Gypsum: “Live, Work, Play and Be Healthy”
Home to the Eagle County Regional Airport, Gypsum is a rugged ranching town west of Vail and Beaver Creek ski areas. Its name derives from the minerals deposits of gypsum found nearby which are crushed and formed into boards to make drywall.
Gypsum has 18 parks throughout the community that covers more than 24 acres, as well as a 57,000 square-foot recreation center and skate park. And the Gypsum Creek Golf Course, a 6,900-yard, 18-hole Pete Dye-designed course is challenging for all skill levels.
There are over 96 acres of open space available for biking, fishing or even enjoying a hot air balloon ride. Sylvan Lake State Park is just southeast of Gypsum and is an ideal spot for summer fishing, boating hiking,and picnicking. In the winter, ice fishing, snowmobiling cross-country skiing and snowshoeing take place throughout the area.
Vail Valley residents and visitors enjoy the convenience of one of our area’s only “big box” stores – Costco – located near the airport in Gypsum.
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