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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Allison.

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Around Allison ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Farmington (NM). It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the southwest of Allison. Farmington (NM) has a population of 41,600 people.<1>

The next largest community is Durango. It is located about 27 miles [43 km] to the northwest of Allison and has a population of 18,500 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bayfield   [Map]   2,628   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Ignacio   [Map]   725   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Mancos   [Map]   1,460   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Pagosa Springs   [Map]   1,838   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Aztec (NM)   [Map]   5,960   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Bloomfield (NM)   [Map]   7,090   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Chama (NM)   [Map]   1,018   E   50 miles [80.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Arboles   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Chimney Rock   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Chromo   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Gem Village   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hesperus   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Marvel   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Vallecito   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Blanco (NM)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Dulce (NM)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Flora Vista (NM)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
La Plata (NM)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Navajo City (NM)   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
Navajo Dam (NM)   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]

For more communities neighboring Allison, please visit our County-by-County Page for Allison.

La Plata County ...

Allison is located in La Plata County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of La Plata County: Archuleta, Dolores, Hinsdale, Montezuma, San Juan & San Juan (NM).

While not sharing a border with La Plata County, the following counties are close to Allison: La Plata, San Juan (NM) and Archuleta.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Allison ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Chimney Rock   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast of Allison   [Map]
Christopher Place (NM)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Gato   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]
Gem Village   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Navajo Dam (NM)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Self Place (NM)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]
Tiffany   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]
Young Place (NM)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Allison.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Allison. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Allison. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Colorado

    Colorado Tourism
    Parks for Colorado

    Fishing in Colorado
    Hunting in Colorado


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Colorado

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Colorado

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Colorado

Airports Near Allison ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Allison.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Durango - La Plata Co. Airport (DRO/KDRO)   [Map]   DRO   WNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Navajo Lake Airport   [Map]   1V0   SSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Animas Air Park   [Map]   00C   WNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Stevens Fld.   [Map]   PSO   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Aztec Muni.   [Map]   N19   WSW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Jicarilla Apache Nation Airport   [Map]   24N   ESE   35 miles [56.3 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Allison.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Allison. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Albuquerque Intl. (ABQ/KABQ)   [Map]   ABQ   SSE   145 miles [233.4 km]
City of Colorado Springs Muni. (COS/KCOS)   [Map]   COS   NE   195 miles [313.8 km]
Denver Intl. (DEN/KDEN)   [Map]   DEN   NE   247 miles [397.5 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Durango - La Plata Co. Airport (DRO/KDRO)   [Map]   DRO   WNW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Four Corners Rgnl. (FMN/KFMN)   [Map]   FMN   WSW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Telluride Rgnl. (TEX/KTEX)   [Map]   TEX   NNW   68 miles [109.4 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Navajo Lake Airport   [Map]   1V0   SSW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Animas Air Park   [Map]   00C   WNW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Stevens Fld.   [Map]   PSO   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Aztec Muni.   [Map]   N19   WSW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Jicarilla Apache Nation Airport   [Map]   24N   ESE   35 miles [56.3 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Albuquerque Intl.   (ABQ/KABQ)   [Map]
        Website for Albuquerque International - Sunport Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
City of Colorado Springs Muni.   (COS/KCOS)   [Map]
        Website for City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Denver Intl.   (DEN/KDEN)   [Map]
        Website for Denver International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Durango - La Plata Co. Airport   (DRO/KDRO)   [Map]
        Website for Durango - La Plata County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Four Corners Rgnl.   (FMN/KFMN)   [Map]
        Website for Four Corners Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Telluride Rgnl.   (TEX/KTEX)   [Map]
        Website for Telluride Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montrose Rgnl.   (MTJ/KMTJ)   [Map]
        Website for Montrose Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Gunnison - Crested Butte Rgnl.   (GUC/KGUC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



Visit our Community Index for Colorado

About La Plata County

About Colorado

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Allison. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for La Plata County: www.co.laplata.co.us/

The official website for State of Colorado: www.colorado.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Allison.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Allison. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Allison) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Allison. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Allison

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allison. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.0254, Longitude: -107.4860     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Allison), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Allison.