Gypsum, named after the mineral found in the hills surrounding the town, is a beautiful local community. With its rich history Gypsum has developed into a perfect place for families. With a high school and a elementary school centrally located, this town makes for a ideal family community. Its summer season is longer than anywhere else in the valley and the winters are shorter and milder than the rest of Vail valley. The elevation is about 6312 ft. making it a delightful community to live, work or play.