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Travel Tips: Where To Park In Keystone

UPDATED: September 2018


There are too many reasons to love Keystone, but one of the reasons is that it’s easy and convenient to get to Keystone, as well as to get around the resort. Keystone Resort offers one of the easiest parking experiences at any resort in Colorado – that’s free and within walking distance to the ski slopes, restaurants, shops and events.

Here are some tips for parking at Keystone:

River Run parking lot

The River Run parking lot is free and easy to access. Located right off of Highway 6, once you pull into a free spot, you can walk to the River Run gondola, the restaurants in the village, events happening in the plaza or shopping. If you’re coming on a weekend, make sure to get to the parking lot early (before 9 a.m.). If you have kids, look for a free little red wagon to help you haul your skis, snowboards and other items.

FREE overflow parking off of Highway 6 in the Tenderfoot lot

Look for the signs on Highway 6 for the free overflow lot right off of Highway 6. The Tenderfoot lot is easy to find and once you’re parked, simply take a free shuttle bus to the base area.

Mountain House paid parking

If you’re looking for close-in parking and don’t mind paying, head to the Mountain House base area. You can find paid parking just steps away from the ski slopes on both the East and West sides of the base area. If you have beginners and want to ride the magic carpets or the beginner chair lift on Discovery learning area, choose the West side of the base area. For everyone else, the East side will be your best bet. Rates vary, so check prices for the time of the season and weekends vs. week days.

TIP: If you’re enrolling in ski school or if your kids are in a ski school program, like Kroozers, check into a parking pass. That will save you time and even some money.

River Run close-in paid parking

River Run village offers two paid parking lots that are close to the lifts – and will save you a long walk. The Hunki Dori parking lot is on the East side and can be accessed off of Montezuma Road. It’s next to the gondola. You can’t get closer than this. The Gold Bug lot is tucked into the Western side of the village, just below the Inxpot coffee shop. Park there and you’re just a bridge away from the Gondola.

Carpooling = Parking perks

Keystone offers free, premier parking for anyone who carpools (vehicles with four or more passengers) on a first-come, first-served basis:

  • Parking – Available in the Montezuma Lot at River Run Village and the Pika Lot in the Mountain House Base Area
    • Both lots accessible via East Keystone Road
  • Front Row Family Parking – Available in the free Montezuma Lot to vehicles traveling with children
  • Paid Parking – Available in both base areas, offering close-in parking options to both the River Run Gondola and the Peru Express lifts
    • River Run paid parking lots include Hunki Dori and Gold Bug
    • Mountain House paid parking lots include Porcupine and Marmot

Parking tips:

  • Arrive prior to 9 a.m. on Saturdays to take advantage of free parking options, as the Montezuma Lot is typically full from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • If the Montezuma Lot is full, guests can:
    • Take advantage of close-in paid parking options, or
    • Park for free in the Tenderfoot Lot and take advantage of the free Keystone in-resort shuttle, with pick-ups every 5-10 minutes
  • Start your weekend ski day later in the day and take advantage of the longest ski day in Colorado with night skiing at Keystone, included in Keystone’s lift tickets
  • Stay the night or weekend with Keystone Resort and lodging includes complimentary parking
    • Utilize Keystone’s free in-resort shuttle system
  • Take advantage of Summit County’s free Summit Stage bus system


For more information about getting to Keystone or parking and the free transportation options, visit https://www.keystoneresort.com/explore-the-resort/about-the-resort/getting-here.aspx.