For the second year, the U.S. Forest Service, Vail Resorts and Town of Vail have worked together to accommodate access for hunters heading up Mill Creek Road on Vail Mountain. This access provides limited parking and drop-off spaces to the east of the bottom of Gondola One, accessed from Vail Road and the Mill Creek Tunnel or via Mill Creek Circle after Oct. 31. The parking spaces are intended to accommodate those hunting alone, and the drop-off spaces provide an option for larger parties that can drop off people and equipment and then park vehicles in the free Vail Village parking structure. This also allows for more convenient game retrieval at the end of a successful hunt.
The spaces will be available immediately through Sunday, Nov. 15. Trailers may unload but may not park due to limited space availability. Drop-offs and pick-ups will be limited to 30 minutes. Town parking will return to paid parking on the opening day of Vail Mountain Friday, Nov. 20. Overnight parking is limited to three days, based upon availability of spaces and a permit must be obtained through Vail Mountain Security.
For questions on drop-off/pickup and parking, contact Vail Mountain Security at 970-754-3049.