Welcome to La Plata County
La Plata County is a vibrant and diverse locale situated among the San Juan Mountains in the high desert of Southwest Colorado. Across 1,690 square miles, La Plata County provides a beautiful locale for 55,000 residents to call home and draws visitors from around the world to experience second-to-none recreational opportunities in a setting rich in history, archaeology, culture and natural features. La Plata County's is a diverse community steeped in agriculture, commerce, natural resources, educational and innovative businesses. We invite you to explore our web site and our county!