County Facts and Demographics

San Miguel County encompasses a diverse region ranging from the rugged mountain resort communities of Telluride and Mountain Village to the arid ranching communities of the county's west end, Norwood and Egnar.

Geography Facts

Total Area & Elevation Range

Total area1,289 square miles3,338 square kilometers
Maximum elevation14,021 feet4,275 meters
Minimum elevation5,309 feet1,618 meters
Average elevation7,953 feet2,425 meters


  • Telluride (county seat)
  • Mountain Village
  • Ophir
  • Sawpit
  • Norwood
  • Non-incorporated communities: Egnar, Placerville, Slickrock

County Demographic Profile Find out information about the county's population, housing, income and more from the County Demographic Profile (PDF).

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