Welcome to Delta County Living
Welcome to Delta County Living, Delta Counties source for adventure serving locals and visitors. We offer current events, mountain bike rides, guides to festivals & events, as well as where to dine and stay. Make Delta County Living your “go to website” for Delta County Information!
Delta County, Colorado, was formed on February 11, 1883 out of central Gunnison County. With the removal of the Ute Indians from the area, settlers ventured over and through the West Elk Mountains to settle into the North Fork Valley and the Delta area. Delta was a “gateway” in the lower Uncompahgre Valley, with Indian trails converging in the Delta Bottoms area during pre-anglo settlement times. In the mid 1820’s Antione Robidoux established the first trading post on the Western Slope. Known as Fort Uncompahgre, serving as a clearing house where Native Americans, Fur Trappers, and traders could exchange goods.
Today, Delta County prides itself in a large number of organic farms and orchards, as well as, the highest elevation vineyards in North America. No matter the season there is lots to see and do in Delta County. Delta County Living strives to be you “go to guide” for locals and visitors.
Looking for high quality craft beer? Delta County gives you options, with breweries located in Delta, Cedaredge, and Paonia.
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Seasonal farm markets can be found in every community in Delta County. Local farms also offer outlets to purchase seasonal produce.
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The North Fork Valley is home to the highest altitude vineyards in North America. Many of our vineyards offer tasting rooms, vineyard tours and events..... Continue Reading . . .
Cider: A Delta County Tradition
The high altitude of Delta County, combined with an abundance of sunshine, and supported by snow melt run-off produces...
Farm to Table
Many of the Delta County restaurants source their ingredients from local farms and growers. The growers benefit from a local market, the consumers realize fresher produce with improved quality.
Find Your Farm or Ranch
Located in Austin and Montrose, the experts at Shaffer Real Estate Company have the experience and know how to find your perfect farm or ranch. Continue Reading . . .
Cedaredge sits below the eastern rim of the Grand Mesa in Western Colorado at an elevation of 6,230 feet. With attractions such as Pioneer Town and the Cedaredge Golf Club, Cedaredge is a perfect spot for a weekend get away.... Continue Reading...
Delta is located in the southwestern corner of Delta County, the highest concentration of residents in the county. Named for its location of the delta where the Uncompahgre River flows into the Gunnison. The first trading post on the Western Slope was located in the Delta area in the mid 1820's.
The year was 1881 when William Clark, Samuel Angevine, and Samuel Wade moved up the valley from the Hotchkiss area to home stead the area around the present day town of Paonia, CO.
Before 1880, due to the presence of Ute Indians in the area, it was illegal for anglo exploration of the North Fork Valley. This changed with the Ute Treaty, and in 1881 Enos Hotchkiss brought his extended family and 200 horses into the valley, this party was the first to make legal homestead claims in the area that was to become Hotchkiss.
Orchard City is located in central Delta County, 9 miles north west of Delta. Consisting of three smaller communities, Austin, Cory and Eckert.
When the Ute lands on the Western Slope were opened up for anglo settlement, George A. Crawford was one of the early settlers who bought a large amount of land in the Grand Valley that would later become Grand Junction. Passing through the Smith Fork Valley in Delta County, Crawford realized that this area was a good place to found a town. Crawford was . . . .