The City of Alturas has a unique position as the only incorporated city in Modoc County. The City was incorporated on September 16, 1901 and occupies a compact area of approximately 2.5 square miles.
Alturas California, the seat of Modoc County, offers an abundance of wilderness and natural beauty in a peaceful location. Modoc National Forest offers the outdoor enthusiast an abundance of recreational opportunities including fishing, hiking, hunting, and skiing. Alturas California where the West still lives.