Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Towaoc, Colorado

Seclusion. Isolation. Natural beauty.

Those are just three common traits that those who are looking to overcome a drug addiction are looking for when deciding where to seek treatment. And for those looking for a place that’s low on distractions but big on natural wonder, there’s the small census-designated place of Towaoc, Colorado, a 1,000-plus person municipality located in southwest Colorado close to the Four Corners.

Towaoc sits almost 6,000 feet above sea level and the area gets about three times more snow than the average U.S. city. Towaoc is the capital of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and is located close to the sacred Sleeping Ute Mountain.

Airports Near Towaoc

One thing about Towaoc is that it’s not exactly the easiest place to get to. And while many may perceive this as a negative about the census designated place, this can be a big advantage for those that want to seek treatment in a place without outside distractions. For instance, the closest international airport to Towaoc is Albuquerque International Sunport, which is some 250-plus miles away from Towaoc. However, there are smaller, regional airports closer, such as Cortez Municipal Airport (13 miles away), Four Corners Regional Airport (60 miles away) and Durango-La Plata County Airport (74 miles away).

Towaoc Climate

Towaoc’s climate is characterized by hot summers, with temperatures averaging in the high 80s, and cold winters, with temperatures averaging in the teens. Towaoc does get a lot of snowfall – and by a lot, we mean over 80 inches per year. To put that into perspective, the national average is about 25 inches per year.

Lodging in Towaoc

Towaoc doesn’t have a lot to offer in the way of lodging accommodations for people seeking treatment in the area – or friends and family that wish to visit a loved one – but there are a few popular overnight venues. There’s the Ute Mountain Casino, Hotel & Resort in Towaoc itself, and several other venues in nearby Cortez, such as America’s Best Value Inn, Kelly Place Bed and Breakfast and Rodeway Inn.

Employment Opportunities in Towaoc

Despite Towaoc’s small size, there are opportunities for employment in the area for those that wish to stay in the area and start fresh following treatment. For instance, some of the most popular industries include public administration, entertainment and recreation, construction, health care, retail and manufacturing. Common occupations include building and grounds maintenance, construction and truck drivers.

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