Minturn resides at the confluence of the Eagle River and Gore Creek, at an equal distance to both Vail and Beaver Creek. From this semi-hidden town at 7,861 feet, you can be at two world class ski resorts in ten minutes.
The charming downtown strip consists of several restaurants and shops housed in historic buildings. It also makes a great retreat from the hustle and bustle of Vail, with more affordable lodging too. The 2010 U.S. Census recorded a town population of 1027.
Incorporated in 1904, Minturn was named for Robert Bowne Minturn, Jr, the Vice President of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad that founded the town.
Camping – There are a lot of camping opportunities south of town near Red Cliff within the White River National Forest.
- Read about the camping near Minturn and Vail.
Hiking – There are plenty of scenic, wooded hiking trails within the White River National Forest. The Missouri Lakes Trailhead is located near Minturn, which is found within the Holy Cross Wilderness Area.
Minturn features a slew of secluded restaurants for those looking to escape the bustle of Vail Village.
Bars and restaurants:
- Minturn Saloon – Historic saloon and restaurant nestled on the edge of the Eagle River.
Minturn Market – Weekly Saturday farmers market held from mid June to early September, featuring farm fresh produce, as well as handmade arts and crafts.
Activities near Minturn
- Gilman (5mi)
- Tennessee Pass (25mi)
- Beaver Creek Ski Resort (7mi)
- Copper Mountain Ski Resort (27mi)
- Ski Cooper (21mi)
- Vail Ski Resort (7mi)
- Avon (16mi)
- Breckenridge (44mi)
- Copper Mountain (24mi)
- Dillon (38mi)
- Eagle (27mi)
- Edwards (11mi)
- Frisco (32mi)
- Keystone (46mi)
- Leadville (30mi)
- Red Cliff (8mi)
- Silverthorne (37mi)
- Vail (7mi)
- Eagle County Regional Airport (EGE) (32mi)
- Eco Transit
Visit the town’s official website.