About Surface Creek Valley and Cedaredge
Surface Creek Valley
The towns of Cedaredge, Orchard City, Eckert, Austin, and Cory comprise the area known as the Surface Creek Valley, named for – you guessed it – a creek named “Surface Creek” which runs north-south parallel to Highway 65. The entire valley offers panoramic views of mountains, mesas and river valleys. Just to the southwest of this valley, the county seat city of Delta spreads around the confluence of the Colorado and Uncompahgre Rivers.
Cedaredge is known as The Gateway to Grand Mesa, which is the world’s largest mesa. Grand Mesa has over 200 lakes for summer fishing and winter ice fishing. Enjoy scenic driving along the West Elk Loop Scenic Byway along Highway 65, just minutes away from public lands including the Grand Mesa National Forest. Stay local and enjoy skiing at Powderhorn Resort on the north side of Grand Mesa, or travel to nearby resorts like Aspen, Vail, Crested Butte, Gunnison, Glenwood Springs, Ridgway or Telluride.
Cedaredge retains a friendly, small town atmosphere and lifestyle. Enjoy unique boutiques, art galleries, antique stores and local wineries and fruit stands. Deer Creek Golf Course boasts a challenging 18-hole course and beautiful surroundings. Check out Pioneer Town, a unique frontier museum, or plan a springtime visit to check out the annual migration of Greater Sandhill Cranes. Cedaredge hosts the longest running Little Britches Rodeo in the country.
The other towns in the Surface Creek area are not concentrated; they are rural, agricultural. Small local businesses, homes, and farms are scattered along the banks of Surface Creek, which boasts a creek-side walking trail where you can frequently see deer sipping the ice-cold water. This area offers everything from affordable properties to cattle feed lots and massive cornfields. To the north, Grand Mesa borders this fertile valley, and the view to the south of the San Juan Mountains is beautiful.
The Surface Creek Valley and Cedaredge offer the best of rural living in Colorado: amenities that are within a few minutes’ drive, wide open spaces with livestock and agriculture spread over the landscape, lower altitudes resulting in milder weather conditions, stunning mountain and mesa vistas, and neighborly people. Contact our RE/MAX Mountain West office in Cedaredge today to see which properties might fit your needs!