Red Cliff, Colorado Information

Red Cliff is the oldest town in Eagle County. At 8,650 feet above sea level, Red Cliff boomed at the turn of the century as a mining town with saloons, a bank, sawmills and even an opera house. The town was mapped and patented in 1883 by the U.S. government.

Today it is a quaint mountain community that continues to attract rugged individualists from business entrepreneurs to outdoor enthusiasts. Visitors and local alike 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 and easy access to the Mount of the Holy Cross and the surrounding White River National Forest.

Red Cliff is located off of the Colorado Scenic Byway, Highway 24. Red Cliff is just 12 miles from the center of Vail. The Town of Red Cliff is also accessible via Vail Pass off of I-70 and over Shrine Pass.

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