Eagle County, Colorado - a county thriving economically, socially and culturally because its residents share a sense of adventure and, like the eagle, the courage to pursue dreams.
Once dependent upon mining and agriculture, today's economy is driven by tourism. The international ski industry, centering around Vail, Beaver Creek Resort, Arrowhead and Aspen, employs more than half of the county's permanent residents, a population that has grown from 4,677 in 1960 to nearly 26,000 in the 1990's, estimated to 40,000 in the 2000's
Eagle County is centrally located in the Rocky Mountains along interstate 70, offering easy access to Colorado's best amenity - the mountains. The county's 2,660 miles of mountain vary in topography and climate from temperate river valleys to snow-capped peaks and open ranch lands. Average temperatures are 73 degrees in the summer and 34 degrees farenheight in the winter. Denver is about 100 miles east; Grand Junction, a Western Slope hub, is about 100 miles west, and many mountain communities are nearby, such as Aspen, Steamboat Springs and Breckenridge.
Skiers, outdoor enthusiasts, wildlife watchers, champion athletes, parents, business owners, vacationers, ranchers, retirees, students and many others have grown to love Eagle County's boundless opportunities.