When you hear the word “city” you think of tall buildings, traffic and crowds but in rural Delta County you’ll find that Orchard City is really none of those things. Instead, it is a large municipality based mostly in terms of rural square miles, not urban sprawl and it’s made up of three separate communities.
Austin, Eckert and Cory have existed since the turn of the century and each area is an unincorporated community within the boundaries of Orchard City. Up until recently... read more
From the Grand Mesa to the Gunnison River, you’ll find a vast assortment of real estate options but a couple of things that you won’t find are multi-story apartment complexes, commuter trains, crowded sidewalks and shopping malls. The one traffic light that you will come across in the Surface Creek Valley is situated so that you can slow down and enjoy the quaint main street of downtown Cedaredge. read more...
Located on the southern slope of the Grand Mesa, the Cedaredge area is home to a growing wine industry. At approximately 6200 feet, this high mesa area in the Colorado Rockies seems an unlikely place to grow grapes and make wine but here you will find some of the best wine produced in the state. With our extensive apple orchards, you will enjoy some extraordinary hand-crafted ciders, as well. Read more...
Few people realize the abundance of bicycling opportunities that are available in Delta County but that “cat is definitely out of the bag”! From road-biking among the orchards to extreme single track and mountain biking, whether it’s BMX or braving the Enduro Downhill Challenge, you will find every sort of adventure easily accessible from the Surface Creek Valley. We’ve got easy access to the Grand Mesa, the Delta Dobies, the famous Sidewinder in the Gunnison Gorge NCA and miles of paved country roads winding through orchards and vineyards. If you’re new to the area we have just the place to begin your bicycling adventure.
Marty Ulrich is the sole proprietor of Silent Custom Cyclery, located in Cedaredge and he has a long history in the biking industry. Read more
Each year we welcome many new groups to our unique 18-hole golf course and provide one of Western Colorado's most memorable golf experiences. We look forward to the opportunity to serve you and your playing partners.
The Cedaredge Golf Club is located on the southern foothills of Colorado's Grand Mesa in Cedaredge. In early spring we have days when you can enjoy both winter and summer activities all in the same day. It’s easy to spend a peaceful couple of hours on the cross-country ski trails up on the Mesa; then check out the Cedaredge Golf Club Grill before heading out for a relaxing 18 holes on the course.
With two distinct nines and 5 tees, Cedaredge Golf Club is as difficult as you want to make it. At 6100 feet, with plenty of trees and water, you can beat the summer heat of Western Colorado and get a true perspective of golf on the South/Sunny Side of Grand Mesa. Cedaredge Golf Club is the toughest challenge you will ever fall in love with!
We are pleased to offer power and pull carts, a fully stocked Golf Shop and a PGA Master Professional on staff for Junior Camps, private and group lessons plus plenty of practice facilities. If you’re in town on the weekend check out our complimentary clinics every Saturday from Memorial Day through Labor Day. Juniors from 3:00 to 4:00 and adults from 4:15 to 5:15. Please call the pro shop to register. Whether you’re new to the game or a seasoned tournament champion, check out our golf packages, rent some clubs and come on out for a round or two.
In an era of escalating green fees, this local club is committed to an affordable, enjoyable golf experience and the atmosphere, camaraderie and friendly hometown service reflect it.
For more information, visit CedaredgeGolf.com
It may come as a surprise to peach lovers and visitors from New York and Washington State but Colorado is an apple state. Apple trees need a combination of hot and cold weather to produce fruit, making them a natural for Colorado but growing fruit at 6,000 feet, or more, is not without its challenges.
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They might resemble birdhouses…But they definitely are not for the birds!
For one thing, they are a little too big. And for another they are full of books, not seed.
They are boxes of books the public is invited to take away and read.
If you’re traveling through the Surface Creek or Grand Mesa area and are in need of something to read during your visit you can always upload books to your favorite reading device but sometimes you just want the feel of a real book in your hand. For locals, the Cedaredge Public Library is the go-to place for either the real thing or a quick upload but our visitors find our local Little Free Libraries convenient and easy to find.
Here’s how they work…it’s simple! You take a book and leave a book. No library card is needed and you don’t have to return the book. Street libraries are for everyone, regardless of your age, gender or your reading level. These boxes play an essential role by providing 24/7 access to books in areas where you may be spending more time enjoying the outdoors on your vacation, but still want a good book when it’s bedtime. You might even find that you are reading a book that you normally would not have read.
Western Colorado if full of wide open spaces with an endless assortment of outdoor recreational activities but exploring our communities is also part of the adventure. The Little Free Libraries help build community and show off our creativity by sharing books with our guests.
For more information about Little Free Libraries including a map showing other locations just go to: littlefreelibrary.org
No matter how well you know a place or how much research you’ve done, you always learn something unexpected when you take a walking tour in a community. Like many towns in Colorado, Cedaredge and the Surface Creek Valley have a proud heritage that dates back to when the Utes Indians first settled this area. We are pleased to have several National Historic Site designations, as well as structures designated as Historical by the State of Colorado.
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Most small communities put aside differences and come together at crucial times. It might be a disaster, a common loss or a local tragedy; but in Cedaredge it started as a fleeting thought, a simple idea, an ambitious dream…and it grew into a creative endeavor aimed at accomplishing a huge community goal.
Cedaredge, Colorado is a scenic town located above the Surface Creek Valley on the sunny side of the Grand Mesa. With a wonderful climate, small town friendliness, and surrounded by unlimited recreational opportunities, this valley is home to more than 8000 people. Many of the people who have lived here and those that have come later, have amazing artistic, musical, and other creative talents. For years, those talented folks were scattered around the valley without a central gathering place in which to showcase and share their gifts but things have changed…
In August of 2017, local musician, David Starr, and his wife, Cindy, had the idea that Cedaredge needed to find a building that would provide a permanent venue to host performing and visual arts, as well as provide creative and educational opportunities for the community. Read more...
While many types of wildlife abound on Grand Mesa, one of the biggest draws is the possibility of coming across a moose cow and her babies. Over the past 30 years, that might have been a rare sighting but beginning in 2005, the Colorado Division of Wildlife has been working to establish a population on the Mesa.
The term “moose” comes from the Algonquin Indian word meaning “eater of twigs” so the most common place to find a moose is where there’s plenty of brush for them to graze on so the many lakes and willow bottoms in the area provide exceptional habitat for moose. (read more)
We hope you enjoy a glimpse into some of the special things that we treasure about the Cedaredge, Surface Creek and Grand Mesa areas.