Edwards, Colorado

Coordinates: 39°37′17″N 106°37′06″W / 39.62139°N 106.61833°W / 39.62139; -106.61833 (Edwards CDP, Colorado)
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Edwards, Colorado
Roundabout in Edwards near Interstate 70.
Roundabout in Edwards near Interstate 70.
Location of the Edwards CDP in Eagle County, Colorado.
Location of the Edwards CDP in Eagle County, Colorado.
Edwards is located in the United States
Location of the Edwards CDP in the United States.
Coordinates: 39°37′17″N 106°37′06″W / 39.62139°N 106.61833°W / 39.62139; -106.61833 (Edwards CDP, Colorado)
Country United States
State Colorado
CountyEagle County
 • Typeunincorporated town
 • Total26.789 sq mi (69.382 km2)
 • Land26.636 sq mi (68.988 km2)
 • Water0.152 sq mi (0.394 km2)
Elevation7,569 ft (2,307 m)
 • Total11,246
 • Density420/sq mi (160/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP Code[4]
Area code970
GNIS feature2408049[1]

Edwards is an unincorporated town, a post office, and a census-designated place (CDP) located in and governed by Eagle County, Colorado, United States. Edwards is the principal town of the Edwards, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area. The Edwards post office has the ZIP Code 81632.[4] At the United States Census 2020, the population of the Edwards CDP was 11,246.[3] The Edwards Metropolitan District provides services.


The Edwards Post Office has been in operation since 1883.[5] The community was named after Melvin Edwards, a local postal official.[6]


Edwards is in the valley of the Eagle River and extends southwards up the valleys of Lake Creek and Colorow Creek, at the north end of the Sawatch Range. It is bordered to the east by the town of Avon. U.S. Route 6 runs through the center of Edwards on the south side of the Eagle River, while Interstate 70 runs through the CDP north of the river, with access from Exit 163. Via I-70, it is 14 miles (23 km) east to Vail, 110 miles (180 km) east to Denver, 17 miles (27 km) west to Eagle, and 47 miles (76 km) west to Glenwood Springs.

The Edwards CDP has an area of 17,145 acres (69.382 km2), including 97 acres (0.394 km2) of water.[2]


K-12 Education[edit]

Edwards is served by Eagle County School District Re-50J. The community is home to an elementary school, a middle school, two high schools, and a charter school. The private Vail Christian High School is also located in Edwards.

Higher Education[edit]

Colorado Mountain College operates its Vail Valley campus in Edwards.


The United States Census Bureau initially defined the Edwards CDP for the United States Census 2000.

Edwards CDP, Colorado
Source: United States Census Bureau

Ski resorts[edit]

Edwards is in a favorable location for skiers and riders. Beaver Creek Resort is 4 miles (6 km) to the east while Vail is 14.5 miles (23.3 km) to the east.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Edwards, Colorado
  2. ^ a b "State of Colorado Census Designated Places - BAS20 - Data as of January 1, 2020". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  3. ^ a b United States Census Bureau. "Edwards CDP, Colorado". Retrieved April 17, 2023.
  4. ^ a b "Look Up a ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved December 21, 2020.
  5. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Archived from the original on March 6, 2016. Retrieved June 25, 2016.
  6. ^ Dawson, John Frank. Place names in Colorado: why 700 communities were so named, 150 of Spanish or Indian origin. Denver, CO: The J. Frank Dawson Publishing Co. p. 19.

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