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Bus to Hike or Bike it

Help us protect the trails we all love and consider taking the free bus to the trailhead of your hiking or biking adventure. Parking spaces are limited at many Vail trailheads, and the bus system from Vail, Lionshead, East Vail and West Vail stops at or near the surrounding trailheads.  Just park (free in the summer) in the Vail Village or Lionshead parking structure. Buses to outlying trailheads leave from the top level of the Vail Village Transportation Center. If you park in Lionshead, take a FREE in-town bus to the Covered Bridge stop in Vail Village. For seasonal bus routes and times, visit or pick up a schedule at Vail Village Parking & Transportation Center.

NEW starting summer 2021: The parking area for the Booth Lake Trailhead in Vail will be closed for the summer season. Parking at the Pitkin and Bighorn trailheads will be limited to three hours with no overnight parking. 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. The Town of Vail and the White River National Forest encourage hikers to Bus It to Hike It.



Vail Summer Parking Map