Look Closer in Edwards Spend a day in this vibrant town

  • 4 Things To Do In Edwards
  • The Spa at Cordillera
  • Eat at E|town
  • Shop the Riverwalk
  • Fly fish the Eagle River
Edwards Riverwalk

Edwards is the Western gateway to Beaver Creek and Eagle County’s boomtown. 

Its growth in recent years has delivered a thriving dining and shopping scene that’s smaller but on par with the Beav and nearby Vail. 

There’s no doubt this bustling down-valley burg draws life from those world-class ski resorts, but Edwards has also forged a distinct sense of community and mountain living. 

With the rushing Eagle River, sweeping vistas of Vail’s back bowls, and the Sawatch Range unfolding in all directions, it’s easy to see the draw of this charming mountain town.

Where It's At:

Just west of Beaver Creek’s Arrowhead Village, Edwards sits 14 miles west of Vail on I-70.


Pro Tip

Main Street rolls right through Riverwalk at Edwards, the pedestrian-friendly business district at the center of town. This shopping, dining, and entertainment hub features a blend of eateries, boutiques, galleries, a theater, and condos and townhomes overlooking the Eagle River.

Meet The Locals:

Edwards is what happens when ski bums and resort employees settle down, get married, start families, and launch small businesses.

Conversely, it’s also made lists like this Top 10 Cities for the Rich and Single

No matter your relationship status or life stage, locals here have found a way to work, live, and play Colorado-style.


ITINERARY


1. Chill

The perfect day off-slope calls for relaxation. 

Kill an hour or two at The Bookworm sipping a Latte, or celebrate Soup Season with fresh daily offerings. 

The cafe menu is inspired by literature—try the Green Eggs and Ham Crepe. The staff serves as your personal literary concierge, guiding you to just the right read.

Check the event schedule for author readings and live music. 

If you’re seeking spa-style pampering, head to the Lodge & Spa at Cordillera, and bliss out with opulent treatments and sweeping views over the valley.


2. Eat

Photo by: @zinoristorante

Edwards offers plenty of plates worth a trip from anywhere.

E|town tops the list as the locals’ favorite upscale but unpretentious gastropub. 

The chic Zino Ristorante is a great choice, especially on Tuesdays for Mussel Madness, creek side patio dining, and bocce ball in warmer weather. 

Sato is the spot for sushi, drinks, or all-around hipster Asian fusion. 

The Gashouse will satisfy your wild-game craving as you feast your eyes on its Colorado-hunting-cabin decor.


3. Shop

In Riverwalk, Vintage Magnolia is known for exquisite floral arrangements for Vail and Beaver Creek weddings, but also offers stylish gifts and home accessories. 

Find high-end denim, luxurious everyday basics, pajamas, and lingerie at Lacy’s. 

Across the street from Riverwalk, Alpine Quest Sports is your go-to for telemark tuning, or climbing and paddling gear and guides.

4. Splash

Photo by: @furandfins

The scenic, soothing babble of the Eagle River will beckon you to walk or pedal alongside on the mellow Eagle Valley Regional Trail—it’s six miles to Avon.

Consider letting the aquatic siren song pull you all the way in: Vail Valley Anglers has everything you need to land a hungry lunker on the Eagle or other nearby waters. 

The outfitters will guide your wading or float trip even in winter, which they say is fly-fishing’s sleeper secret.

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