Ignacio is a tri-ethnic community within the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. There are several places to eat, shop and stay in town. It’s located less than thirty minutes southeast of Durango.
In 2010 Ignacio had a population of 697. It sits at 6,453 feet of elevation in La Plata County. The town was incorporated on July 7th, 1913.
Navajo State Park – Navajo Lake expands for over twenty miles south into New Mexico. It’s located only about twenty minutes from town.
Sky Ute Casino – One of two Indian casinos in Colorado, both located in the southwest. This year round attraction boasts hundreds of slots and tables games, including black jack, Texas hold ’em, roulette, craps and a bingo hall. There is also a 140-room hotel and an RV park. A free shuttle connects with Durango.
Southern Ute Cultural Center – Year round museum with colorful exhibits, guided tours and gift store with jewelry, basket ware and other hand-made items.
- Navajo State Park has 118 RV and tent sites, as well as three full-service log cabins.
- Navajo Reservoir is more than twenty-five miles long when full. Due to its southern location, it’s open year round to boating too.
Sep – Souther Ute Tribe Fair & Powwow – Annual powwow with various events and competitions. Compete in tug of war or jalapeño eating, or just stick to the concerts, parade and fireworks. It’s held in September.
Activities near Ignacio
- Navajo State Park (17mi)
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