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By Shirley Welch

beginning as a trickle within the Rocky Mountains, the Eagle River emerges in a glacial valley, cuts via a awesome gorge close to crimson Cliff, after which creates the extensive flood simple of the Eagle River Valley. At Dotsero, the river joins the strong Colorado River. so long as people have settled alongside the river, they've got relied on it for his or her livelihood, trapping beaver for hats, mining gold and silver, accumulating water for locomotive engines and channeling it for plants and ranching, harvesting ice for foodstuff protection, and, such a lot lately, changing water into snow with smooth machines. this present day the Eagle River Valley is the spine of 2 of the best ski components on this planet, Vail and Beaver Creek. glowing in the course of the historical riverbed, the Eagle River keeps its path to today, flowing throughout the comparable valley that drew pioneers right here within the nineteenth century.

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