Geographic Information Systems

The GIS Department is responsible for creating, maintaining, analyzing and distributing the county's geographic base data. The primary function of the department is to support county operations.

Interactive Mapping Websites

Visit the county's interactive mapping websites to learn more about the county. Overlay property information, topographic maps, aerial photos, roads, wildlife and more!

Link to interactive mapping website gallery


App tours and a tutorial video playlist are available on YouTube. Send your topic suggestions to the GIS Department.

  1. Data
  2. Maps

Please Note: The County GIS mapping data are a product of the San Miguel County Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Department and are intended for the display of relative positions and locations only. Users of this information hereby recognize, acknowledge and agree that it is not a guaranteed accurate, legal or surveyed representation of land. The data are not a substitute for, and should not be compared with, a survey performed by a Colorado licensed surveyor. Users assume all risk and responsibility for any and all direct and indirect damages, including consequential damages, that may flow from the use of this information. Users further recognize, acknowledge and agree that the San Miguel County GIS Department has not made any representations, warranties, or guaranties of any kind that this information is survey accurate or fit to be used or relied upon for any particular purpose. By downloading these files, users acknowledge and will abide by the above disclaimer.

Datasets are available for download in Esri shapefile format. All files are zipped. Coordinate system is UTM Zone 13N, meters, Datum NAD83.

View available data

Historic Maps of Telluride

Interested in historic maps? The University of Colorado has the Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps available for online viewing. They are large scale and highly detailed maps from the late 1800s / early 1900s.