Minturn was incorporated on November 15,1904. The oldest families settled at the confluence of Gore Creek and the Eagle River in the late 1800’s. Some of these families mined silver in the mountains above town, while others farmed the land.
When the Denver and Rio Grande railroad arrived in 1887, Minturn became a crossroads for transportation and industry. Soon after was known as the lettuce capital of the west.
Today, Minturn has evolved to the new west. You can still see the distinctive architecture and character that has kept it a favorite for tourists and locals alike. Minturn’s retail shops and restaurants offer a unique experience and reflect the originality of this special town.