Delta, Co. lies at the confluence of the Gunnison and Uncompahgre rivers. Here the cowboys are real, the Indians share the traditions the people are down home friendly and the views are inspiring.
Each September the Council Tree Pow Wow American Indian Cultural Festival is held at Confluence Park. From the first drum beat until the last ceremony, your heart will embrace the dance, colors sounds, and cultural pageantry that is Pow Wow.
Scenic Delta is situated just west of Black Canyon of the Gunnison, where the 2,900-foot gorges carved by the snaking Gunnison River will leave you breathless. A town symbol at the entrance to Delta is Ute Council Tree, an 85-foot cottonwood, once a gathering point for tribal discussions. Today the tree symbolizes the growing connections between Colorado Utes and the Western Slope's other residents.
Just outside Delta, dinosaur buffs should make tracks to Dry Mesa Quarry, the site where archeologists first discovered Brachiosaurus and Ultrasaurus bones. This dig-in-process is open to the public.
Region: Southwest Regional Information
Proximity to other towns: Located 212 miles from Boulder, 7.9 miles from Orchard City, 10.9 miles from Olathe, 14.4 miles from Cedaredge, 22.8 miles from Montrose
Elevation: 4953 feet
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