About Western Colorado

Why Buy Real Estate in Paonia, Hotchkiss and Crawford, Colorado?

The Great Continental Divide bisects the State of Colorado and those who live on the western side experience spectacular scenery as mountains turn to plains, but with half the population as the eastern slope.

Western Colorado is a diverse landscape, as the Colorado Rocky Mountains flatten out to the high, dry plateau that makes up the west. Mountain snows melt into rivers that then carve deep gorges in the sedimentary layers of the Colorado Plateau as they race downhill.

The largest and most famous of these deep gorges is the Black Canyon, where the Gunnison River cuts 2,000 feet through Precambrian bedrock. The 48-mile long Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a unique visual experience, as the average depth of the chasm is 2,000 feet deep.

We live in the central portion of Western Colorado, in a unique area at the base of the West Elk Mountains and close to the Black Canyon known as the North Fork Valley We have a mild climate, yet are close to the recreational opportunities of the mountains and the gorges.

Seen from miles away, the striking West Elk Mountains were formed by major geological upheavals, igneous intrusions, volcanoes, uplifting and glaciers. These mountains are designated as the West Elk Wilderness. They are home to elk, mule deer, black bear, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, mountain lion, beaver, red fox, eagles, trout, and beautiful wildflowers.

Another geological landmark of Western Colorado is the Grand Mesa, the world's largest flat-top mountain, stretching from Grand Junction to the North Fork Valley. The Grand Mesa, at 10,000 feet, is dotted with lakes, and is an excellent place for hiking, snowmobiling, skiing, fishing and other recreational opportunities. These are just some of the great reasons people want real estate in Paonia, Crawford and Hotchkiss, Colorado.
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