About Eagle County
Eagle County is located in the northwest portion of Colorado, approximately 100 miles west of Denver via Interstate 70.
It is comprised of several small, unique communities with a wide range of geographic diversity, from the densely forested towns of Vail, Minturn and Red Cliff to the spacious ranches of Eagle and Gypsum to the confluence of two Gold Medal fishing streams at Basalt. Much of the county’s land area is encompassed by the White River National Forest, with a large portion of the rest managed by the Bureau of Land Management. At the time of the 2010 Census Eagle County’s population was approximately 52,000.
While Eagle County may be best known as home to Vail and Beaver Creek mountains, two world-renowned ski areas, summer activities abound such as golf, fishing, hiking, biking and rafting. In addition, cultural offerings including internationally-acclaimed music, dance and food festivals and events celebrating the area's western heritage take place year-round. A valley-wide transit system, miles of recreation paths, friendly neighborhoods and over 300 days of sunshine per year combine to make a healthy, outdoor lifestyle a given for residents.