Crawford, Colorado is nestled in the heart of cattle country between The Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park and the breathtaking West Elk Wilderness Area.

Crawford Elevation: 6,520 feet
Population: 392

Winter temperature lows are around 15 degrees with an average of 30 degrees. Summers are mild with an average temp of 75-85 degrees.

The Town of Crawford has long been known as a cow town and for its cattle drives down our main street, which is Hwy. 92, each spring and fall. Our beautiful town was named after Captain George A. Crawford, whose idea to start a post office in this area resulted in the growth of a town. Crawford is the high-altitude beauty of the North Fork Valley.
Many areas in Crawford Country are natural migratory routes for both elk and deer making Crawford a great place to come and hunt! The outlying areas are popular birthing grounds for hundreds of cow elk and doe. At various times during the year, you may see bear, wild turkey, pheasants, hawks eagles, bob cat, fox, coyotes, rabbits, an occasional mountain lion as well as Gunnison sage grouse.

If you visit Crawford Colorado:

With Crawford's quaint restaurants, lodging, country stores and outdoor attractions to enjoy, there are plenty of things for the whole family to do.
Crawford is the gateway to the North Rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park which provides numerous outdoor activities such as snowshoeing, snowmobiling cross-country skiing in the winter, and hiking, biking, 4-wheeling and photography in the summer. Fall is also a wonderful time of year to visit Crawford with its spectacular display of colors and abundant hunting areas.
  The North Rim is a wonderful alternative to the more visited South Rim. This side offers a touch with nature, primitive campsites and many trails leading down into the 1500-foot deep canyon to the pristine waters of the Gunnison River.
Visit the Crawford State Park for many other outdoor sports, including hiking, fishing, biking, swimming, boating... the list goes on!
Another natural resource to be explored is the Gunnison Basin National Forest where you can camp, fish and hunt year round. Snowmobiling, cross country skiing and ice fishing are some winter activities you will want to enjoy in our area.
Visit us the second weekend in June every year as the community gathers to celebrate our heritage in one of Delta County’s best-loved summer events, Crawford Pioneer Days!
Overnight accommodations are plentiful in Crawford. Stay at one of the charming bed and breakfasts, motel, campsites, or lodges and cabins.
We may be small, but we have a lot to boast about! We’d love to show you around! Come stay with us for a while and enjoy all that rural Western Colorado has to offer!
Go to our Contact Page to send us a message or find out more about contacting the Crawford Area Chamber of Commerce!

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Crawford Area Chamber of Commerce
PO Box 22 Crawford, CO 81415