Fly into and from the Vail/Eagle County Regional Airport, where Vail is only a 40-minute drive or shuttle ride away. Several major air carriers fly into Eagle and have direct flights from many major U.S. cities. Visit FlyVail.com for more information on the Vail/Eagle County Regional Airport.
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.
The award-winning Denver International Airport is only a 2-hour drive from Vail. Furthermore, the spectacular drive from the airport into the Rockies and over the Continental Divide is an experience in itself. To fully enjoy the trip, let someone else do the driving as you enjoy a comfortable ride on a custom van from one of the Valley's several shuttle companies.
Source: Vail Valley Chamber and Tourism Bureau