San Miguel County, Colorado
County Seat: Telluride Population: 7,100 Location: Southwest
San Miguel County is located in southwestern Colorado and reaches the Utah state border line. It is a relatively low populated area (population 7,100 according to the 2000 U.S. Census) in the San Juan mountain region. Telluride is the county seat and only incorporated town in the county. San Miguel County is best known for it's stunning mountain scenery and mining history, and the town of Telluride is a popular destination for its world-class ski resorts.


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  • County Seat: Silverton
  • Congressional District: 3
  • State Senate District: 6
  • State House District: 58


  • Chambers of Commerce: Telluride Chamber, Norwood Chamber
  • Town of Silverton: Town of Telluride
  • County Sheriff:

    Tourism Information

  • Visit Telluride
  • Telluride Guide
  • Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

    NOTE: The photo above was taken by Steve Garufi in Mountain Village as part of his pictorial of the Lizard Head Pass region.

  • County Map

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