Paradox, Colorado

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Paradox, Colorado
Unincorporated community
Paradox, Colorado is located in Colorado
Paradox, Colorado
Location in Montrose County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 38°22′06″N 108°57′45″W / 38.36833°N 108.96250°W / 38.36833; -108.96250Coordinates: 38°22′06″N 108°57′45″W / 38.36833°N 108.96250°W / 38.36833; -108.96250
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Montrose[1]
Elevation[1] 5,299 ft (1,615 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[2] 81429
Area code(s) 970
GNIS feature ID 0185829

Paradox is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Post Office located in Montrose County, Colorado, United States. The Paradox Post Office has the ZIP Code 81429.[2]

Paradox's name stems from an unusual course of the Dolores River.[3]


Paradox is located in Paradox Valley at 38°22′06″N 108°57′45″W / 38.36833°N 108.96250°W / 38.36833; -108.96250 (38.368310,-108.962574).


  1. ^ a b "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ a b "ZIP Code Lookup" (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. January 2, 2007. Retrieved January 2, 2007. 
  3. ^ Gallant, Frank K. (May 17, 2012). A Place Called Peculiar: Stories About Unusual American Place-Names. Courier Dover Publications. p. 38. Retrieved 2013-04-19.