[Overlook of Minturn. Photo: GoMinturn] 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.
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.
Things to do near Minturn
- Gilman (5mi)
- Colorado Ski & Snowboard (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)
Visit the town’s official website.