Tri Lakes Economic Development Council


Tri-Lakes offers one of the most desirable business locations in the state and country. Centrally located within Colorado and the U.S., Tri-Lakes is perfectly situated for businesses with locations and clients on either the East or West Coast.

Whether you move goods and people by trains, planes or Interstates, Tri-Lakes has quick and easy access to all three.


I-25: A major Western-states, north-south commercial artery located in our backyard

I-70: A major central, east-west commercial artery located 60 miles away

I-76: A major north-east commercial artery located 60 miles away

I-80: A major northern, east-west commercial artery located 150 miles away

I-40: A major southern, east-west commercial artery located 490 miles away


Tri-Lakes is within an hour’s drive of two international airports – Denver International Airport (DIA) and Colorado Springs International Airport (COS). All the major U.S. and international carriers serve one or both airports. At DIA, 16 commercial carriers provide nonstop service to more than 170 domestic and international destinations. Specifically, DIA offers nonstop service to 19 international locations including destinations in Germany, the United Kingdom, Canada, Iceland, Mexico and Costa Rica.

DIA’s cargo capabilities are equally impressive. Nine cargo airlines and 14 major and national airlines provide cargo services at DIA. DIA handled 547.2 million pounds of air cargo in 2011. The airport’s air cargo and mail facilities comprise 375,000 square feet in five buildings south of the airfield, with room to expand. More than 50 freight forwarders and Customs brokers operate within 20 miles of the airport.


Freight Service

Two Class 1 railroads, the BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad, provide regional freight service.

Passenger Service

An hour north of Tri-Lakes, Amtrak’s California Zephyr route connects Chicago to San Francisco and follows a scenic path through the plains and the Rocky Mountains.