The view from the little house in Eagle |

The view from the little house in Eagle

Scott N. Miller
Vail, CO, Colorado

EAGLE ” The people who work and volunteer at the Eagle visitors center see the traveling public in a way most of us don’t.

About 40,000 people per year sign the registration sheet at the center. Many more just stop, use the restrooms, look around and leave. Through the registration sheets, the Eagle Valley Chamber of Commerce, which runs the town of Eagle-owned facility, tracks where people are going, and where they’re coming from.

So what does the 2008 summer traveler look like?

“We’re seeing more people traveling with coolers, having picnics,” chamber director Tim Cochrane said.

“We’re also seeing a lot more people from Colorado traveling in Colorado,” Cochrane added. “People are still traveling, but they’re cutting costs and staying closer to home.”

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