Town of Red Cliff
Red Cliff, Colorado, USA


Welcome to the Town of Red Cliff

Red Cliff is the oldest town in Eagle County. It was the first County Seat for Summit County, which included the current areas of Summit and Eagle Counties. At 8,650 feet above sea level, Red Cliff boomed at the turn of the century as a mining town with saloons, a bank, sawmills and even an opera house. The town established in 1879, was mapped and patented in 1883 by the U.S. Government.

Today it is a quaint mountain community that continues to attract rugged individualists from business entrepreneurs to outdoor enthusiasts. The town is made up of friendly people with a mountain frontier attitude. Many residents and tourists alike enjoy mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, kayaking, fly fishing, rock climbing and hiking with fantastic wildflower viewing, all within and around Red Cliff. From Red Cliff, you get close-up views and easy access to the Mount of the Holy Cross and the surrounding White River National Forest.

Red Cliff is located off the Colorado Scenic Byway, Highway 24. You'll often see classic cars and motorcycles parked in front of the Mango's Restaurant of the Green Bridge Inn. Red Cliff is 20 miles North of Leadville, CO, the highest incorporated city in the U.S. and less than 15 miles from the center of Vail, a world-famous ski resort. The Town of Red Cliff is also accessible via Vail Pass off of I-70 and over Shrine Pass, a 12-mile dirt road, by car, dirt bike or four-wheeler in the Summertime or cross-country skis and snowmobiles in the Winter.



Town of Red Cliff has positions for:
Maintenance Supervisor, full time

Maintenance Worker, 20-30 hours/week with possible move to full time.

Requires performing a variety of maintenance operations and equipment activities. Performs a wide variety of skilled, semi-skilled and unskilled maintenance work including: park maintenance, street maintenance, snow removal, required labor involving water and waste water treatment plants, required labor during emergency repairs, minor interior and exterior building maintenance, ensure the proper maintenance of equipment and tools, maintain a variety of records, availability to work on-call schedule when needed. Must have the ability to lift heavy objects, communicate effectively, and have effective working relationships with employees and the public.

Education, experience and training: Graduation from high school or completion of a G.E.D. required. One (1) year of experience working in the area(s) of street maintenance, park and open space maintenance, construction, or a related field preferred. Previous experience working in a municipal Public Works department preferred. 

Salary Range: Starting salary in the Maintenance Department is $17.00/hour,
Maintenance Supervisor pay rate is DOE, $19-$23.00/hour.

All employees with the Town receive incremental PTO.  Full time employees also have the benefit of Health Insurance.  The Town shall promote equal opportunity and treatment through fair and equitable hiring practices.


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Town Office Information

Office Hrs:

Monday - Friday 10:00AM to 4:00PM

Mailing Address:

PO Box 40, Red Cliff, Colorado 81649

Physical Address:

Located in the “Old School” at 400 Pine Street

Phone: (970) 827-5303

Fax: (970) 827-5300

Town Museum

Town Museum: 

Unique items and artifacts from the early gold and silver mining days of Red Cliff, as well as a special section dedicated to the original school (c.1935).

Physical Address:

Located in the Town Office Building at 400 Pine Street


Monday - Friday 10AM to 3PM