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.