Ignacio is located in the Heart of Southwestern Colorado. Named after one of the great Ute Indian Chiefs that led his people through many difficult times, the Town of Ignacio is rich with cultural diversity from Indian, Caucasian, and Hispanic backgrounds. Incorporated in 1913 and situated along the Los Pinos River in a long narrow valley facing the mountains, Ignacio still has no stoplights and thus, a strong small town personality for the 700 residents. The walkable center of eclectic shops and hometown restaurants has a strong southwest flavor. There is lodging, camping, events and recreation centers, too. Several large community events draw tourists from around the country. The Southern Ute Indian Tribe Bear Dance held the end of May after the first rumble of spring thunder draws dancers, crafts, arts and traditional dress from many tribes. The Town celebrates San Ignacio Fiesta the last full weekend in July with parades and games. Finally, in December there is the Parade of Lights before Christmas. This type of event creates the small town bonds that link people to our community. In addition, our central location provides access to other areas of interest in the county including Durango, Pagosa Springs, the deserts of New Mexico, archeological sites of Chimney Rock and Mesa Verde as well as sporting destinations like Durango Mountain Resort and Wolf Creek ski areas.