Norwood

A working community just a short commute from Telluride

Norwood, Colorado, is a small community just 30 miles outside of Telluride. Norwood has a population of around 500 people, giving it a tight-knit and welcoming atmosphere.

The culture of Norwood reflects its rural and outdoor-oriented lifestyle. The community is known for its love of nature and outdoor activities. Surrounded by stunning landscapes, residents and visitors enjoy hiking, fishing, hunting, and off-roading in the nearby mountains and forests. Norwood is also home to the Uncompahgre River, which offers opportunities for kayaking and rafting.

Agriculture plays an important role in the local economy, with ranching and farming being prominent industries. The area's fertile land allows for the cultivation of crops like hay, alfalfa, and potatoes. Norwood also has a strong equestrian culture, with many residents owning horses and participating in rodeos and equestrian events.

The community values self-sufficiency and a close connection to the land. It's not uncommon to find small-scale farms and gardens, with residents growing their own food and embracing sustainable practices. The annual Farmers Market is a popular event, showcasing local produce, crafts, and homemade goods.

Norwood has a friendly and supportive atmosphere, where neighbors come together to help one another. The community organizes various events and festivals throughout the year, fostering a sense of unity and camaraderie. Local traditions like the Norwood Fourth of July Parade and the San Miguel Basin Fair celebrate the community's heritage and provide opportunities for socializing and connecting with others.

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