Delta, Colorado Facts:
- County: Delta
- Coverage Area (Total): 5.5 sq. miles
- Elevation: 4,953 ft.
- Population: 8,769
- Cities/Towns covered in local Names and Numbers Phone Book: Austin, Cedaredge, Cimarron, Cory, Crawford, Delta, Eckert, Hotchkiss, Lazear, Montrose, Olathe, Ouray, Paonia, Ridgway, Somerset
Delta was built as a trading post known as Fort Uncompahgre for soldiers and early settlers in 1828. The town was incorporated in 1882 and lies at the junction of the Gunnison and Uncompahgre Rivers. The United States Forest Service headquarters of the Grand Mesa, Gunnison, and Uncompahgre National Forests are also located in Delta.
Delta maintains a variety of attractions including: