Town of Red Cliff
The oldest town in Eagle County, Red Cliff boomed at the turn of the century as a mining town with saloons, a bank, sawmills, and even an opera house. Today, it is a quaint mountain community that continues to attract rugged individualists including entrepreneurs, artists, and outdoor enthusiasts. Residents and visitors can 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 of and easy access to Mount of the Holy Cross and the surrounding White River National Forest.
Red Cliff is located off of the Colorado Scenic Byway, Highway 24, just 16 miles (under 30 min) from the center of Vail. The Town of Red Cliff is also accessible via Vail Pass off of I-70 and over Shrine Pass.
Elevation: 7,860 feet
Claim to Fame: The Minturn Market features an assortment of items from farm-fresh and organic produce to great breakfast and lunch items to gourmet foods, gifts, clothing, jewelry, handmade crafts, items for the home, fine art and more.