Interpretive Association moves to NEW location 440 North Palmer Street, Delta, CO.

Forest Service contracts with IAWC to provide Customer Service.  

Location: Fort Uncompahgre Interpretive Center is open Monday-Saturday, 8-5 pm.

Selling Forest Service wood permits, park passes and maps. For additional information please call 970 874-8349

 

NEWS & EVENTS

Annual Report highlights accomplishments

IAWC Annual Report 2012 is attached and features information about: Descriptions and photos of the year’s five significant projects; Recognizing the visionary leadership of outgoing board president, Jon Schler; Financial report for 2012. Western Colorado Interpretive Association (WCIA) Annual Members Meeting and Educational Program Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013 Time: 6:30 p.m. Location:  Bill Heddles Recreation.. read more →

Hotchkiss barn named to Colorado’s Endangered Places list

Watch a video about the storied Enos T. Hotchkiss barn, posted by Colorado Endangered Places (4 min). read more →

Delta sites make CO’s Most Endangered list

No historic site in Delta County has ever been named to the state’s list of Most Endangered Places. But on February 7, 2013, at the Saving Places Conference in Denver, both the Hotchkiss Barn and three historic sites in Escalante Canyon were named among the top five. Here are links to the CBS Channel 4.. read more →

Introducing our new website!

Thank you for visiting our new website. Please take some time to peruse and let us know what you think! You can send your comments through our Contact form or give us a call today at (970) 874-6695. read more →

Investigation of the Construction of Hanging Flume

Download the pdf here, courtesy of HangingFlume.org read more →

Alpine Tunnel – An Engineering Marvel

Courtesy of Legends of America Situated about 18 miles southwest of Buena Vista, Colorado is the historic narrow gauge Alpine Tunnel. Once the highest railroad tunnel in the world, at an altitude of 11,523 feet, it was the first tunnel to be built through the Continental Divide. The Denver, South Park and Pacific Railroad began the.. read more →

Historic Sites – Alpine Tunnel

Courtesy of the Gunnison, Colorado Chamber of Commerce ALPINE TUNNEL The Alpine Tunnel Historic District consists of a two hundred foot wide right of way along thirteen miles of original Denver, South Park and Pacific railbed between the town sites of Quartz (in Gunnison County) and Hancock (in Chaffee County). For years mail and supplies.. read more →

The Alpine Tunnel Historic District

Courtesy of the Narrow Gauge Circle   The Alpine Tunnel Historic District consists of a two hundred foot wide right of way along thirteen miles of original Denver, South Park and Pacific railbed between the town sites of Quartz (in Gunnison County) and Hancock (in Chaffee County). The District consists of property located on the.. read more →

Pitkin, Colorado – Gateway to the Alpine Tunnel

Story courtesy of Pitkin Colorado An absolutely awesome way to spend half a day or more! Spectacular scenery. The road is in good condition and is considered an “easy” drive, at least until you near the top. Next to spectacular cliffs, the road crosses a narrow man-made terrace known as the “Palisades.” The ledge is.. read more →

Stakeholders updating West Slope scenic byway plan

Courtesy of the GJ Sentinel By Bob Silbernagel Beginning this month and continuing well into next year, people from three Western Slope counties will be working with a Longmont-based firm to update the corridor management plan for the Unaweep/Tabeguache Scenic Byway that runs across 133 miles of state highway from Whitewater to Placerville. “This corridor.. read more →