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A map of the Vail Valley in Colorado

Getting to the Vail Valley by Road

For local road conditions visit the CDOT website (

Whichever way you plan to drive in, your car ride will be beautiful. The Vail Valley is surrounded by breathtaking mountain ranges and magical mountain passes. If you are the driver, be sure to bring or rent a car with 4 wheel or all wheel drive during the winter season as mountain passes can become icy during storms.

Driving Directions from the Denver Airport

(2 - 2.5 hours in good conditions)

Getting to the Vail Valley from the Denver airport is easy! You will follow I-70W for almost the entire trip and once you get out of Denver traffic can become sparse. 

  • Follow Peña Boulevard until you can merge onto I-70 West (about 11.5 miles), then merge onto I-70 West.
  • Take I-70 West 107 miles to Exit 107 Vail.

Driving Directions from the Eagle County Regional Airport

(40 - 50 minutes in good conditions)

The Eagle County Regional Airport offers quick access to the Vail Valley. You can rent a car, take the Valley Commuter or the Epic Mountain Express. If you're taking a car, follow these easy directions:

  • Get on I-70 E in Eagle from Cooley Mesa Rd
  • Follow I-70 East for about 29 miles
  • Take exit 176 to Vail

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