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By Car

Located in the central Rocky Mountains of Colorado, just 100 miles West of Denver, Vail is easily accessible by car.

Coming from the east, Vail is generally accessed via Interstate 70 through Denver. From Denver, take I-70 west through the mountains. Vail is less than 100 miles away from Denver. 

Traveling eastbound take I-70 through Grand Junction and Glenwood Springs. From Glenwood Springs, Vail is a 50-minute drive. 

From the south, there are a variety of routes to Vail. From southern Colorado, take I-25 north to Denver and then go west on I-70 for approximately 100 miles. For a scenic route, take Highway 522 to Highway 17. From there, the trip to Vail winds through the Arkansas River Valley, over the Continental Divide and through Leadville. Vail is an hour drive from Leadville on a scenic byway.

From northern Colorado, take I-25 south to Denver. From Denver take I-70 west, where Vail is a 100 mile drive through the mountains. 

By Air

Fly into Denver or Vail/Eagle County Regional Airport

DENVER: The award-winning Denver International Airport is only a 2-hour drive from Vail.  The spectacular drive from the airport into the Rockies and over the Continental Divide is an experience in itself. 

Visit the DIA website


VAIL: Fly into and from the Vail/Eagle County Regional Airport, where Vail is only a 30-minute drive or shuttle ride away.  Visit FlyVail.com for more information.

Transportation Options

Want to make your journey to Vail easy? Click the Read More button to learn about our transportation partners. 


Travelling to Bravo! Vail from out of town? Plan ahead and avoid delays by checking the Colorado Department of Transportation's (CDOT) website before your trip! 

Get live updates on CDOT's Twitter! 

Vail Parking Options

Parking for the Town of Vail & Getting to the Gerald R Ford Amphitheater