Getting to the Gerald Ford Amphitheater has never been easier! Arrive either by car or by the free transit system in Vail. During the busiest time, in the height of the summer, there will be a more regular service of a Village-to-Village Express route. This ensures that buses run every six to eight minutes. A fast and re-liable service that is perfect for when you want to travel lightly!

Gerald R Ford Amp is located at 530 S Frontage Rd East in Vail, CO, adjacent to the Betty Ford Alpine Gardens and Ford Park. If you want to drive in, then your favorite map making software or GPS device or app can help. But you can also use these directions below to help you get to the gate:


Limited paid parking is available at Ford Park, located northeast of the Amphitheater on the Frontage Road, and at the Soccer Field, located southeast of the Amphitheater on Vail Valley Drive.

Free parking is available in the summer at the Vail Village and Lionshead Village Parking structures, both a short walk or shuttle ride to the venue. Courtesy cart service is provided to the facility on a regular basis before and after each performance for those needing transportation assistance.

The Parking lots will be completely free during the summer seasons. If you wish to use a closer on site option, the Ford Park parking will be a small fee, which you can pay for when you arrive/exit.

Driving directions:

Take exit 176 off I-70. Head south toward Vail mountain, into the main Vail roundabout. Exit the roundabout so you are heading east on South Frontage Road. The Vail Parking structure will be a short distance up on the right, where summer parking is FREE. Alternatively, you can continue on to the Ford Park parking lot, where attendants will collect cash for paid parking.

Walking directions:

From the Vail Village parking structure:  exit to the east. Walk northeast toward the softball fields until you see the paved walkway into the park on your right. Follow that path straight down to the Amphitheater. Golf carts run frequently between the top of the path and the venue prior to and following shows. You can also take the Gore Creek Trail directly to the venue.

From the Ford Park parking lot: look for the bike path at the southeast end of the tennis courts. Follow the path directly downhill to the Amphitheater.

Free Vail Bus: From the Vail Village or Lionshead parking structures, guests may hop on a free bus to get to The Amp. There are a couple of bus routes to choose from including Golf Course, East Vail, or Intown.