El Colorado is easily accessible form Santiago by car or bus. Numerous companies offer service between different points in Santiago and El Colorado, and a round trip ticket usually costs around CLP$12,000. El Colorado is only accessible by a narrow mountain route with over 20 switchbacks. Motorists should also be sure to check whether the road is operating in both directions; on weekends during the winter season, the road often operates in one direction (towards El Colorado in the morning, and back to Santiago in the afternoon).
All parts of the hamlet of El Colorado are accessible by foot. During the season, the ski resort operates a shuttle connecting the hamlet with the mountain base.
El Colorado ski resort has several restaurants at its base and on the mountain.
- Colorado Apartment Hotel. Check-in: 16:00, check-out: 12:00. Colorado Apart Hotel accommodates two to seven people comfortably, all units include a kitchenette, TV, individual heating thermostats and terraces with spectacular views of the slopes in daylight and the Santiago's lights after dark. Per person rates per week/per night for two people sharing (up to 30% less with more people sharing): June 14-July 5 and Aug 30-Oct 6 US$472/75; July 5-July 12 and July 26-Aug 30 US$768/122; July 12 -July 26 US$875/139. Includes breakfast & dinner, daily cleaning service.
- [dead link] Refugio Aleman Hostel.