Location Areas > DOLORES COUNTY
A quiet mountain town, with a rich mining and railroad history, Rico still contains several mining structures and historic buildings. Broadway star, suffragette and the first female Speaker of the House in the country, Betty Eyre Pellet co-owned the Pell-Eyre Mining Company which operated a number of the mines in Rico.
This rural community that sits along the Dolores River, hosts the majestic Dolores Overlook Canyon and is surrounded with mountain views and agricultural open space. Known as the Pinto Bean Capital of the World, Dove Creek maintains sites from turn-of-the-century farm homesteading and Anasazi Indian culture.