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Eagle Valley Location and Transportation

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Eagle Valley can be easily accessed by automobile or by jet service. Eagle Regional Airport services several major airlines with direct flights or connections to all domestic and international airports. If you are traveling by car, Interstate 70 winds through the mountainous valley. Heading eastbound, it is a 30- to 40-minute drive to Avon and Vail and two hours to Denver. Westbound from Eagle/Gypsum, Glenwood Springs is a 30 minute drive, and it’s two hours to Grand Junction. Colorado Highway 6 travels along the Eagle River, connecting many of the valley’s towns and Colorado’s 10th Mountain Division Memorial Scenic Highway to Leadville.

Historic Eagle is home to the county seat, the U.S. Forest Service, the U.S. Department of Resource Conservation and the Colorado Division of Wildlife. The Brush Creek Valley with scenic wetlands and abundant wildlife is the gateway to Sylvan Lake State Park.

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Gypsum is located at the confluence of the Eagle River and Gypsum Creek. The town is situated in the lower Eagle River Valley basin between the Town of Eagle and the mouth of Glenwood Canyon. Eagle County Airport is located in Gypsum, and is the largest and busiest destination airport on the western slope. During the winter months and ski season, at least five major commercial air carriers provide large jet service directly to the world-class resorts of Vail and Beaver Creek.

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