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Minturn is a home rule municipality in Eagle County, Colorado, United States. The town population was 1,027 at the 2010 United States Census.GeographyMinturn is located in southeastern Eagle County on the Eagle River between the resort communities of Vail and Beaver Creek. The town limits extend 2mi northwest along U.S. Route 24 to Interstate 70 at Exit 171, from which point it is 5mi east to Vail and 5 miles west to Avon at the base of Beaver Creek Resort. Eagle, the county seat, is to the west, and Denver is to the east. US 24 leads south over the Continental Divide at Tennessee Pass to Leadville.According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 20.1sqkm, of which 19.6sqkm is land and 0.5sqkm, or 2.32%, is water.Minturn is surrounded on three sides by White River National Forest, with the Holy Cross Wilderness bordering the southwest side of the town. The national forest offers hiking, biking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and other recreational opportunities. Five huts operated by the Tenth Mountain Hut Association along with their associated trail systems are found in the local Eagle-Holy Cross ranger district. Camp Hale, a World War II winter training site now on the National Register of Historic Places, is situated toward the south end of the district.Minturn is in Colorado (CO). Plan your trip to Minturn and other United States destinations using our handy United States attractions planner .
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