Lake City serves as the county seat and is the only incorporated municipality. Named for former Lt. Governor of Colorado, George A. Hinsdale, the county is covered by several different national forests and wilderness areas, as well as many mountains, including multiple fourteeners. The Silver Thread Scenic Byway passes through Hinsdale County.
Visit the Hinsdale County Government website.
- Archuleta – southeast
- Gunnison – north
- La Plata – southwest
- Mineral – east
- Ouray – northwest
- Saguache – northeast
- San Juan – west
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