1.9 out of 10


37.2110475558428 -108.726366403824
Great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Pest Free
  • Childcare
  • Peace & Quiet
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Nightlife
  • Public Transport
  • Resale or Rental Value
Who lives here?
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers


1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 1/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 1/5
  • Childcare 4/5

"The capital of the Ute Reservation--Towaoc"

Towaoc is a small town of about 1,000 people on the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe Reservation not far from the four corners in SW Colorado. Just 15 miles or so south of Cortez and some 60 miles west of Durango Towaoc is in the desert but surrounded by mountains to the west & north.

Black Mountain and Ute Peak dominate the desert landscape to the west of town. The influence of the Ute Indians is still felt in the names of the landmarks and the art and culture still practiced in the reservation. As the capital of the reservation, Towaoc is the center of commerce and shopping and healthcare facilities for the reservation. Old Towaoc sits closer to the foot of Ute Mountain.

There is a casino, hotels and a travel center there for tourists as well as campgrounds. Amazingly the median income for a household was only $1,400! This has a lot to do with government subsidies. This is an interesting a beautiful landscape but the history of diglect of native american culture is still felt and can be experienced here today.
  • mountains and desert feel
  • poverty
  • depressed
  • lack of shopping
Recommended for
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers

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