For anyone looking to live, play or visit in the Vail Valley, the small town of Edwards, CO, serves as a great home base. Edwards is located smack-dab in the middle of the Vail Valley, offering easy access to each of the towns and destinations spread up and down the valley. Whether you choose to head west toward Wolcott, Eagle or Gypsum or east toward Avon, Beaver Creek, Vail or Minturn, starting from Edwards will ensure you don’t spend your whole day in the car.
Of course, Edwards, CO, is also a worthy destination in its own right. The town boasts gorgeous scenery, some of the best golf courses in the Vail Valley, access to a goldmine of outdoor winter and summer activities and a rich array of stores with a surprisingly metropolitan vibe given that Edwards is a small mountain town located in Colorado’s Rockies. It’s also one of the largest towns in the Vail Valley (although that’s a relative term!) with upwards of 10,000 residents.
Edwards is also home to the gorgeous Cordillera and Singletree communities, which feature a variety of nationally recognized attractions. The Lodge & Spa at Cordillera, a variety of golf courses and the Cordillera Ice Skating Rink are big draws to Cordillera, while Singletree boasts the Sonnenalp Club (a semi-private golf facility) and renowned dining at Harvest.
Enjoying Life in Edwards, CO
Even though it’s located just a few miles down I-70 from the world-renowned resort towns of Vail and Beaver Creek, Edwards, CO, has managed to carve out a reputation for itself as a residential, homey and yet still relatively cosmopolitan town. As a result, Edwards is home to a wide variety of shops, local and national businesses, restaurants, activities and events that provide plenty of adventure for visitors and will keep the whole family engaged year-round.
Edwards is also situated in one of the most gorgeous regions of the country. The Sawatch Mountain range rises up above the town while the Eagle River runs alongside it. Rolling green hills serve the area's renowned golf courses. Running, walking and biking paths curve throughout the town, allowing folks to enjoy the scenery via their favorite method of active transport. Trails wind through the forests above Edwards and serve as popular destinations for hikers and horseback riders. It’s not surprising, then, that Edwards is a town that’s particularly conducive to outdoor activities.
If you ever tire of enjoying Edwards’ outdoor escapes, then great shopping awaits in the Riverwalk shopping district, which boasts a wide range of boutique shops, spa and fitness facilities and independent restaurants (among other attractions).
Exploring all that Edwards has to offer will take some time, and the investment is well worth it. Learn more about Edwards with our guides to the town’s restaurants, shopping and winter and summer activities.