The Vail Valley is home to a slew of cultural and recreational opportunities, and Avon, Colorado (which includes the town of EagleVail, Colorado), is right in the thick of it. Not only is Avon, Colorado, a stone’s throw away from Beaver Creek ski resort and a mere handful of miles down I-70 from Vail Mountain Resort, but it’s also a cultural and recreational hub in its own right.
As one of the largest towns in the Vail Valley, Avon, Colorado, boasts a slew of attractions. First up are a wide array of restaurants catering to all kinds of tastes, budgets and dietary preferences. Next on the list are the town’s vast opportunities for shopping. Whether you’re in the market for upscale home goods or new athletic gear, you’ll find what you’re looking for in Avon and/or EagleVail. In addition to dining and shopping options, Avon, Colorado, boasts attractions in the form of Walking Mountains Science Center (a science education center located just outside of downtown Avon), Nottingham Park (a large public park complete with a lake, an outdoor amphitheater and grassy spaces for lounging or recreating), a variety of cultural events and other pocket parks throughout the town. And if you’re looking to explore all the various towns spread throughout the Vail Valley (from Gypsum to Minturn and everything in between), then Avon’s prime location near the center of the valley makes it the perfect starting point.
Life in Avon, Colorado, and EagleVail, Colorado
Because of its proximity to the world-renowned ski resorts at Vail and Beaver Creek, Avon, Colorado, has absorbed some of that resort-like vibe. But it’s also a place where locals live, work, eat, shop and play on a daily basis. EagleVail, Colorado, in particular, has a fairly residential feel to it. (Perhaps paradoxically, EagleVail is also home to the Green Mile, the prime destination for legal marijuana dispensaries in the Vail Valley.)
The primary draw for residents and visitors alike to Avon, Colorado, and EagleVail is inarguably the towns’ geographic setting. The entire Vail Valley boasts some of the most gorgeous scenery in the nation, and Avon is no exception. The town is flanked by the Eagle River and is a mere hop, skip and a jump from the pristine White River National Forest, Holy Cross Wilderness and Eagle’s Nest Wilderness.
Because of this setting, it should come as no surprise that the most popular activity in and around Avon and EagleVail is outdoor recreation. Regardless of whether your preferred form of outdoor adventure is fly fishing, whitewater rafting or kayaking, hiking, backpacking, rock climbing, paragliding, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, camping, running, road biking, mountain biking or something else entirely, you’ll find a slew of amazing spaces to play outside in and around Avon, Colorado.