Welcome to Edwards, CO
A spot for abundant entertainment and serene natural surroundings
Established in 1984, Edwards is a small community conveniently located in the midst of Vail Valley, one of the most beautiful valleys in the state. Like many other towns in Vail Valley, Edwards offers world-class recreation, but where Edwards really stands out is its small-town feel. From basking in the long summer days to exploring the mountains in the snow-laden months of winter, Edwards offers plenty of ways to get outside.
Situated along the Eagle River and below the Sawatch Mountain Range, Edwards offers picturesque views. Aside from its gorgeous location, Edwards is a growing hub for local businesses with an array of eclectic boutiques and plenty of options for dining, retail, and services. Edwards is also home to award-winning interior and architectural design firms like Carlton Edwards, whose eye for modern design and cabin aesthetics has influenced much of the architecture in Edwards.
What to Love
- Outdoor-focused lifestyle
- Award-winning architecture and design
- Riverwalk shops and entertainment
- Inviting eateries and lively breweries
Edwards is known as the place “where the locals live” in Vail Valley. 82% of the land in Eagle County is public land, either National Forest or BLM (Bureau of Land Management), making Edwards a lovely place for nature and outdoor enthusiasts, and the locals channel this mountain spirit. Residents of Edwards enjoy all of the recreational opportunities the mountains, rivers, and open space have to offer, from skiing and fishing to horseback riding and even dog sledding in the winter. There are also more than a dozen golf courses near Edwards, and the elevation is perfect for making your drives go farther.
Once you head into town, Riverwalk continues the upscale tradition of Vail Valley by offering tons of budding shops, local bistros, a lively brewery, and community establishments. Edwards’ plush lodging and spa scene pairs excellent wine lists with mountainside pampering. Stop by Edwards Corner Farmer Market to support local agriculture and artists.
Dining, Entertainment, and Shopping
The main attraction in Edwards is definitely Riverwalk
. Riverwalk’s countless businesses offer something for everyone in the family, day and night. In the early morning hours, when the sun spills into the valley, make a stop at Hovey and Harrison
for a cup of coffee and a slice of fresh focaccia. Edwards’ delicacies don’t end at Hovey and Harrison, either. E-Town
offers a restaurant that feels like home — it’s a local gathering spot for events, community, and a family meal. Not far from E-Town is the Drunken Goat
, a place to reflect on “long sunsets and midsummer hikes” — and some very good bruschetta.
Things to Do
Edwards offers locals plenty of community events and locations to enjoy. The Alpine Arts Center
centers on all things art and features a gift shop and classes. In the spring and summertime, Edwards Freedom Park
is home to lacrosse, baseball, and soccer leagues and tournaments. The newly renovated Sonnenalp Club
is just one of many golfing options around Edwards, with a fitness facility, an excellent restaurant (Harvest
), and a pool complex. Sonnenalp has a variety of membership choices to suit all needs. In addition to Riverwalk, there is also the infamous Riverwalk Theater
, a cinema theater with a lo-fi cafe inside and dining options for your favorite summertime blockbuster hits.
Edwards offers diverse education options, from academically rigorous high schools to colleges. Edwards has created a school system that allows its residents to give back effectively and creatively to the community.