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Section 3 of "A Glossary of Vail Valley Names" focuses on Beaver Creek resort. The name "Beaver Creek" might be guessed to have been adapted by the early pioneers and trappers in the area. What's in a name? The Simontons link the rich heritage of Eagle County pioneers to the names of our trails, ski runs, lifts, streets, and restaurants. Arrowhead and Beaver Creek were once home to ranchers, livestock, and farms and many of our local areas today...
Section 2 of "A Glossary of Vail Valley Names" focuses on Bachelor Gulch, aptly named for the pioneer bachelors that originally settled there around 1900. Many had previously mined in the area, but with the advent of the Homestead Act, the men that settled at Bachelor Gulch wanted their own land. Vail Associates purchased the land and in 1993, real estate development began. What's in a name? The Simontons link the rich heritage of Eagle County...