Eldorado Springs, Colorado

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Eldorado Springs, Colorado
Eldorado Springs in 2014.
Eldorado Springs in 2014.
Location of the Eldorado Springs CDP in Boulder County, Colorado.
Location of the Eldorado Springs CDP in Boulder County, Colorado.
Eldorado Springs is located in the United States
Eldorado Springs
Eldorado Springs
Location of the Eldorado Springs CDP in the United States.
Coordinates: 39°56′12″N 105°15′45″W / 39.9367206°N 105.2624965°W / 39.9367206; -105.2624965 (Eldorado Springs CDP, Colorado)Coordinates: 39°56′12″N 105°15′45″W / 39.9367206°N 105.2624965°W / 39.9367206; -105.2624965 (Eldorado Springs CDP, Colorado)[1]
Government
 • Typeunincorporated community
Area
 • Total2.585 sq mi (6.696 km2)
 • Land2.584 sq mi (6.692 km2)
 • Water0.002 sq mi (0.004 km2)
Elevation5,682 ft (1,732 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total585
 • Density226/sq mi (87/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP Code[3]
80025
Area codes303 & 720
GNIS feature[2]Eldorado Springs CDP

Eldorado Springs is an unincorporated community, a census-designated place (CDP), and a post office located in and governed by Boulder County, Colorado, United States. The CDP is a part of the Boulder, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. The Eldorado Springs post office has the ZIP code 80025 (post office boxes).[3] At the United States Census 2010, the population of the Eldorado Springs CDP was 585, while the population of the 80025 ZIP Code Tabulation Area was 253.[4]

The nearby Eldorado Canyon State Park is famous for its classic North-American climbing routes.

History[edit]

In 1910, Eldorado Springs was a resort community, known for its Big Radium Pool, then the largest swimming pool in the United States. The pool, along with several other smaller ones, was known as "Coney Island of the West."[5] In 1916, Dwight and Mamie Eisenhower celebrated their honeymoon in one of the cabins at the resort.[6] Also known for its good tasting spring water, "Eldorado Springs" bottled water is sold in stores around Colorado.

Notable residents[edit]

Geography[edit]

The Eldorado Springs CDP has an area of 1,655 acres (6.696 km2), including 0.99 acres (0.004 km2) of water.[1] To the southwest is Eldorado Mountain.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Eldorado Springs, Colorado
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 46
(8)
49
(9)
56
(13)
63
(17)
72
(22)
81
(27)
86
(30)
85
(29)
77
(25)
65
(18)
54
(12)
46
(8)
65
(18)
Average low °F (°C) 22
(−6)
23
(−5)
29
(−2)
36
(2)
44
(7)
51
(11)
56
(13)
55
(13)
47
(8)
38
(3)
28
(−2)
22
(−6)
37.6
(3.1)
Source: Accuweather[7]

Demographics[edit]

The United States Census Bureau initially defined the Eldorado Springs CDP for the United States Census 2000.

Eldorado Springs CDP, Colorado
YearPop.±%
2000557—    
2010585+5.0%
2020—    
Source: United States Census Bureau

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "State of Colorado Census Designated Places - BAS20 - Data as of January 1, 2020". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "U.S. Board on Geographic Names: Domestic Names". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Look Up a ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved December 8, 2020.
  4. ^ "2010: DEC Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 20, 2020.
  5. ^ Exhibit at Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas
  6. ^ https://www.stateparks.com/eldorado_canyon_state_park_in_colorado.html
  7. ^ "Eldorado Springs Weather". Retrieved July 6, 2015.

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