By Car -- Paonia is an 1 1/2-hour drive southeast of Grand Junction via U.S. 50 and Colo. 92 and Colo. 133, a 2 1/2-hour drive north of Durango via U.S. 550 and Colo. 92 and Colo. 133, and a 4 1/2-hour drive southwest of Colorado Springs via I-70 and other highways through Glenwood Springs and Redstone.
By Plane -- The closest airports with commercial service are in Montrose and Grand Junction.
Paonia is situated on Colorado's shortest state highway, Colo. 187, which becomes Grand Avenue downtown, just south of Colo. 133 between Hotchkiss and Somerset. It's a relatively small town, with the 2-block downtown centered on 2nd Street and Grand Avenue.
Contact the Paonia Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 366, Paonia, CO 81428 (tel. 970/527-3886; www.paoniachamber.com). Delta County Tourism (tel. 970/874-2100; www.westerncolorado.org) is another good resource for the area.
Delta County Memorial Hospital, with a 24-hour emergency room, is at 1501 E. Third St. in Delta, 30 miles west of Paonia (tel. 970/874-7681; www.deltahospital.com). The post office is at 125 Grand Ave. Call the U.S. Postal Service (tel. 800/275-8777; www.usps.com) for hours and other information.
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