Known as the "Heart of the Valley" for its geographic location as well as its strong sense of community and family-friendly atmosphere, Avon is a great place for both residents and visitors. Whether hiking, paddling the Eagle River or enjoying a leisurely day in town, you'll find that launching your mountain adventures from Avon is easy and convenient.
With 6,500 year-round residents, plus another 3,500 part-time residents, Avon offers a small mountain town atmosphere with many amenities. The town serves as a gateway to the world-class Beaver Creek Resort and is eight miles west of world-famous Vail. Avon also offers a multitude of recreational opportunities, special events, parks, open space and trails, and a mix of local and national shops and restaurants.
Clothing, gifts, groceries, sporting goods, health and beauty services and more are available in Avon. Dining options include everything from quick and convenient to four-star dining and Avon's lodging experience includes a vast array of options from luxurious hotels to affordable inns.
In the summer, the 48-acre Harry A. Nottingham Park offers fun for the whole family. Rent a paddle boat, fish in the lake, walk around the park, or just relax on the grass and bask in the sunshine. Avon offers many special events like our Salute to the USA, the largest fireworks to display in the Colorado Rockies; Dunk-n-Dash, a duathlon race series; and Lakeside Cinema, which offers free family movies in the park. Across from the park is Avon's Recreation Center, and a short walk down the road will bring you to Avon's Whitewater Park. The three river features provide beginning, intermediate and advanced surfing.