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.
The Edwards Post Office has been in operation since 1883. The community was named after Melvin Edwards, a local postal official.
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 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 east to Vail, east to Denver, west to Eagle, and west to Glenwood Springs.
The Edwards CDP has an area of , including of water.
The United States Census Bureau initially defined the for the
Edwards is in a favorable location for skiers and riders. Beaver Creek Resort is to the east while Vail is to the east.
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