Avon, an eastern Colorado community, serves as the gateway to a number of popular ski resorts 8 miles from Vail. Nature enthusiasts will love that Avon is located in the scenic Rocky Mountains and features a number of cycling and hiking trails that include the Eagle Valley Trail, the PB&J trail and paved paths around Nottingham Park. The Walking Mountains Science Center offers programs that educate the public about the mountain area.
Interstate 70 travels east and west through the community, and U.S. Highway 6 runs parallel to the south. Avon has free public transportation in the form of the ECO transit bus system. In the heart of the community near most hotels, guests find a pedestrian mall area that includes activities for families.
The scenic location along Eagle River was once the summer home of the Utes tribe before the Europeans arrived. Then and today, the climate remains variable with summer temperatures in the high 70s and winters in the low digits. In the summer, the community presents the 12-day Apres Avon, which features live music, food and activities. In February, the Winter Wonder Grass Music Festival features bluegrass and acoustic music along with craft brews. While walking around town, visitors will encounter a number of life-sized bronze sculptures created by Gerald Balcair, Sandy Scott and other artists.