Red Cliff, Colorado Information
Red Cliff is the oldest town in Eagle County. At 8,650 feet above sea level, Red Cliff boomed at the turn of the century as a mining town with saloons, a bank, sawmills, and even an opera house. The town was mapped and patented in 1883 by the U.S. government.
Today, it is a quaint mountain community that continues to attract rugged individualists from business entrepreneurs to outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors and locals alike enjoy mountain biking, cross-country skiing, kayaking, rock climbing and hiking with fantastic wildflower viewing, all within and around Red Cliff. From Red Cliff, you get close-up views and easy access to Mount of the Holy Cross and surrounding White River National Forest.
Red Cliff is located off of the Colorado Scenic Byway, Highway 24. Red Cliff is just 16 miles (under 30min) from the center of Vail. The Town of Red Cliff is also accessible via Vail Pass off of I-70 and over Shrine Pass.