Vibrant with community and year-round events, Eagle, Colorado presents a lifestyle that is rich with Rocky Mountain ranching heritage while bustling with recreational activity. Just thirty minutes west of Vail and Beaver Creek Resorts and 1,550 feet lower in elevation, the town offers perfectly temperate summers that are slightly longer than up valley. Offering a diverse mix of neighborhoods, public land and ranchland, Eagle is also home to Eagle County Regional Airport with convenient access to nonstop flights throughout the U.S.
Outdoor enthusiasts abound in Eagle with an exciting myriad of recreation to enjoy. The municipality is surrounded by town-owned open space, national Forest Service land and BLM land offering a network of more than 100 miles of multiuse trails for mountain biking, hiking, trail running, horseback riding, and motorized access for registered off-highway vehicles (4x4s, ATV/UTVs). Winter months see plenty of trail use as well with snowshoeing, Nordic skiing and fat-tire biking.
Top Adventure Town award winner, Eagle touts an abundance of water recreation as well including gold-medal fly fishing and a variety of opportunities to paddle. Don’t miss the Eagle River Park with whitewater features to cultivate paddling and surfing skills. Or take a scenic drive out to Sylvan Lake State Park past the historic ranches on Brush Creek Road and find pristine areas for paddling on the lake, hunting, camping and outdoor adventures.
Downtown Eagle is community central with locally owned shops and restaurants flourishing along the tree-lined pedestrian and bike friendly streets. Popular free concerts, a farmer’s market, and outdoor-themed festivals thrive in this vivacious town including the Eagle County Fair and Rodeo which started in 1939, the first big countywide event to be held in the Eagle River Valley.