Perched on the southern slope of the Grand Mesa, the Town of Cedaredge serves as it's southern entrance and straddles the mighty Surface Creek as it winds it's way down valley, through Orchard City and the Gunnison River. It was named for it's location at the edge of the cedars and was once a home for the Ute Indian Nation.
Cedaredge is a growing community located south of Grand Mesa in Delta County. Cedaredge is located in the Upper Surface Creek Area in a prominent location on the south slope of Grand Mesa. Cedaredge has long been known as the gateway to Grand Mesa, a distinctive landmark as the world's largest flat top mountain. Nestled on the sunny side of Grand Mesa, the Town of Cedaredge is ideally situated at a comfortable elevation of 6,200 feet. The valleys on the south side are blessed with some of the mildest weather in Colorado. For nearly a century, fruit growers have found this climate, along with abundant irrigation water from Grand Mesa, ideal for apples, peaches, apricots, cherries and pears. More recently innovative growers in the Surface Creek area have discovered mild seasons perfect for wine grapes.
Whether you're retiring to the Cedaredge area or moving the family you'll find us to be a vibrant community that exudes energy. From young families to active seniors, our residents enjoy the mild climate, a low tax base, a plethora of outdoor recreational amenities, multiple options for health care, fun cultural activities and a quick sense of belonging to the community.
Cedaredge has a post office, two banks, library, volunteer fire department and ambulance service both operated by separate districts, in-town doctors and dentists, a hospital 15 minutes away in Delta, a grocery store, a convenience gas station, almost a dozen eateries, retail, artisan boutiques, and plentiful personal care providers. Numerous selections are available for business and service providers including electrical, plumbing, heating, construction, photographers, guest accommodations and many more. Business support is multifaceted locally and regionally.
Cedaredge enjoys four moderate sunny seasons. The annual rainfall is usually five to eight inches; winters may bring fifteen to thirty inches of snow. Individual snows seldom exceed four to six inches in the town Cedaredge. As you go north from town, the snow becomes noticeably deeper each mile. The top of Grand Mesa, only 20 minutes from Cedaredge, is a winter sportsman’s paradise.
Cedaredge area is served by three airports; Delta County Airport: Blake Field is a full service airport that serves local private and corporate aircraft. The runway, 5,600 feet can handle small jet aircraft. Montrose Regional Airport and Grand Junction Regional Airport offer commercial air service. Amtrak and bus services are available in Grand Junction. Cedaredge taxi or bus service is not currently available, however the region has a service that fulfills most senior citizen transportation needs and is expected to continue to expand.
Cedaredge is a Home Rule town with a population of approximately 2,300 and operates with a council-manager form of government. The Town operates three enterprise operations; water, sewer and an 18 hole golf course. Public facilities include streets, town parks, an accredited police department, animal control, code enforcement and community center. An animal shelter is located at High Country Park, owned by the town and operated by a loving and active non-profit organization. Recently the Town invested over a million dollars and revitalized Main Street. Town Hall is located on West Main Street.
The Delta County School District 50J manages public school facilities within town of Cedaredge that service the town and surrounding areas. They consist of a high school, middle school 6th to 8th grades, fairly new LEAD certified elementary school and a Vision School similar to a Charter/Home School Program.
Since consolidation in 1950, the school district has fostered and enjoyed a strong, cooperative relationship with administration, faculty, Board of Education and the communities. In addition to a wide variety of liberal arts, fine arts, extracurricular and athletic programs, Delta County School District has effective programs in agriculture, business vocations, technology, Special Education, vocal music and band and sequential learning at the elementary level in math and reading. These programs are supported by continuing curriculum research and a dedicated staff.
Pre-School programs are operated by local organizations with highly qualified staff. There are a variety of organized home school associations.
Delta-Montrose Technical College is located in Delta about a 20 minute drive. The service area includes Delta, Gunnison, Hinsdale, Montrose, Ouray, and San Miguel counties. Offerings include career and technical education programs approved and/or accredited by the Colorado Community College System and the North-Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI).
About an hour drive in Grand Junction is CMU. Founded in 1925, Colorado Mesa University is a comprehensive regional public higher education institution offering liberal arts, professional, and technical programs at the master's, bachelors, associate and certificate levels.
We Support Local Businesses
Local Telephone Service
The local telephone company is TDS Telecom. To contact TDS Telecom, call 1-877-837-8372 or visit their website at: www.TDStelecom.com
Cellular Phone Service
Cell phone service is always a challenge in rural areas and the Surface Creek area is no exception. Verizon seems to be the most difficult to serve, with AT&T a close second. Folks with Sprint seem to have the best results.
Contact Cedaredge Town Hall at 970 856-3123 for pickup information in-town. There are two rural trash haulers; Roberts Enterprises can be reached at 527-3602 and Double J Disposal can be reached at 835-8886. If you choose to haul your own trash, the Delta County Landfill can be reached at 835-7999.
For those concerned about the environment contact Double J at 835-3706 and for a complete list of recyclables contact the Conservation Center at www.theconservationcenter.org
DirecTV can be reached at 877 492-0297 or www.directv.com and for Dish Network call 800 990-3639 or visit www.dish.com. Satellite service is also available through TDS Telecom by calling 800 610-2256.
You have two locally-based high speed Internet options. Mountain Broadband (970) 795-0181 and TDS Telecom, the local phone company at 1-800-610-5910.
Natural gas distribution and repair is provided to much of Delta County and the Surface Creek area by Black Hills Energy Contact them at 1-888-890-5554 or www.blackhillsenergy.com
In rural areas, propane is a viable alternative to natural gas. Companies that deliver in the Surface Creek area include: Pioneer Propane (874-9100), Ferrell Gas (874-3866), Amerigas (874-3523) and JC Propane (874-5381).
The electricity needs of the Surface Creek Valley are met by the Delta-Montrose Electric Association (DMEA). Contact DMEA in Montrose at 877 687-3632
Cedaredge has local medical clinics, dentists, physical therapists and we’re just 15 minutes from Delta Health (dba Delta County Memorial Hospital). In addition, we are one hour from St Mary's that is nationally recognized for cancer treatment as well as Community Hospital, both of which are located in Grand Junction.
For those seeking alternative medical providers, the Cedaredge/Surface Creek area has a number of providers to choose from. From Acupuncture to Zumba – including the entire spectrum of medical, psychological, spiritual, preventative practices, services, and businesses – There are tremendous resources in our community for traditional and nontraditional healing and wellness practices.