The Historic mining town of Pitkin is nestled in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado and is a hub for outdoor adventure and sports. As the first incorporated town on the Western Slope, Pitkin welcomes you to enjoy its picturesque scenery, fresh air and all its natural splendor. At an elevation of 9,242 feet, twenty eight miles Northeast of Gunnison on Quartz Creek, you will find Pitkin Colorado. Pitkin is located on the old D&SP, (Denver & South Park) Railroad line in Gunnison County. The scenic Quartz Creek winds its way through this peaceful town that rests in an Alpine meadow.