Learn About Bayfield Colorado

Bayfield is a community of approximately 2300 residents that sits at an elevation of about 6900 feet, in the beautiful Pine River Valley, with spectacular vistas in all directions.
Bayfield Colorado

Bayfield is located in southwest Colorado in La Plata County.
Bayfield prides itself on our small town atmosphere and long-standing sense of community.  Bayfield School District has long been recognized as one of Colorado’s finest and was awarded “Colorado School Board of the Year” in 2007.
Bayfield Colorado School

Bayfield residents enjoy an ideal four-season climate that averages some 300 days of sunshine every year, together with moderate temperatures and low humidity, year-round.  This ideal recreational climate promotes all sorts of outdoor family activities while any type of enthusiast can find what they’re looking for.

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Whether hiking or biking, hunting or fishing, winter skiing or summer water sports, or exploring the cultural histories of Native American ruins and early Pioneer life, all are available within a short drive, and in almost any direction.

Bayfield home prices are in the moderate range for La Plata County; with Durango area prices at the higher-end and Ignacio and Hesperus offering the most affordable home options.

The median price for an in-town Bayfield home in 2015 was $275,000
Bayfield rural homes averaged $265,000
The median price for the entire county was $349,000.


Bayfield Colorado Home

There are a number of housing options in Bayfield area.
In town, there are homes built from the early 1900’s to brand new on lots generally under ¼ acre. Once you leave the city limits, the lot sizes typically range from ¼ acre to 35 acres. The land to the south of Bayfield is generally flat; with a lot of farms and ranches, some of the properties have irrigation water rights. The area to the north has more rolling topography, and some hillside lots. About ½ of the area is forested land; some parcels are adjacent to BLM and National Forest land.