Baca County

Baca County

Baca County is located in the Southeastern corner of Colorado bordered by New Mexico, Oklahoma and Kansas.  Baca County was created by the Colorado legislature on April 16, 1889, out of eastern portions of Las Animas County. Baca County was named in honor of pioneer and Colorado territorial legislator Felipe Baca.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,557 square miles (6,620 km2), of which 2,555 square miles (6,620 km2) is land and 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) (0.09%) is water. Baca County is 55 miles long east to west and 44 miles wide north to south. The elevation ranges from 3,400 to 5,198 within the county.  

Baca County is a destination for history and nature lovers with sixty-four rustic stone, brick, and concrete New Deal era landmarks that are still standing. Visitors who enjoy the outdoors can explore the ancient Indian petroglyphs in the canyons of the Comanche National Grasslands.  As well as Two Buttes reservoir and Turks Pond. 

Current Projects

Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy

CEDS We are at the beginning of our process to update the region’s Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). We know from the previous CEDS and from existing strategic studies that the issue of broadband access will be an important priority. Here is a high level conceptual discussion of the issue. We will use this part