The historic mining town of Ophir is a Home Rule Municipality governed by a general assembly and is located in San Miguel County, Colorado, United States. Ophir is located two miles from the Ames Hydroelectric Generating Plant, the world's first hydroelectric plant to supply alternating current electricity for an industrial purposes (mining). The population was 159 at the United States Census, 2010 census.
A post office called Ophir was established in 1878. The town was named after Ophir, a place mentioned in the Hebrew Bible.