Whether you're in Minturn, a few minutes off the interstate from Vail, or in Redcliff, 9 miles farther up the curvy mountain road, you'll feel like you're a world away. Both are living tributes to Colorado's mining history, built during the 1800s silver rush. With its bustling main street, flanked by historic buildings and the crystalline Eagle River making its way through town, Minturn conjures up something right off a post card. Redcliff offers seclusion and solitude, with all the amenities of Vail a mere 30 minutes away. Of all the Vail Valley, Minturn and Redcliff are perhaps the most quirky areas, with a rustic, shabby-chic style all their own. You'll find some condos here, but more modest single-family homes, as well as rural ranches and rustic homesteads that satisfy the need to get away from it all. Minturn boasts a hugely-popular Farmers' Market every summer as well as free concerts in the intimate outdoor amphitheatre of Little Beach Park. If you buy in Minturn or Redcliff, there's a good chance you'll see pro and amateur bicyclists whizzing by from time to time as numerous recreational and professional events use this incredibly scenic stretch of Highway 24 to route their events.