Paonia, Colorado is located at the base of Lamborn Mountain in the West Elks on the western slope of the Rockies. The town itself has a population of 1500, but the surrounding mesas hold another 5000. It is surrounded by orchards, farms, and vineyards.

Welcome to the North Fork of the Gunnison

Paonia, Colorado

The North Fork Valley is becoming known as the Culinary Capital of the Rockies. The abundance of Farms and Wineries in the Valley are fueling the organic Farm to Table movement that’s sweeping the region. Fine cuisine and spectacular scenery combine to offer a unique experience and relaxing escape.

12 Wineries participate in the West Elks Wine Trail
Farms & Orchards
Almost too many to name...a lot!
Our valley is home to artists of all kinds!

Scroll down to see photos and info about activities, events and lodging in the Valley.

Come join us in our beautiful Colorado Valley!

Our address

16764 Farmers Mine Road Paonia, Colorado 81428