Hinsdale County, Colorado, is the most remote area in the United States' lower 48. Our beautiful county is covered by mountains, including multiple 14 and 13,000 ft. peaks, and contains one of the most roadless areas in the country. The continental divide crosses the county twice, and Hinsdale County is home to three national forests (Rio Grande, GMUG and San Juan) and Bureau of Land Management lands. With a total area of 1,123 square miles, our county is made up of almost 96.5 percent public land.
The county is home to 774 residents. The only town in Hinsdale County is Lake City. With a population of 374 (at an elevation of 8,671 feet), Lake City is also the county seat.
Whether you are a resident, part time resident or visitor, and whether you come to Hinsdale County to live, work or visit, it is our job to make your experience more enjoyable. Our website is designed to provide information about County government and the community in which we live.