Hesperus, CO is a tiny unincorporated community located about ten miles west of Durango on Highway 160. It’s located on the way to Cortez and Mesa Verde, about seventeen miles east of Mancos.
There is a Hesperus Post Office with a zip code of 81326. It’s located in La Plata County at 8,091 feet of elevation. The community gets its name from the local Hesperus Mountain, which is also the main attraction.
Hesperus Ski Area – This locals’ favorite resort in La Plata County features the largest night skiing in Southwest Colorado. The affordable lift tickets and a fun variety of beginner, intermediate and expert terrain makes up for the shorter vertical and skiable acres.
Activities near Hesperus
- Kennebec Pass (14mi)
- Mancos State Park (21mi)