Given that Minturn is located in the Rocky Mountains, between the White River National Forest and the Holy Cross Wilderness and between world-class ski resorts of Vail and Beaver Creek, it’s no wonder that most Minturn activities revolve around athletic and outdoor pursuits.
In the wintertime, Minturn and its neighboring wilderness promise a veritable playground. Popular ski resorts, Vail and Beaver Creek, are only a 10-minute drive away, so many a visitor and resident heads there for their ski or snowboarding fix. Or you could try your hand at the groomed Nordic ski trails in Minturn’s Maloit Park, where cross-country skiers and snowshoers happily share the trails. And don’t miss out on the popular Minturn Mile, a backcountry ski run that’s well-loved by locals. It exits from the back gate of Vail and runs down to Minturn.
Come summertime, Minturn activities generally consist of hiking and/or camping, mountain biking nearby trails, road biking beneath the picturesque Sawatch and Gore mountain ranges or fly fishing in the Eagle River. The town also offers a summertime Yoga in the Park program for anyone looking to strengthen both their body and mind.
Other Minturn Activities and Programs
No matter how you like to enjoy the great outdoors, you’ll be able to satisfy your personal tastes in and around Minturn. The community of residents, shop owners and visitors is incredibly savvy about outdoor activities, so you can turn a visit into a learning experience no matter if you’re a beginner snowboarder or a competitive skier. If you ever tire of athletic pursuits, you can always enjoy other Minturn activities and programs in the form of drive-in movies, a summertime theater program, shopping and restaurants.
Check here regularly to see what local organizations are hosting Minturn activities.