CEDAREDGE, COLORADO

Cedaredge is perched on the southern slope of the Grand Mesa, straddling the mighty Surface Creek at the edge of the cedars.  With a population of approximately 2300, this little town has a few distinctions that make it unique. Cedaredge is the site of three stacked wooden silos, some of the only examples left in the country. It is also well known for the large number of catalog houses to be found in Colorado. Also to be noted, Cedaredge is the location of some of the only known fossil remains of a mosasaur head, an ancient species from the sea. Located on the Grand Mesa National Scenic and Historic Byway, Cedaredge is the gateway to the Grand Mesa.

CRAWFORD, COLORADO

Crawford, Colorado is nestled in the heart of cattle country between The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and the breathtaking West Elk Wilderness Area. The Town of Crawford has long been known as a cow town and for its cattle drives down main street, Hwy 92. Crawford is the gateway to the North Rim of the remarkable Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park which provides numerous outdoor activities from skiing to 4-wheeling.

DELTA, COLORADO

Known as the “City of Murals,” Delta rests in a valley surrounded by canyons, rivers and mountains. It is home to Devil’s Thumb Golf Course, Bill Heddles Recreation Center, Confluence Park and Sweitzer Lake.  Delta is the county seat and is the location of the county courthouse and sheriff’s office and the Delta County Historical Museum.

HOTCHKISS, COLORADO

Known as the “friendliest town around,” Hotchkiss is a town of 1000 and  home of the Hotchkiss Sheep Camp Stock Dog Trials, the Delta County Fair, and Champion Fly Fishing on  the nearby Gunnison River. Hotchkiss has much to offer for those looking for a getaway, getting back to nature, or experiencing good fruit and wine.

ORCHARD CITY, COLORADO

Orchard City is a unique agricultural, residential and recreational area comprised of the towns of Austin, Eckert and Cory. In the 1900’s, the entire area, including Cedaredge to the north, was solid with orchards of peaches, apricots, cherries, and apples. Perhaps its most well known feature is Hart’s Basin (Fruit Grower’s Reservoir), a birder’s heaven for many years and the first Important Birding Area designated in Colorado.

PAONIA, COLORADO

Paonia is located at the eastern end of the county at the foothills the majestic West Elk mountains. It is a vibrant community of coal miners, fruit growers, artists, activists, agriculturists, foodies, and artisans. Paonia is home to KVNF (90.9), the busy Blue Sage Center for the Arts, the local and lively Paradise Theater, the award winning environmental newspaper High Country News, and many fine vineyards and organic farms. Visitors to Paonia are charmed by its natural beauty and bustling cultural scene.