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.
Roundabout in Edwards near Interstate 70.
Location of the Edwards CDP in Eagle County, Colorado.
|• Type||unincorporated town|
|• 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)|
|• Density||385/sq mi (149/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-6 (MDT)|
|GNIS feature||Edwards CDP|
Edwards 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 west 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.
|Source: United States Census Bureau|
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