Introduction to Avon, Colorado
The town of Avon, which was originally listed as a railroad station by William L. Swift in 1889, was officially incorporated in 1978. The area, which later came to be known as ‘Avon’, was originally inhabited by the Utes, who were great Native American horsemen. The early white settlers arrived in the first half of the 1880s. George A. Townsend, one of the early settlers who constructed a house at the confluence of the Beaver Creek and Eagle River, is said to have wanted to name the place ‘Avondale’. However, the community later came to be known as Avon. The town houses the ‘Liberty Skis’, which is a ski manufacturing company.
Avon and nearby Attractions
- Healy House & Dexter Cabin
- Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
- National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum
- Rocky Mountain National Park
- Aspen Art Museum
- Arapahoe National Wildlife Refuge
Things To Do In Avon
There are numerous parks in the community offering opportunities for recreation. They include the Rifle Falls State Park, the Rocky Mountain National Park, the Golden Gate Canyon State Park, the Stagecoach State Park, and the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. History buffs may wish to visit the Georgetown Energy Museum, the Frontier Historical Museum, the National Mining Hall of Fame & Museum, and the Hamill House Museum. Several golf courses are located in the area including the Beaver Creek Golf Club, the Vail Golf Club, and the Eagle Springs Golf Club. One may also plan a day trip to the Dragonfly Gallery and the Knox Galleries.
Eagle County Regional Airport is the nearest major airport offering air transportation facilities.
Avon Higher Education
Higher education is available at Colorado State University, Colorado Mountain College, and Red Rocks Community College.