Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District (Vail-Eagle area)


Mount of the Holy Cross - photo courtesy of Corey Myers

The Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District lies between the Gore Range, the Sawatch Range, and the Flat Tops, and includes the forest areas surrounding the towns of Vail, Avon, Red Cliff, Eagle, Gypsum, and Dotsero. Recreation opportunities abound on the Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District.

View Eagle-Holy Cross Ranger District Recreation Quicksheets for downloadable Recreation Opportunity Guides, maps and other information. 

See below for information on recreation activities of all sorts.

At a Glance

Current Conditions: View Current Conditions Reports
Usage: Medium-Heavy
Closest Towns: Minturn, CO; Eagle, CO
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center:
  • Eagle Office: 970-328-6388
  • Holy Cross Office (Vail area): 970-827-5715

General Information


Eagle Office 125 West 5th Street, Eagle, CO 81631. 

Holy Cross Office (Vail area) 24747 US Highway 24, Minturn, CO 81645.

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information



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Horse Riding & Camping

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Nature Viewing

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OHV Riding & Camping

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Other Activities

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Outdoor Learning

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Scenic Driving

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Water Activities

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Winter Sports

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Recreation Quicksheets