Known to locals as “the Banana Belt,” Gypsum offers milder, warmer winters with less snow. Spring comes early and fall stays late, offering an enviably long season for outdoor recreation. Which is incredibly fortuitous given the enormous number of recreational opportunities on public land around Gypsum. From rafting the Colorado from nearby Dotsero to enjoying the extensive network of dirtbike and mountain biking trails out of Spring Creek, Gypsum offers recreation galore. Gypsum offers easy access to Eagle Airport, a sunny golf club and a state-of-the-art recreation facility with a new outdoor amphitheatre here. Real estate here is generally spacious, offering everything from condos to luxury custom homes, all with a more generous use of space than you’ll find elsewhere in the Vail Valley.