Sawpit is a tiny San Miguel County town located just northwest of Telluride. There’s a general store in town, the Sawpit Mercantile, which sells gas, liquor, natural foods and general necessities.
The 2000 census recorded Sawpit’s population at 25, making it the third smallest incoporated town in Colorado. The elevation is 7,592 feet.
Originally named Seymour, Sawpit was founded in 1892 as a stop on the Rio Grande Southern Railroad. As miners flooded the region, lumber was needed to fuel the growth and a sawpit was built.
The town was incorporated in 1897. The original Sawpit Store was built in the 1920s and has since served a variety of purposes.
Things To Do near Sawpit
- Bridal Veil Falls (15mi)
- Mystic Falls (mi)
- Telluride (12mi)
- Ridgway (33mi)