Southwestern Colorado is a region in the southwest portion of Colorado, which in turn is part of the larger Four Corners region. It is bordered by Western Colorado, Southern Colorado, the south portion of Central Colorado, Utah, and New Mexico.


The definition of Southwest Colorado varies by source. The Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade includes the following counties in the Southwest Colorado Region:[1]

Paul M. O'Rourke, writing for the Colorado Bureau of Land Management, equates Southwest Colorado with the Montrose District of the Bureau of Land Management. In addition to the counties listed above, this district includes:[2]



  1. ^ "Southwest Colorado Region". Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade. 2022. Retrieved 27 May 2022.
  2. ^ O'Rourke, Paul M. (1980). "Table 1". Frontier in transition: a history of southwestern Colorado. Colorado Bureau of Land Management. Retrieved 27 May 2022.

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