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Norwood is a small town (population 438) located 33 miles west of Telluride along Colorado Highway 145 West (the Unaweep-Tabaguache Scenic Byway.) The drive into Norwood includes a scenic 40-minute drive down the red rock-rimmed San Miguel River Canyon. Another of southwestern Colorado's "best-kept secrets," the town of Norwood is situated atop Wright's Mesa at 7,000 feet above sea level, and to the south is the majestic 12,700-foot Lone Cone Mountain. This small, old-west town is a charming and peaceful retreat, where visitors can browse the arts and crafts shops, grab a bite to eat in one of the local restaurants or relax in one of the town's cozy bed & breakfast inns. Mountain biking and hiking is available in the nearby national forest and at the beautiful Uncompaghre Plateau. You can climb up to Lone Cone Peak, or spend the day at Miramonte Reservoir, a popular spot for windsurfing, swimming and water skiing. Spring is a popular time in the area for rafting, kayaking and canoeing on the San Miguel and Dolores Rivers. Winter brings many recreational possibilities, including world class skiing at nearby Telluride Ski and Golf Resort. Rodeo and horse racing have always been an important part of the Norwood community, and a new indoor arena and event center hosts many functions throughout the year. There are also several local riding establishments in the area that offer Western and English lessons and day long trail rides.

Surrounding areas: Mountain Village, Colorado (27.4 mi), Ridgway, Colorado (28.9 mi), Telluride, Colorado (29.4 mi), Montrose, Colorado (33.0 mi), Rico, Colorado (33.5 mi), Ouray, Colorado (34.6 mi), Olathe, Colorado (36.8 mi)

Norwood Vacation Rentals

Norwood Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Norwood Inn1415 GrandNorwood, CO (970) 327-4982
Ray MotelNaturita, CO16.2 mi.(970) 865-2235
Best Western Sundance903 Main StDelta, CO16.5 mi.(970) 874-9781
Telluride Mountainside Inn333 S Davis StTelluride, CO29.1 mi.(888) 728-1950
Camel's Garden Hotel250 West San Juan AveTelluride, CO29.3 mi.(970) 728-9300
New Sheridan Hotel231 W Colorado AveTelluride, CO29.3 mi.(970) 728-4351
Victorian Inn401 W PacificTelluride, CO29.3 mi.(970) 728-6601
Ice House Lodge310 South Fir StTelluride, CO29.4 mi.(970) 728-6300
Inn At Lost CreekTelluride, CO29.4 mi.(970) 728-5678
The Peaks At Telluride136 Country CLB DrTelluride, CO29.4 mi.(970) 728-3165
Wyndham Lodge At The Peaks457 MTN VLG BlvdTelluride, CO29.4 mi.(970) 369-5000
Super 8 Lodge373 Palomino TrailRidgeway, CO29.7 mi.(970) 626-5444
Bed & Breakfast
Bear Creek Bed And Breakfast221 E Colorado AveTelluride, CO29.5 mi.(970) 728-6681

Norwood Weather & Climate

Southwest Colorado has a four-season alpine climate. This region is on the Western Slope of the Continental Divide at 7,200 feet above sea level. The combination of high desert plateau and Rocky Mountains to the north and east create an unusually mild climate. Temperatures here are much cooler in the summer than most of the surrounding southwestern United States. The area is also blessed with 300 days of sunshine per year. The climate of Colorado, in general, is difficult to describe because it varies so widely from place to place. The climate of any particular place in this region is profoundly affected by differences in elevation, and to a lesser degree, by the wind direction.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 37°F 12°F 1.07 in. -
February 42°F 18°F 0.71 in. -
March 49°F 25°F 1.21 in. -
April 57°F 30°F 1.17 in. -
May 67°F 37°F 1.30 in. -
June 78°F 45°F 0.87 in. -
July 82°F 51°F 1.92 in. -
August 80°F 50°F 1.90 in. -
September 72°F 43°F 1.66 in. -
October 61°F 33°F 1.72 in. -
November 47°F 22°F 1.41 in. -
December 39°F 14°F 0.85 in. -

Norwood Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Telluride Regional airport (TEX) located about 24 miles southeast of Norwood in Telluride, Colorado, the Montrose Regional airport (MTJ) located approximately 33 miles northeast of Norwood in Montrose, Colorado, the Cortez Municipal airport (CEZ) located roughly 60 miles southwest of Norwood in Cortez, Colorado, and finally Walker Field (GJT) located around 69 miles north of Norwood in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Norwood Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Fun JunctionGrand JunctionCO66.0 mi.
Water Parks
Butch Cassidy King World Water ParkMoabUT74.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Fairway Pines Golf CourseRidgwayCO29.0 mi.
Ski Areas
TellurideTellurideCO29.4 mi.
PurgatoryDurangoCO63.3 mi.
Powderhorn ResortMesaCO72.1 mi.
Crested ButteCrested ButteCO87.1 mi.
AspenAspenCO108.2 mi.
Aspen HighlandsAspenCO108.2 mi.
SnowmassAspenCO108.2 mi.
TiehackAspenCO108.2 mi.
Sunlight Mountain ResortGlenwood SpringsCO111.1 mi.
State Parks
Chipeta State ParkCO31.3 mi. 

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