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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, Colorado is located in the United States
Edwards, Colorado
Edwards, Colorado
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Eagle County
Government
 • Type unincorporated town
Area
 • Total 26.789 sq mi (69.382 km2)
 • Land 26.636 sq mi (68.988 km2)
 • Water 0.152 sq mi (0.394 km2)
Elevation
7,552 ft (2,302 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 10,266
 • Density 385/sq mi (149/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP Code
81632
Area code(s) 970
GNIS feature Edwards CDP

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. At the United States Census 2010, the population of the Edwards CDP was 10,266, while the population of the 81632 ZIP Code Tabulation Area was 10,267. The Edwards Metropolitan District provides services.

Geography

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Map of Eagle County
Edwards is in the center of Eagle County, on I-70.

Edwards is located in central Eagle County at 39°38′25″N 106°35′32″W / 39.64028°N 106.59222°W / 39.64028; -106.59222 (39.640178, -106.592325). It is in the valley of the Eagle River and extends southwards up the valleys of Lake Creek and Squaw 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.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the Edwards CDP has a total area of 26.8 square miles (69.4 km2), of which 26.6 square miles (69.0 km2) is land and 0.15 square miles (0.4 km2), or 0.57%, is water.

Demographics

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

Edwards CDP, Colorado
Year Pop. ±%
2000 8,257 —    
2010 10,266 +24.3%
2020 —    
Source: United States Census Bureau

Ski resorts

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

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