Nestled between the glamour of Vail and Beaver Creek, Minturn is a small town with big character. In addition to historic architecture and charming homes, the oldest town in the Vail Valley boasts great restaurants, unique galleries and several western antique stores.
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Minturn's peak seasons occur from January to March and Late June to Early-September as well as during the holidays. During the off-peak seasons you can usually find better rates on lodging and occasionally 2-for-1 deals at local restaurants. April is a great month to find deals on lodging, skiing and dining. April is also known for great snow conditions and has been the second snowiest month of the year! June and September are great months for summer recreation. Most summer events and activities kick-off in mid-June and run strong until the end of September. Minturn tends to have Indian Summers and the weather remains an average of 70 degrees during the day through September. You can also enjoy lodging and dining deals in September and early October.
To make hotel reservation year round, contact The Minturn Inn at (800) MINTURN or the Turntable Restaurant and Motel at (970) 827-4164.
Camping in the Holy Cross Wilderness surrounding Minturn is an option in the summer months. For more information on camping, contact the Holy Cross Ranger District at (970) 827-5715.
Special precautions for our unique environment -- Our "rare air" means that the sun is much more intense, so use sun block even on cloudy days to avoid unwanted burns. It is also a good idea to wear sunglasses or goggles as well to avoid snow-blindness. Temperatures and conditions can change drastically and quickly in the mountains, so always be prepared with extra layers of clothing that you can add or subtract as needed. Since the humidity is low, you'll lose more body moisture from deeper breathing and increased perspiration. Keep your body hydrated by drinking two to three times your normal intake of water and juices. Go easy on alcohol and caffeinated beverages as they are dehydrating. Alcohol is felt more intensely at this altitude so be aware of your consumption.