The Town of Poncha Springs

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Important 2020 Census Information

To meet the constitutional and legislative requirements to count the U.S. population, we urge Poncha Springs residents to complete their 2020 Census at my2020census.gov or by phone at (844) 330-2020. 

For those who have yet to receive their census invitation or paper questionnaire, it's OK to move forward with completing the census form online or by phone. Simply use your address in lieu of your user ID. 

Results from the 2020 Census count will:

    • Determine the number of seats Colorado has in the House of Representatives.
    • Guide federal funding.
    • Provide data that will impact our community for the next 10 years. 

The current deadline to respond to the 2020 Census is October 31st, 2020.

Questions? Contact Chaffee County Census Coordinator April Obholz Bergeler at census@chaffeecounty.org or (303) 359-4729. 

To paint a portrait of Poncha Springs is to picture the diversity and richness of the Old Western Colorado alongside the image of a typical small town in rural America. Located in Chaffee County Colorado, in the upper reaches of the Arkansas River Basin, Poncha Springs is nestled in a valley surrounded by the scenic San Isabel National Forest. Poncha Springs calls itself the Crossroads of the Rockies, an appropriate nickname given that the town, at an elevation of 7,465 feet, is nearby to 14 mountain peaks of more than 14,000 feet above mean sea level and is situated at the junction of two transcontinental highways.

The immediate area and surrounding region are blessed with natural beauty and environments sought out by many visitors who arrive to enjoy the numerous available leisure-time activities. Winter sports and skiing are possible at Monarch Ski Area approximately 15 miles west of Poncha Springs. Small and big game hunting, stream and lake fishing, hiking, horseback riding, camping and picnicking, sight-seeing, 4-wheeling, and white water rafting are among the pursuits enjoyed by locals and tourists alike. There are two public 9 hole golf courses located nearby, the Salida Golf Club at 404 Grant St in Salida and the Collegiate Peaks Golf Course at 28775 Fairway Drive in Buena Vista. The many area points of interest include the individual mountain peaks, forests, lakes, streams and scenic wonders, but also include ruins of old narrow gauge railroads and ghost towns from the gold rush era of the late 1800's.

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333 Burnett Avenue / PO Box 190 / Poncha Springs, CO 81242
mail@ponchasprings.us / Phone: 719-539-6882 / Fax: 719-539-6898