Top 10 Things to do in Avon, United States

July 21, 2017 Alice Mieles

The Town of Avon is a Home Rule Municipality in Eagle County, Colorado, United States. The town population was 6,447 at the 2010 United States Census. Avon is the gateway to the Beaver Creek Resort which lies about two miles (3 km) south of the town. It was the previous site of Vail Resorts before the company moved its physical headquarters to Broomfield, CO. in 2006. The town also is the home of Liberty Skis, an independent ski manufacturing company.
Restaurants in Avon

1. Beaver Creek Ski Area

Beaver Creek, CO 81620 +1 970-754-0020
Excellent
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Beaver Creek Ski Area

Popular year-round resort in the Rockies offers excellent snow skiing and snowboarding in the winter and exhilarating sports such as mountain biking and hiking in the summer.

Reviewed By Theferros - St. Kitts and Nevis

(pre kids) we went to Beaver Creek (90's). I remembered it for the amazing ski experience. Well they have done so much since then to expand the amazing experience. Springfest activities for kids. A beautiful comfortable setting of cushioned chairs and gas fire pits. A reasonably priced ice skating experience at $10 per child. A five star vibe with top notch galleries and restaurants. It was a very nice place to visit.

2. Bearcat Stables

2701 Squaw Creek Road, Edwards, CO 81632 +1 970-926-1578
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4.5 based on 107 reviews

Bearcat Stables

(Summer)- Offering a variety of horseback riding, from 1, 1.5, and 2 hour rides that are great for all levels including beginners. Leaving the barn you will head for a short tour through the Bearden Homestead and head up the trail system for views of the New York Range towards Beaver Creek, Bellyache Ridge and on a clear day out to the peaks of the Gore Range near Vail. Explore the White River National forest from the saddle in our 3 and 4 hour backcountry rides and see the entire Vail Valley from the forest above- great for intermediate and advanced riders. Our signature trip from Vail to Aspen is a world famous authentic Colorado experience! 4 days traveling via horse back from Vail to Aspen- there is nothing else like it!Children under 6 years can enjoy pony rides at the stables. All horseback riding children must be 6 years and older to participate. Bearcat Stables is open 7 days a week May-October (Winter)-Our sleigh ride and dinner is the Vail Valley's most authentic dining experience. Allow our horse-drawn sleigh to pull you through the snow covered fields while you enjoy a hot beverage and warm blanket to snuggle under. Dinner follows the sleigh ride in Bearcat's Cabin, a historic Vail Valley homestead. Stay and enjoy s'mores by the fire, and a signature cocktail from Doc's Bar. Great for families of all ages. Sleigh rides only from 3-4.30pm, sleigh ride with dinner seating's at 5.30 and 7.30 Tuesday-Saturday. Dec-Mar Bearcat Stables is the Vail Valley's most unique and authentically Colorado event venue. Accommodating summer parties of up to guests celebrate your wedding, rehearsal dinner or corporate retreat with us.

Reviewed By BellBottomBlues - Dallas, Texas

Family ride 2016, today I returned for the four hour ride. The scenery and ride through aspen forests were amazing. The stable is still well run and expert guide Nicki gave us interesting facts along the way. This is a professional & safety conscious stable.
I would love to do the trail ride next!

3. Vail Valley Anglers

97 Main St, Edwards, CO 81632-8126
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5 based on 57 reviews

Vail Valley Anglers

The Vail Valley Anglers staff consists of expert fly fisherman who know the waters intimately and are passionate about sharing their love for the sport - from getting the first-time fisher out on the water to guiding the veteran angler to a secluded spot with the best hatch. Vail Valley Anglers is built on a foundation of deep experience and top-notch customer service. With our history of dedication and enthusiasm for sport to rely upon, we guarantee your satisfaction. We service the resorts of Vail and Beaver Creek, Colorado as well as the towns of Vail, Minturn, Avon, Edwards, Summit County, Aspen and Steamboat Springs. Conveniently located on the banks of the Eagle River on the Riverwalk at Edwards, we offer expertly guided trips all year round on local rivers, private ranches, and destination fly fishing trips. Our expert staff is supported by a fully-stocked fly shop featuring the best gear, clothing, flies, and accessories from Sage, Simms, Montana Fly Company, Scott, Loon Outdoors, Ex Officio, Fish Pond, Titian Rod Vault, and more for your fly fishing adventure.

Reviewed By GREGORY S

Well stocked with all of the brands that matter! Huge selection of flies, waders, rods, bags, reels and just about everything else that you would ever want! They offer a 15 % military discount which means so much to me. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. Expert guides for the Eagle River and surrounding waters.

4. Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

183 Gore Creek Dr, Vail, CO 81657-4544 +1 970-476-0103
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4.5 based on 648 reviews

Betty Ford Alpine Gardens

This beautiful alpine botanical garden, located at the foot of Vail Mountain, is open to the public.

Reviewed By Marty D - Lakewood, Colorado

This free attraction in Vail is a refreshing break from a trip along I 70 or even from a trip to Vail. It's a lovely botanic gardens, specializing in high altitude plants. It's free and beautiful.

5. Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

439 Edwards Access Road, Edwards, CO 81632 +1 970-926-3009
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4.5 based on 62 reviews

Crazy Mountain Brewing Company

Reviewed By twintipbunny - Duluth, Minnesota

I bought several bottles of the local's stash to try. It was a giant waste of money. With names like peanut butter, chocolate, creamsicale, strawberry- they do not deliver. Crazy Mountain just threw labels on the bottle without actually putting any flavor in the beer. I drink a lot of beer and this brewery is now my least favorite. I've never had a bad peanut butter ale until I came here. Try some beer on the flights, but don't purchase without sampling first.

6. Rocky Mountain Adventure Rentals

41310 Highway 6, Minturn, CO 81620
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5 based on 2 reviews

Rocky Mountain Adventure Rentals

A Colorado Adventure Rental Company and Outfitter who offers Equipment, Outdoor Education, Resources and Concierge Travel Services.

Reviewed By carol m - Chicago, Illinois

We spent a full day on snowmobiles with Stan from RMAR. He is an amazing guide who took the time to gauge our ability, appetite for adventure and customized our day to perfection. The equipment is top notch and well maintained. RMAR is a smaller, more personalized team and I would recommend them without hesitation. If you are looking for something unique, book with RMAR!

7. Freedom Park

450 Miller Ranch Road, Edwards, CO
Excellent
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4.5 based on 33 reviews

Freedom Park

Reviewed By Shayna922 - Rancho Mirage, California

This is a wonderful park for children, adolescents, adults and dogs! There is/are playground equipment, ball fields(including volleyball) walking/biking trails, and an off-leash dog park on the shores of a charming lake. On one of the trails around the lake, there is a moving memorial to those who lost their lives on 9-11 with a slab from the Pentagon. We went to this park every day during our visit and are grateful for its existence!

8. Walking Mountains Science Center

318 Walking Mountains Lane, Avon, Beaver Creek, CO 81620 +1 970-827-9725
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4.5 based on 85 reviews

Walking Mountains Science Center

We provide locals and visitors from pre-k to gray with opportunities to explore nature, gain a scientific understanding, and learn about the many wonders of our mountain environment through natural science and sustainability programs. We invite you to come explore your curious nature with us!

Reviewed By anniewalks15 - Chicago, Illinois

I am still beaming after summiting my first 14er with Walking Mountains, Peter, and his fellow guides. Joined them on other hikes and will in the future. This welcoming group includes seasonal locals, vacationers and folks of all ages, whoever is available and interested on the allotted day. As I'm the big hiker in my family, this removes my concern about hiking alone and gives me access to gorgeous places. Well worth the time and your effort, wherever they take you around the Vail Valley environs.

9. Beaver Creek Nordic Center

1280 Village Road, Avon, Beaver Creek, CO
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5 based on 39 reviews

Beaver Creek Nordic Center

Reviewed By SharonCambs - London, United Kingdom

Wow what a very enjoyable walk in snow shoes around a green run and beaver creek village, I have never done snow shoeing before but I loved it so will be doing it again. Tom from Alaska was so informative about the local nature,wildlife and habitats of Beaver Creek and Colorado. And to finish off they gave us free hot chocolate drink with cream marshmallows and cookies. Tom you made the nature trail walk so Thank you so much.

10. Beaver Creek Hiking Center

137 Benchmark Rd, Edwards, CO 81620-5407
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4.5 based on 8 reviews

Beaver Creek Hiking Center

Reviewed By sunnyskier - Vail, Colorado

This service has it all! the guides are great, personable, knowledgeable, and very experienced! Weather can be a concern and yet they prepare you with any equipment you forgot to bring! Short one hour to the highly recommended all day up one of Colorado's 14,000 foot peaks. From beginners to skilled hikers they have something available for all. Take advantage of the daily free hike for a little taste of what the guide will do.

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