Parking & Transportation
Vail Mountain hiking trails are accessible right from both the Vail Village and Lionshead parking structures. Explore Vail Mountain hiking trails
OUTLYING TRAIL INFORMATION
There is no parking at the Booth Lake Trailhead beginning May 22 and there is no parking anywhere in the surrounding neighborhood, park or school. Violators will be towed. Pick-up and drop-off from passenger vehicles will be allowed at the trailhead on a limited basis, restrictions apply. All shuttles must drop-off at the bottom of Booth Falls Rd., where designated, adjacent to the Booth Falls bus stop.
Parking spaces are limited at other trailheads and are available on a first-come, first-served basis, including overnight parking. These spots fill quickly.
Visitors to the Gore/Deluge trailhead will see designated parking spaces and delineated no parking areas to address conflicts between vehicles and bicyclists on Vail Pass.
BUS IT TO HIKE IT
Please park at the Vail Village or Lionshead parking structure, day parking is free, and take a Town of Vail bus to the trailheads (route map with trail access below). All buses to the trailheads leave from the western end of the top level of the Vail Village Transportation Center. If you park in Lionshead, take the in-town bus to the Covered Bridge stop in Vail Village.
For seasonal bus routes and times, visit vailgov.com/bus-schedules or pick up a schedule at Vail Village Parking & Transportation Center.
NEW SUMMER 2023: the new Hiker Express shuttle offers an express alternative to the town’s regular East Vail bus route, with 30-minute direct service from the Vail Transportation Center to bus stops near the East Vail Trailheads. It will run daily June 2 through Sep. 3 and Fridays through Sundays Sept. 8 through Oct. 8.
VAIL AND LIONSHEAD PARKING GARAGES
Ideal for day hikers
Free day parking and $35 overnight parking. Vehicles can stay parked no more than 14 days and must then exit garage. If you park in Lionshead, take a FREE in-town bus to the Covered Bridge stop in Vail Village.
RED SANDSTONE PARKING GARAGE
Ideal for overnight campers
Free day and $15 overnight parking. Vehicles can stay parked no more than 14 days and must then exit garage.
Questions about parking? Call 970.479.2445