Hinsdale County, Colorado
The Slumgullion Earthflow
Hinsdale County is located in the heart of the San Juan Mountains of south central Colorado. This is one of the least densely populated counties in the United States, and one of the most beautiful. Hinsdale County is named in honor of George A. Hinsdale, a former Lieutenant Governor of Colorado and a prominent pioneer. Hinsdale County contains 1,118 square miles of land and 5 square miles of water.
Hinsdale County is home to the Slumgullion Earthflow (an earthflow that began about 700 years ago and dammed the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River, forming Lake San Cristobal) and the "Alferd" Packer Memorial (commemorating the site of the most famous case of "opportunistic cannibalism" in the United States).
The Hinsdale County offices in Lake City
The Alfred "Alferd" Packer Memorial
Lake San Cristobal
Hinsdale County PagesLake City - Hinsdale County - Gunnison National Forest
Silver Thread Scenic Byway - Alpine Loop Back Country Byway
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