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Welcome to Altura ...

Altura is located in Archuleta County<1>.

The location of Altura has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Altura is 7,150 feet [2,179 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the altitude of Altura is about 1¼ mile [or ~2¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Altura lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Altura lies within the (970) area code.

Communities Also Named Altura ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Colorado communities named Altura: This one is located in Archuleta County and the other is located in Arapahoe County.

Beyond Colorado, there are 3 communities that are also named Altura - they are located in Minnesota and New Jersey.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Altura.

Communities near Altura ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Altura.

  • Pagosa Springs [Archuleta County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pagosa Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pagosa Springs
    • Pagosa Springs [Archuleta County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northeast of Altura
    • Estimated population in 2019: 2,085 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pagosa Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pagosa Springs<5>
  • Chimney Rock [Archuleta County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chimney Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chimney Rock
    • Chimney Rock [Archuleta County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the west of Altura
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chimney Rock
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chimney Rock<5>
  • Gato [Archuleta County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gato have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gato
    • Gato [Archuleta County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the south of Altura
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gato
  • Trujillo [Archuleta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trujillo
    • Trujillo [Archuleta County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southeast of Altura
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trujillo
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Arboles [Archuleta County]
    • Allison [La Plata County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Allison
      • Allison [La Plata County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Altura
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allison
    • Dulce [Rio Arriba County]
    • Chromo [Archuleta County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chromo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chromo
      • Chromo [Archuleta County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<4> to the southeast of Altura
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chromo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chromo<5>
    • Bayfield [La Plata County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayfield
      • Bayfield [La Plata County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<4> to the west of Altura
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,689 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bayfield<5>
    • Lumberton [Rio Arriba County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lumberton
      • Lumberton [Rio Arriba County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<4> to the southeast of Altura
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lumberton

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Altura. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Altura.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Altura. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Altura.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Altura. See our Newspapers Page for Altura.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Altura ...

Looking for more information about Altura? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Altura, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Altura.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Archuleta County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Archuleta County: www.archuletacounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Archuleta, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Altura - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Altura) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Altura. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1833, Longitude: -107.1912       In this case, the coordinates for Altura have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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