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    Exploring Delta, CO: A Blend of Nature, History, and Adventure

    Delta, located in Western Colorado, is a hidden gem known for its rich history, stunning natural landscapes, and outdoor recreational activities. This charming small town, situated at the confluence of the Gunnison and Uncompahgre rivers, offers a plethora of activities for visitors of all ages and interests. From exploring its historical roots to embracing the great outdoors, Delta provides a unique and memorable experience. Let's explore some of the top things to do in Delta, CO.

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    Things to do in Durango

    Durango, located in the southwest corner of Colorado, is an attractive blend of historic landmarks and cultural tourist attractions. Durango has a lot of spectacular outdoor adventure activities and other active things to do since it is surrounded by gorgeous mountains, valleys, and woods, with canyons and deserts nearby.

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    Hunting in Curecanti National Recreation Area

    Curecanti Recreation Area is located west of Gunnison and boasts stunning gorges as well as Colorado's largest lake, Blue Mesa Reservoir. At its longest, the reservoir stretches for twenty kilometers along Highway 50. 

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    Cost of living in La Plata County

    La Plata County is located in Colorado, USA. The county was officially formed in 1874. As of 2018, the population was 55,100 people. Durango is the largest city in La Plata County.

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    Cost of living in Mesa County

    Mesa County is the fourth-largest county by area in Colorado. It is famous for its fruit orchards, located in the sunny western portion of the Colorado River valley along with Grand Junction, the county seat and largest city on Colorado’s Western Slope. The county has a population of 146,723, most of which is concentrated in and around Grand Junction. Mesa County is ranked as the top fruit-producing county in the state and within the top 5 percent of all fruit-producing counties in the nation. Mesa County also ranks third in the state in the production of eggs and poultry. 

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    The History of Palisade Peaches

    Palisade, Colorado, is renowned for its ability to grow some of North America’s best fruits. It has a great history of raising all types of fruits and vegetables in a climate unique to this section of the Western Slope. The local climate is often referred to as “The Banana Belt.” The mild climate and unique terrain create near-perfect peach growing conditions. A 182-day growing season and an average 78 percent of sunshine make Palisade “The Peach Capital of Colorado.” In its turn, Palisade makes Colorado the 7th largest peach producing state in the US.

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    The History of Pagosa Springs

    Today Pagosa Springs is famous for its natural hot springs, rich mineral waters, and wellness resorts. But not many of its visitors know that the history of this Colorado’s undiscovered gem spans hundreds of years…

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    The History of Montrose

    The first settlers of the present-day Montrose were the Ute Indians, who relied on the area’s fertile soil and abundant natural resources. But this peaceful living was interrupted in September 1881, when the Ute Indians were forced to move to the reservation in Utah. 

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    Durango History

    Nicknamed “railroad town”, Durango evolved from a small settlement that served the local mining district to a major tourist destination. 

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    The History of Grand Junction

    The history of Grand Junction, the most populous city of the Western Slope of Colorado, spans centuries. Back in the 15th century, the area was populated by the Ute Indian tribe, who were the dominant group until 1880s. In September 1881, the Utes were forced to leave the area to a reservation in Utah.