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.

US Forest Service Christmas Tree Permits $8.00

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


OPEN HOUSE Fort Uncompahgre May 17 & 18

Finding a New Purpose for Fort Uncompahgre Open to the Public – FREE Date: Saturday May 17th & Sunday 18th – 10-3PM Location: Fort Uncompahgre, Delta, CO Hosted by: Interpretive Association of Western Colorado & the City of Delta Robidoux’s Post Encampment – Step back in time with us as we explore the first trading.. read more →

Fort Uncompahgre/North Branch Old Spanish Trail

Proposed Interpretive Site and Old Spanish Trail Project, Delta, Colorado Fort Uncompahgre will come alive as William Bailey and a group of professional interpreters will spend Saturday and Sunday, May 17 & 18 at Fort Uncompahgre reenacting the day in the life at Fort Uncompahgre. The two day event will feature excellent fur trade interpreters.. read more →

IAWC Spring Newletter

IAWC Newsletter Template Spring 2014final read more →

History Colorado Survey/Planning Grant For More Hanging Flume Work

IAWC will be administering a grant this fall awarded by History Colorado for additional work on the Hanging Flume. The total project amount is $161,686. The project will focus on addressing unknown aspects of the Hanging Flume construction so that future preservation opportunities for the site and structure can be developed within the 2005 SHF-master.. read more →

Old Spanish Trail Talk Highlights Annual Meeting

Jon Horn of Alpine Archeology in Montrose presented new information on the north fork of the Old Spanish Trail at IAWC’s annual meeting March 20.  Contracted by BLM, Horn researched and found physical evidence of 76 miles of trail in Colorado and over 200 miles in Utah. “Delta County has some of the best examples.. read more →

Escalante Canyon Talk and Tour Highlights Pioneer Spirit

The Ben Lowe-Cash Sampson shootout, livestock wars, the trail followed by Delta bank robbers and descriptions of homesteading life were some of the stories heard by the 140 attendees at the Pioneer Spirit of Escalante Canyon talk on March 13, 2014 and by 66 people on the tour of the Canyon Homestead sites on March.. read more →

Hanging Flume Work Receives 2014 History Colorado Award

The 2014 Stephen H. Hart award was given to IAWC, Anthony & Associates and the Bureau of Land Management by History Colorado on February 5, 2014 for the ambitious project to rebuild a portion of the historic flume above the San Miguel River. The award recognized an innovative effort at reconstructing history. The project to.. read more →

Colorado Heritage covers IAWC projects

Colorado Heritage – The Magazine of History Colorado, included two IAWC projects in a statewide story entitled, “Building Communities – Celebrating 25 Years of the State Historical Fund.” Two Delta County projects, preservation of historic Escalante Canyon structures and Saving the Enos T. Hotchkiss Barn stories and photos are featured on pages 24-25. The article.. read more →

Stabilizing Historic Driggs Mansion video

The Driggs Mansion: A Story of Stabilization from Mara Ferris on Vimeo. This 7-minute video documents the stabilization of the Driggs Mansion located ion Highway 141 through the spectacularly scenic Unaweep Canyon from Grand Junction/Whitewater to just north of Gateway, Colorado, location of Gateway Canyons Resort. This engaging project captivated communities, as well as engineers,.. read more →