Introduction to Delta, Colorado
Delta is a municipality surrounded by mountains, and is situated between Grand Junction and Montrose. The US Forest Service headquarters and the Uncompahgre National Forests are located in the city. The city covers an area of 5.5 square miles, and was officially incorporated into the state in 1882.
Delta and nearby Attractions
- Delta County Museum
- Sweitzer Lake State Park
- Hovenweep National Monument
- Devil's Thumb Golf Course
- Uncompahgre National Forests
Things To Do In Delta
Delta features a wide variety of recreational opportunities. History buffs can visit the Fort Uncompahgre Living History Museum, which was established in the year 1826. The city has numerous parks including the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, Crawford State Park, and many others. In addition, there is the Devil's Thumb 18-hole golf course, Confluence Lake and Bill Heddles Recreation Center. Recreation at Delta also includes hiking, hunting, and skiing. The local festivals are the Deltarado Days, and the Delta Uncompahgre Blues Festival & Council Tree Pow Wow.
Montrose Regional Airport serves as Delta's primary airport.
Delta Higher Education
Mesa State College, Colorado Mountain College, and Western State College of Colorado offer opportunities to pursue college level education.