As the mountains fade into foothills along Colorado's western slope, Eagle Valley opens up into the agricultural landscape of western Colorado. The town of Eagle sits at the top of the valley in the shadow of the Gore Range peaks, a convenient location to the ski areas – roughly 15 minutes away. Because it is not squeezed in between mountain peaks, Eagle is more spread out with wide-open sky, clear rivers and stunning mountain views. Nearby Sylvan Lake State Park and Yeoman's Park are excellent hiking, backpacking and biking destinations. Cavers of all levels can explore Fulford Cave or visit the ghost town of Fulford.
Eagle is a true community that has a friendly spirit, as most of the people you will meet there are locals and not tourists. The restaurants and lodging options are a mix of the familiar and hometown. Many people come to Eagle for its proximity to Vail and Beaver Creek and end up bragging more about their time in town.
With a variety of outdoors activities, a lively and independent community and close access Vail, Eagle is much more than a gateway town – it's one of the best kept secrets on the western slope.