Vital for Economic Development and Prosperity

A Broad Range of Resources:

  • Robust highway access for main transportation corridors. Access to I-25 and I-70 within 2hrs.
  • Two regional airports, including proximate industrial park in BV.
  • Reliable Redundant Broadband in most of county, serviced by national and local carriers.
  • Industrial, Commercial, and Retail locations are available. Good mix of existing infrastructures and new development opportunities.
  • Talented, diverse pool of local contractors and builders. Opportunities for growth and partnerships

Located in the Upper Arkansas Valley, Chaffee County encompasses approximately 1, 105 square miles. Over 80% of the county area is public lands. Average elevation on the valley floor rises from 7,200’ in the south (Salida) to 8,100’ in the north (Buena Vista).


Chaffee County contains the intersection of US 50 (running east-west) and US 24 (running north) and US 285 south. US 50 runs west through Montrose, Gunnison, Grand Junction and on to Utah, and stretches east through Cañon City to Pueblo. US Highway 24 runs north through Leadville to the I-70 corridor. US Highway 285 provides the primary access from Chaffee County to Denver and the Front Range, and has recently upgraded new passing lanes.


Chaffee County offers redundant broadband and multiple service providers for your business and residential needs.

Colorado Central Telecom
107 Cottonwood Ave.
Buena Vista, CO 81211
(719) 937-7700

508 F Street
Salida, CO 81201
(877 )450-9070

Charter Communications / Spectrum
425 Oak St.
Salida, CO 81201

(866) 756-2850

(888) 992-3943

Electric Providers

Sangre de Cristo Electric Association, Inc.
29780 North U.S. Highway 24
P.O. Box 2013
Buena Vista, CO 81211
(719) 395-2412

Xcel Energy
(800 )985-4999

Water/Sanitation Providers

City of Salida Utilities (potable water and sanitation)
448 E 1st St
Salida, CO 81201
(719) 530-2622

Town of Buena Vista Water Dept. (potable water)
210 E Main Street
Buena Vista, CO 81211
(719) 395-8643 x11

Buena Vista Sanitation Dist. (sanitation)
26200 County Road 301
P.O. Box 3069
Buena Vista, CO 81211-9753

Town of Poncha Springs
330 Burnett Ave. / PO Box 190
Poncha Springs, CO 81242
(719) 539-6882


Central Colorado Regional Airport, located in Buena Vista, is the County’s main commercial airport. Corporate jet travel is accommodated with a runway measuring 8,300 feet, and high-altitude testing can be negotiated. Rental Car service is available. Salida is home to Harriet Alexander Field, a favorite location amongst aviation hobbyists and globe-hoppers alike.

 Additionally, Chaffee County is positioned as the premier high altitude testing location for Unmanned Aerial Systems/Vehicle (UAS/UAV) technologies and applications. Please visit the County’s UAS advisory board page for more information. Chaffee County UAS.

Natural Gas Providers

ATMOS Energy
1448 F Street
Salida, CO 81201

Xcel Energy

Propane Providers

Comfurt Gas Inc.
655 Gregg Dr.
PO Box 2059
Buena Vista, CO 81211
(719) 395-8445

DeLuca Gas
10013 W Hwy 50
Poncha Springs, CO
(719) 539-6402

Waste Disposal

Chaffee County Waste
P.O. Box 5240
Buena Vista, CO 81211
(719) 395-6656

Waste Management
230 Jones Avenue
Salida, CO 81201
(719) 539-6911

Chaffee County Landfill
16550 Hwy 285
Salida, CO 81201
(719) 539-3738