Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Paonia, Colorado

A Tiny Town for Big Life Changes

If you want to get away from the pressures of big-city life while you’re conquering your substance abuse issues, you couldn’t make a better choice than Paonia, Colorado. This tiny town of 1,425 people has a great deal to offer, and not only in terms of drug rehab treatment. Paonia was settled in 1881 in a valley known for its temperate air currents, which bring forth a bounty of fruits and flowers. Enjoy the city’s annual Cherry Festival, go hunting, or take scenic hikes and walks through the many beautiful trails in the area.

Airport Information

Your best bet for flying to Paonia is to book a flight destined for Colorado’s Gunnison Airport, which runs 21 domestic flights from airlines such as American, United, and US Airways. Once your plane lands, it’s a simple matter to rent a vehicle at the airport and then drive the remaining 41 miles into Paoonia.


Paonia boasts of its “natural air conditioning” caused by its strategic valley location, which keeps the valley warm at night while still permitting mountain air to drift down and cool the town during the day. Average temperatures range from just below freezing the winter to just above 70 degrees in the summer, with less precipitation than the U.S. average. Humidity also hovers below the national average for most of the year, providing an environment as comfortable as it is scenic.


Paonia offers a surprising variety of lodging options for such a small town. Treat yourself or your loved ones to a bed and breakfast such as A Simpler Time, the Bross Hotel, or Fresh & Wyld Farmhouse Inn & Gardens. Try the Redwood Arms Motel or the Rocky Mountain Inn. You might even look at such unconventional options as the Whistling Acres Guest Ranch or the Delicious Orchards campsite to get even closer to Paonia’s natural wonders.

Employment Opportunities

With a low crime and unemployment on the decline, you may well find Paonia an attractive place to stay put after your rehab is over. The big industry here is mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction, so if you have a background in those areas you’re in a great position to find a job. Construction and transportation are other popular lines of work for Paonia residents. Once you rediscover your health and wellness in this little town, you may never want to leave!

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