[Almont business section. Photo: Jeffrey Beall] Almont lies at at the confluence of the East and Taylor rivers, where they form the Gunnison River going southwest. There’s a short business section, with a couple restaurants, four-season resorts and a general store.
Originally called “Fishers” after the first settler, the name was changed to Almont in 1881, after the leading racehorse of the era.
Fishing – The Gunnison River flows southwest from town, the East River north and the Taylor River northeast. You can also fish at the Taylor Reservoir 20 miles east of town.
Things To Do near Almont, CO
- Waunita Hot Springs Ranch (36mi)
- Black Canyon of Gunnison (72mi)
- Curecanti National Rec Area (15mi)
- Fossil Ridge Wilderness
- Gunnison National Forest
- Taylor Park Reservoir (26mi)
River Tubing & Kayaking:
- Almont (23mi)
- Cimarron (54mi)
- Crested Butte (17mi)
- Gunnison (10mi)
- Lake City (64mi)
- Pitkin (27mi)
- Tincup (30mi)
Autumn Drive Over Cottonwood Pass –
Cottonwood Pass is a high mountain route over the Continental Divide. It’s an easy drive beginning in either Buena Vista or Almont. From Buena Vista the road quickly climbs to its summit of 12,126 feet. It then turns to dirt…