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Olathe is a small town located in Montrose County in the west-central portion of Colorado. As of the 2000 census, the population was 1,573 residents. The town is mostly known for being home to the Olathe Sweet Corn Festival, held each summer in August. The festival is dedicated to the area's "agricultural jewel," - sweet corn. The Olathe Sweet Corn Festival features arts and craft shows, rides, games and lots of good food, especially sweet corn, fixed any way you like - boiled, broiled or roasted. Called "the biggest little festival in the U.S.," it also provides lots of local entertainment, as well as big name headliners such as Three Dog Night, Styx, LeAnn Rimes, Travis Tritt and Clint Black. Proceeds from the corn festival go to local non-profit groups. The town of Olathe is situated between the towns of Delta and Montrose on the Uncompahgre River. Recreational activities in the area include fishing, hiking, biking, river rafting, golf, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. Summer concerts are held all season long at Community Park in Olathe. Most of Montrose County is national forestland, including Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, and the Gunnison Gorge National Recreation and Wilderness Areas.

Surrounding areas: Montrose, Colorado (10.5 mi), Delta, Colorado (10.6 mi), Hotchkiss, Colorado (19.5 mi), Cedaredge, Colorado (20.7 mi), Crawford, Colorado (21.3 mi), Paonia, Colorado (27.8 mi), Grand Mesa, Colorado (30.2 mi)

Olathe Vacation Rentals

Olathe Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Hampton Inn Montrose1980 N TownsendMontrose, CO8.7 mi.(970) 252-3300
Best Western Red Arrow1702 E Main StMontrose, CO10.4 mi.(800) 468-9323
Montrose Days Inn1655 E Main StMontrose, CO10.4 mi.(970) 249-3411
Montrose Super 8 Motel Inc1705 E MainMontrose, CO10.4 mi.(970) 249-9294
Quality Inn And Suites2751 Commercial WayMontrose, CO10.5 mi.(970) 249-1011
Riverwood Inn677 Hwy 50 NDelta, CO10.6 mi.(970) 874-5787
Montrose Comfort Inn2100 E Main StMontrose, CO10.6 mi.(970) 240-8000
Comfort Inn-delta180 Gunnison River DrDelta, CO11.0 mi.(970) 874-1000
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites1391 S Townsend AveMontrose, CO11.3 mi.(970) 240-1800
Comfort Lodge406 Hwy 133Hotchkiss, CO19.6 mi.(970) 872-2200
Howard Johnson Express Inn530 South Grand Mesa DrCedaredge, CO20.3 mi.(970) 856-7824

Olathe Weather & Climate

West-central Colorado has a four-season climate that is either semi-arid or alpine, depending on location. Places that are just a short distance apart can have different weather, depending on the topography of the area. Valley areas have a semi-arid climate, while the mountains have an alpine climate. The wettest season in western Colorado is usually winter, while June is the driest month. Summers are mild in the mountains, sometimes with a high of only around 60 degrees. F. Thunderstorms are possible, and sometimes cause the temperature to drop dramatically. At the higher elevations, winters are cold with lots of snow, but with abundant sunshine in between storms. Lower areas on western slope of the Rockies have hot summer temperatures similar to those on the plains. Winters are slightly cooler due to warming winds.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 36°F 14°F 0.54 in. -
February 43°F 20°F 0.37 in. -
March 53°F 28°F 0.74 in. -
April 61°F 35°F 0.78 in. -
May 71°F 43°F 1.00 in. -
June 82°F 51°F 0.59 in. -
July 86°F 56°F 0.99 in. -
August 84°F 55°F 1.10 in. -
September 76°F 47°F 1.06 in. -
October 64°F 36°F 1.07 in. -
November 48°F 25°F 0.88 in. -
December 37°F 16°F 0.59 in. -

Olathe Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Montrose Regional airport (MTJ) located about 8 miles southeast of Olathe in Montrose, Colorado, Blake Field (1V9) located approximately 13 miles northwest of Olathe in Delta, Colorado, the Telluride Regional airport (TEX) located roughly 45 miles south of Olathe in Telluride, Colorado, and finally Walker Field (GJT) located around 46 miles northwest of Olathe in Grand Junction, Colorado.

Olathe Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Fun JunctionGrand JunctionCO44.0 mi.
Water Parks
Butch Cassidy King World Water ParkMoabUT84.7 mi.
Golf Courses
Devils Thumb Golf ClubDeltaCO10.2 mi.
Black Canyon Golf ClubMontroseCO11.1 mi.
Links at Cobble CreekMontroseCO11.1 mi.
Deer Creek Village Golf CourseCedaredgeCO20.7 mi.
Ski Areas
Powderhorn ResortMesaCO39.7 mi.
TellurideTellurideCO47.0 mi.
Crested ButteCrested ButteCO56.7 mi.
Sunlight Mountain ResortGlenwood SpringsCO74.3 mi.
AspenAspenCO74.6 mi.
Aspen HighlandsAspenCO74.6 mi.
SnowmassAspenCO74.6 mi.
TiehackAspenCO74.6 mi.
PurgatoryDurangoCO92.0 mi.
Ski CooperLeadvilleCO101.2 mi.
Beaver CreekVailCO112.0 mi.
VailVailCO112.0 mi.
State Parks
Chipeta State ParkCO13.8 mi. 
Museum of Western ColoradoGrand JunctionCO44.0 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Dinosaur Valley MuseumGrand JunctionCO44.0 mi.(Science)

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