Local Information for Gypsum
Head about 37 miles to the west on I-70 from Vail, and you're in the mountain community of Gypsum (population, about 4,000). Though its name comes from the rather unglamorous mineral deposits in the area, little Gypsum is bursting with enthusiasm and is a doorway to all the great activities that come with being smack dab in the middle of the Rocky Mountains. Like a crown, Gypsum sits atop a fertile valley punctuating the mountain chain as it rolls westward. Flanked by Red Mountain and Tenmile Peak, there are miles of 4 x 4 trails, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, horseback riding and cross country skiing trails.