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Welcome to the charming Town of Minturn, Colorado.

Nestled between the glamour of Vail and Beaver Creek, Minturn is a small town with big character. In addition to historic architecture and charming homes, the oldest town in the Vail Valley boasts great restaurants, unique shops, and access to plenty of outdoor adventures.

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Helpful Visitor Information


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Best Times to Visit

Minturn's peak seasons occur from January to March and Late June to Early-September as well as during the holidays. During the off-peak seasons you can usually find better rates on lodging and occasionally 2-for-1 deals at local restaurants. April is a great month to find deals on lodging, skiing and dining. April is also known for great snow conditions and has been the second snowiest month of the year! June and September are great months for summer recreation. Most summer events and activities kick-off in mid-June and run strong until the end of September. Minturn tends to have Indian Summers and the weather remains an average of 70 degrees during the day through September. You can also enjoy lodging and dining deals in September and early October.


Nearby Airports

Eagle County Regional Airport
Denver International Airport


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Camping in the Holy Cross Wilderness surrounding Minturn is an option in the summer months. For more information on camping, contact the Holy Cross Ranger District at (970) 827-5715.

Things to do while in Minturn


Hiking, Biking, Snowshoeing and Cross Country Skiing

The Holy Cross District has 225 miles of Forest Service trails. These trails offer a variety of opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking and, in winter, cross-country skiing. For information about elevation and difficulty, stop by the White River National Forest Office at I-70 Exit 171 or call (970) 827-5715.

Minturn Trails


High Altitude Tips

Special precautions for our unique environment -- Our "rare air" means that the sun is much more intense, so use sun block even on cloudy days to avoid unwanted burns. It is also a good idea to wear sunglasses or goggles as well to avoid snow-blindness. Temperatures and conditions can change drastically and quickly in the mountains, so always be prepared with extra layers of clothing that you can add or subtract as needed. Since the humidity is low, you'll lose more body moisture from deeper breathing and increased perspiration. Keep your body hydrated by drinking two to three times your normal intake of water and juices. Go easy on alcohol and caffeinated beverages as they are dehydrating. Alcohol is felt more intensely at this altitude so be aware of your consumption.

Winter Driving Tips

  • Slow down in winter conditions - allow extra time to arrive at your destination.
  • Maintain traction by starting and stopping slowly. Drive at steady speeds, avoiding sudden starts or stops.
  • Anticipate turns and lane changes.
  • Gently pump brakes to stop.
  • Allow extra stopping distance - do not tailgate.
  • Don't use cruise control in slippery conditions.
  • For winter road conditions call (303) 639-1111 or watch local channel 19.
  • Car Tires - for driving in winter conditions
  • A big factor in the safety of your vehicle is the quality and type of tires you have on you vehicle.
  • Tire purchases should be based on the worst driving condition you expect to encounter - which during the winter months in Minturn will include snow.
  • It is recommended that the tread depth for driving on snow should be three-sixteenths of an inch.