Town of Avon
Avon serves as the gateway to world-class Beaver Creek Resort and is just eight miles west of Vail. Located in the heart of the Vail Valley, Avon serves as a major hub of activity for locals and visitors and offers a multitude of recreational opportunities, special events, parks, open space and trails, and hosts a strong mix of local and national shops and restaurants. Whether skiing, hiking, paddling the Eagle River or enjoying a leisurely day in town, you’ll find that launching your mountain adventures from Avon is easy and convenient.
Founded: Early 1880s
Elevation: 7,430 feet
Claim to Fame: Known as the “Heart of the Valley” for its geographic location as well as its strong sense of community and family-friendly atmosphere.