With a history dating back to 1881, Gypsum offers its residents both a small-town community feel with many new opportunities that until recently were only found in its better known neighboring cities. Although its growth has been significant, Gypsum still manages to balance a peaceful existence and village charm extremely well.
The residential/golf community of Cotton Ranch features an 18-hole signature Pete Dye-designed golf course surrounded by a quaint neighborhood of single-family homes perfect for locals and second homeowners alike.
Gypsum is located approximately 40 miles from the town of Vail, and offers visitors and residents views of the Sawatch Range, including New York Mountain. The world-famous ski resorts of Vail and Beaver Creek are just a short drive away, and so many of the valley’s locals have been drawn by the lower costs of living in Gypsum.
The Eagle County Trail Program is being implemented by a volunteer trails committee that will create a scenic recreational path linking Gypsum to the nearby county seat of Eagle. The path will run along the scenic Eagle River, famous for its fly-fishing, rafting and kayaking.
A popular new past-time for young adults in Gypsum is the new skate park, located to the north of the Gypsum Town Hall in Town Hall Park, which is open from dawn to dusk.
For the fishing enthusiasts, the Gypsum Ponds offer a public area for fishing. The ponds are located just off I-70 along the banks of the Eagle River.
With the amazing growth throughout the valley the community has also seen significant growth in the school system. For the elementary level, Gypsum Elementary and Red Hill Elementary are both conveniently located in town. At the middle school level, the community is served by Gypsum Creek Middle School. Both Eagle and Gypsum are served by Eagle Valley High School or Battle Mountain High School near Vail.
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