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photo by Garvin Walker | Steven Courtney (left) and Garvin Walker saw a need for a delivery service in Grand County and created the High Mountain Express.
photo by Garvin Walker | Steven Courtney (left) and Garvin Walker saw a need for a delivery service in Grand County and created the High Mountain Express.

by Christy Parrott
Grand County residents are always juggling. Whether it’s family obligations, work, community events or participation, there’s usually a lot of travel involved, as well. One company, High Mountain Express, hopes to alleviate some of the driving burden. Opening just over a month ago, co-owner of High Mountain Express, Garvin Walker explains that he got the idea for the delivery service because, “People just don’t have many convenient delivery services in the valley.”

Based out of Tabernash, High Mountain Express will provide delivery service for the greater Grand County area. Everywhere from Granby to Winter Park and Kremmling will be covered with High Mountain Express providing service for anything from grocery- and dry-cleaning pick up to restaurant food orders, (Finally! Pizza from Grand Adventure Brewery, for example, delivered to your door!) Prices vary from approximately ten to twenty dollars, depending on the type of errand. “We’re not looking to make a huge profit margin on these types of services,” Walker explains. High Mountain Express will also haul motorcycles, with pricing around $150. They offer Denver-area pick-up, which could be very helpful for bulky items like IKEA orders. “We’re in Denver twice a month,” Walker explains, “So we’re offering a cheaper rate to locals, because we’re going down there anyway.” Currently, Denver pick-up dates aren’t set, but they’re typically the first and third Wednesday of the month. “Just give us a call and most of the time, we can get it covered,” Walker assures.

Walker and his partner, Steven Courtney, realized they prefer living in the mountains after moving up from Denver three years ago. “It’s amazing out here,” Walker insists. He and his partner plan to expand the business to include rides to the Denver airport as well as a private taxi service. “We’re working with the public utilities commission and hope to be the Uber/Lyft/Grubhub of the area,” Walker says.

High Mountain Express typically requests a 24-hour turnaround time for delivery, with the exception of restaurant orders, for which they ask that customers provide a 2-hour window, as well as calling the order into the restaurant in a timely manner themselves. Airport rides range from $60-70 per person. All rates vary as the company is just getting started. To place an order, call 970-401-8807 or go to HighMountainExpress. com.

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