of Vail, Beaver Creek and travel through Glenwood Canyon to reach Aspen. We’re about 96 miles and an hour and 45 minutes to Vail.
To City of Denver:
You’ve got a few choices to drive into the city of Denver. We recommend the most direct routes to I-25, which will take you north straight into the city.
From our hotel, head east on I-470 and choose either the US-85N / Santa Fe exit, traveling to I-25N (about 21 miles and 30 minutes to downtown Denver) or take I-470 all the way to the I-25S toward Denver/Colorado Springs. You’ll then merge on left to I-25N/US87 exit toward Denver. It’s a few more miles this way, but your travel time should be about the same as taking Santa Fe since you’re on Interstate the entire way.
When heading to Denver, keep in mind the traffic will be slower during both morning and evening rush hours. It’s best to travel early in the morning, mid-morning, mid-afternoon or later evening to avoid the heaviest traffic times.