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Minturn
Eagle County, Colorado

ZipCodes
81645




Page Contents for Minturn, Colorado

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Community news

Community events.



Statistics & Facts

The Colorado state capital is Denver.
The population of Minturn is approximately 1,066 (1990), 1027 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 434 (1990), 420 (2010).
The amount of land area in Minturn is 3.576 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Minturn to Washington DC is 1668 miles.
The distance to the Colorado state capital is 89 miles. (as the crow flies)
Minturn is positioned 39.58 degrees north of the equator and 106.42 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

near Vail just off Interstate 70. Here is a map page for the area.
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Weather


seasonal. Here is a current weather page for Minturn.
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History & History Related Items

Though the town may be named for the founder or possibly for the railroad men who turned here on their way from the nearby zinc mine, no one is really sure of how Minturn was named. But the area has much history. Gold seekers came in the mid-1800's trying to strike it rich instantly. A narrow gauge railroad came through in 1887 and with it came opportunities for new jobs with the railroad causing a boom in the area whereby Minturn grew rapidly. Once in the area, many chose to stay due to the natural beauty of the area. For a more in-depth history and many historical pictures of Minturn, see this history page
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Attractions

Nestled in a narrow valley between Vail and Beaver Creek Minturn is currently a bedroom community for the towns of Avon and Vail. Located in the White River National Forest, Minturn's biggest attraction is the surrounding beauty. A stratum of over 200-foot tall cliffs watch the town like a guardian. The most prominent feature, a rock in the shape of a lion's head, can be seen throughout the valley. To the south of town, with an elevation of 14,005 feet, is the Mt. of the Holy Cross. It's most prominent feature is the huge cirque in the shape of a cross that keeps snow throughout most of the summer. Minturn's town government sponsors a Summer Market every summer from June through September and a Winter Market in December.
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Minturn City Government

Town of Minturn
P.O. Box 309
Minturn, CO 81645
Phone: 970-827-5645
Email

Minturn has a council/manager form of government

Minturn Community News

Minturn, Co Trivia
While doing some work in the crawl space of my home, I came across an old card, apparently a business card or advertisement for:
"Keenan and Rumbaugh"
POOL ROOM
Basement
City Hall Building
Our house was built around the turn of the century and I thought the situation very odd. On the back of the card written in pencil is " nice strawberries Joe Keenan, Manitou Co." - pretty trivial but pretty cool.

Minturn Community Events

June - September each year
Minturn Summer Market
A popular market held all summer long. Park at the Forest Service lot and ride the shuttle to the market for free.

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