Delta County

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Delta County borders the Grand Mesa National Forest on the north, the Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area on the west, and the Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area on the south.

With a total population of about 30,000, Delta County is home to the communities of Cedaredge, Crawford, Delta, Hotchkiss, Orchard City, and Paonia. The city of Delta is the county seat.

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Delta County Essentials

Head to the official website for Delta County to find resources for residents and property owners, such as Building Information and Access/Address Permits that are required for all new driveways that access onto any Delta County Road.

The Community page on the Delta County website provides a portal for learning about area chambers of commerce to recreation and tourism.

The Delta County official tourism site offers excellent relocation resources for buyers who are considering moving to the area.

Delta County Recreation

Seventy-two percent of the land in Delta County is managed by public lands agencies. These Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park with an entrance in Crawford and Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area located just north of nearby Montrose.

Delta County teems with such outdoor activities as cross-county skiing, fishing in Gold Medal waters, hiking, hunting, mountain biking, and snowmobiling.

Delta County prides itself as a center for the arts and culture, especially art galleries.

Whether year-round or seasonal, residents of Delta County enjoy a thriving agriculture economy that features more than 2,500 acres of orchards and 16 wineries. More than 90 percent of all farms in Delta County are privately operated by a family or individual.

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Health Care

Delta County Memorial Hospital in the city of Delta provides a full range of general medical and surgical services for inpatient, outpatient, and emergency room care.


Montrose Regional Airport in Montrose is located about 20 miles from the city of Delta. Montrose serves Allegiant Airlines, American Airlines, Delta, and United.

Grand Junction Regional Airport in Grand Junction is located about 45 miles from the city of Delta. American Airlines, Delta, and United provide direct flights to Dallas, Denver, Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, and Phoenix.

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