Hot Sulphur Springs,
Grand County,

County seat of Grand County
Oldest town in Grand County


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Master Plan

Paul F. Gilbert
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February 7, 2013

Hot Sulphur Springs Fire Engine

Hot Sulphur Springs
Photo Blog

January 7, 2013
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Colorado River grasses, Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado

'Town Zoning' Page

January 7, 2013
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Hot Sulphur Springs Zoning map

Established as Saratoga West
in 1860, incorporated as Hot Sulphur Springs in 1903





2016 Municipal Election April 5, 2016


for the

Regular Municipal Election

Tuesday, April 5, 2016


                      TOWN OF HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS                                                       

                      513 Aspen Street                                                                                                             

                      PO Box 116                                                                                                       

                      Hot Sulphur Springs, CO 80451                                                                   




                      Office Hours: 8:00 AM-Noon & 1-5 PM, M-TH                                      




A MAIL BALLOT ELECTION will be held by the following Towns to elect:

Town of Hot Sulphur Springs: Three (3) Trustees each for a Four (4) year term and One (1) Trustee for a Two (2) year term


Voters may register to vote up to and including Election Day. Persons must be citizens of the United States and at least 18 years of age. In order to register and vote in a municipal election, the person must have been a resident of the state of Colorado for 22 days prior to the date of the election AND be a resident of the municipality at the time they register. You may register to vote at the Grand County Clerk’s office, Grand County Court House, 308 Byers Avenue, Hot Sulphur Springs, CO, online with the Secretary of State at, or at the above Town Halls. Forms will also be available on each Town’s website. You may fill out the form and drop it off at any Town Hall or you can take it to the Grand County Clerk’s Office. All registration forms received at the Town Halls will be taken to the Grand County Clerk’s office for processing.



Nomination packets for the municipality in which you are registered to vote will be available from the Town Clerk beginning Tuesday, January 5, 2016, during regular business hours. Nomination packets must be returned to the individual Town Clerk NO LATER THAN Monday, January 25, 2016 during regular business hours. Per state statute a minimum of ten (10) signatures from municipal registered voters is required.

Electors eligible to hold municipal office pursuant to 31-10-301 C.R.S.:

a.   Citizen of the United States;

b.   Registered electors 18 years of age and older;

               c.   Resident of the Municipality for at least 12 consecutive months immediately preceding the date of the election;

              d.   No person may be a candidate for two municipal offices at the same election nor hold two elective municipal offices                               simultaneously.



Mail ballots will be mailed to all ACTIVE voters on the Grand County Clerk and Recorder’s List of Registered Voters beginning on March 14, 2016. If you are INACTIVE, you WILL NOT automatically receive a mail ballot. You may contact the Town Clerk to check on your status. If you are listed as INACTIVE, please contact the Grand County Clerk’s Office, 970-725-3347 to see if you are registered appropriately.



All voted ballots must be received at the appropriate Town Hall no later than 7:00 PM on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, in order to be counted. You may mail or drop off your ballot to the Town Hall in the municipality in which you reside.

Contact the Town Clerk in the municipality in which you reside for more information.

Ice Rink Grand Opening

January 23, 2016 at 1PM
Town Park in Hot Sulphur Springs

Bring your skates to help celebrate the grand opening of the ice rink.  The rink is free to use. The photos below show volunteers shoveling snow off the ice, and some of our local Hot Sulphur Springs kids enjoying it.

ATV's and other OHV's

Regulations for operating an OHV in Hot Sulphur Springs Town limits click here.

Pioneer Park 




DENVER, Sept. 24, 2014 – The Colorado Lottery will award a 2014 Starburst Award to the Town of Hot Sulphur Springs for using Lottery funds to enhance the pedestrian bridge in Pioneer Park. Recent improvements to the bridge were made using Lottery-funded grants; $25,000 from Great Outdoors Colorado (GOCO), and $9,000 from the Conservation Trust Fund.

The award will be presented at the town meeting this Thursday, September 25 at 6:30 pm.

Grants for the pedestrian bridge provided an adjacent picnic area, information kiosks, and landscaping. Pioneer Park is located on about 50 acres of land on the north bank of the Colorado River. The bridge project has been ongoing since 2002 when residents began working to stabilize the river bank, relocate campsites, close areas to vehicle traffic and establish fishing access. The new pedestrian bridge, which will be completed this fall, is used daily by local residents and visitors to fish or view wildlife, while others simply enjoy the view from the bridge including the mile-long riverside glade of cottonwood trees and willows.

Several environmental education programs have been conducted in the area this year.  Celebrating National Conservation Week in June, a consortium from the Headwaters Trails Alliance, Trout Unlimited, Colorado Headwaters Land Trust, and Colorado Parks and Wildlife conducted an environmental awareness program for the public at the new picnic facilities. The Grand County Wilderness Group hosted a nature walk for kids at the pedestrian bridge to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act.

The Colorado Lottery Starburst Community Awards recognize excellence in the use of Lottery proceeds in community projects implemented to enhance a community’s environment. In Fiscal Year 2014 alone, the Lottery distributed $130.1 million in proceeds. Since its creation 31 years ago, the Lottery has returned more than $2.7 billion back into the state of Colorado.

Lottery proceeds are distributed to three primary beneficiaries: GOCO, Conservation Trust Fund and Colorado Parks and Wildlife. These organizations then provide grants and direct funding for parks, recreation, open space acquisition, trails, and wildlife and conservation education.

you may access the area by the gate or crossing the river with the new Pedestrian bridge located at the north end of maple street

Hot Sulphur Springs Demographics

Hot Sulphur Springs, Colorado is the county seat of Grand County located at an elevation of 7,680 feet above sea level at the mouth of Byers Canyon on the Colorado River in the central part of the county.

The 2010 U.S. Census shows Hot Sulphur Springs with 663 citizens, 27.26 percent more than it was in 2000 (521).  The median age of these 663 citizens is 36.8 years and 188 of those residents or 28 percent are under the age of 20.  The gender of the population in 2010 was 50.83 percent male (337) and 49.17 percent female (326).  There were 309 housing units inventoried with 253 of them occupied. 
  For a copy of the U.S. Census 2010 Demographic Profile Data page as a printable pdf file, please click here.

United States 2010 Census logo       Hot Sulphur Springs, Grand County, Colorado logo

East Grand School District 2 covers the town of Hot Sulphur Springs.  The East Grand School District web site is located here.The zip code for Hot Sulphur Springs is 80451, the area code is 970, the time zone is Mountain Standard, the GPS coordinates are 40°4'24"N, 106°6'5"W, and the size of the town is 0.8 square miles.  The annual average temperature is 38.2°F and the average annual precipitation is 14.75 inches.

Hot Sulphur Springs is located in Township 8 North, Range 78 West of the sixth principal meridian, Grand County, Colorado.  Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Online Transportaiton Information System (OTIS) for Hot Suphur Springs may be found by clicking here.  For a PDF file of the Grand County Atlas page showing Hot Suphur Springs, please click here.  For a PDF file of the Grand County Planning & Zoning Department zoning map of Hot Sulphur Springs, please click here.

As of 2006-2010, the per capita income of Hot Sulphur Springs is $25,298, which is lower than the state average of $30,151 and is lower than the national average of $27,334. Hot Sulphur Springs median household income is $68,250, which has grown by 73.64% since 2000. The median household income growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 14.50% and is much higher than the national average rate of 19.17%. On average Hot Sulphur Springs residents spend 17.2 minutes per day commuting to work, which is lower than the state average of 24.0 minutes and is lower than the national average of 25.3 minutes.

For Grand County demographic information in a PDF file format, please click here.

Some of the information above was obtained from a February 25, 2011 Sky-Hi Daily News article that can be read
here in it's entirety.  Additional information was obtained from this web site, from the Colorado State Demography Office from the Grand County website as well as from other sources.  None of these organizations are affiliated with the Town of Hot Sulphur Springs.