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Welcome to the Town of Saguache

Saguache (a Ute word meaning "blue earth" or "water at blue earth") is the northern Gateway to the San Luis Valley.  It is a rural/agricultural community located on Highway 285 and Highway 114 in southern Colorado.  We are surrounded by the Sangre de Cristo mountain range on the east and the San Juan range on the west. With a population of around 500, we enjoy the small town life.  We have abundant trees and wildlife. In the evening you can see deer walking around the neighborhoods.

Clean Water.  We are located in a high alpine valley with the second largest aquifer in the country providing fresh, clean water in our town which is better than any bottled water. No fluoride or chlorine is added to our water.

Close Recreation.  We are 10 miles from a hot springs spa, and 40 miles from the Sand Dunes hot spring pool. With an elevation of 7800 feet, this area is known for its rock climbing, hunting, biking and hiking up many mountain trails (many of the peaks are 14,000 feet, a great challenge to climbers) as well as soaking in the many hot springs. Horseback riding is abundant with trail systems which seem to go on forever.  River rafting and the Great Sand Dunes National Park are about an hour away.

We invite you to come and enjoy our Paradise.

Downtown Saguache Business District

Saguache Highway Business District

Saguache Walking Tour--Thank you to ScSEED for developing the Walking Tour Booklet and allowing us to post it on the Town of Saguache website! 

Local Conveniences

We have local grocery stores and a convenience store, restaurants and gas stations, a public library, a privately owned welcome center, thrift store, and a theater that has both movies and live entertainment.  We also have an incredible pioneer museum, which has one of the largest arrowhead collections in Colorado. The museum features historic displays in seven rooms, plus a jail from 1908. For lodging there are a motel and several bed and breakfast inns. Artists and crafters, including potters, authors, photographers, quilters, weavers, basket makers and painters, call Saguache home. There are antique shops and art galleries to browse.

2020 Town of Saguache News and information

Notice of Town Board Vacancy

2020 Drinking Water Consumer Confidence Report for Year 2019

2020 Municipal Election Abstract of Votes



The following election judges, Aaron Williams, Dean Maes, Christan Archuleta and Charles Vigil hereby Proclaim that:
Due the COVID-19 pandemic and to adhere to social distancing guidelines it has become necessary to change the location of the polling place for the Municipal Election to take place on April 7, 2020 from the Saguache Town Hall, 504 San Juan Avenue to The Saguache Community Building located at 525 7th Street, Saguache Colorado.   

Town of Saguache Municipal Election, April 7, 2020

Dear Voter, 

Due to the ongoing health concerns brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Town of Saguache Board of Trustees and I are continuously working towards protecting the health and safety of you, our residents, and for the Town of Saguache staff during the upcoming election.  

As you know, the Town of Saguache usually holds polling place elections.  In light of the recent events surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic we would like to strongly encourage all voters, especially vulnerable population, to take advantage of absent voter ballots available for the election on April 7th.  

If you would like to vote absentee, you will need to request and complete an absentee voter application and return it to the town hall by mail at PO Box 417, Saguache, CO  81149 or  through the drop slot in the door at Town Hall located at 504 San Juan Avenue, Saguache.

Once we receive your application you can arrange to pick up the ballot in the same manner as above or a ballot will be mailed to you.  We must have the original application.  Absentee applications can also be obtained by requesting via email to,  or by downloading them from our web page at 

Once you receive your ballot you can then either mail or bring it to the Town hall at 504 San Juan Avenue.  Please note that, while absentee voter applications can by law, be received by the close of business on the Friday before the election, I cannot guarantee that your ballot will be received by the 7:00 p.m. deadline on April 7th.  So, the sooner you can return your application and mail or drop your ballot in the door slot, the better chance you will have for your vote to count.

While we are encouraging absentee voting, polls will be open on April 7, 2020 from 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for persons wishing to vote in person.  Below are measures that will be taken at the polling place and we ask that you please follow these rules for your protection and the protection of those running the election.

1.  Upon arriving at the polling location please stay in your vehicles until prompted to enter the polling location so that we can adhere to the 10 person rule and to limit exposure.  

2.  If you are walking to the polls please do not approach the door until prompted to do so.  

3.  If you are symptomatic, please take every precaution necessary to not expose others.  (example is to request an absentee ballot)

Thank you, 

Iris Garcia,
Town Clerk
Designated Election Officer

Notice of Election 2020

2020 Absentee Ballot Application