Bond, Colorado

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Bond, Colorado
Unincorporated community
Entering Bond from the south
Entering Bond from the south
Bond is located in Colorado
Bond
Bond
Bond is located in the US
Bond
Bond
Location within the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 39°52′27″N 106°41′15″W / 39.87417°N 106.68750°W / 39.87417; -106.68750Coordinates: 39°52′27″N 106°41′15″W / 39.87417°N 106.68750°W / 39.87417; -106.68750
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Eagle County
Elevation 6,600 ft (2,012 m)
Population
 • Total 183
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP Code 80423[1]

Bond is an unincorporated community and U.S. Post Office in Eagle County, Colorado, United States. The Bond Post Office has the ZIP Code 80423.[1] Although Bond has never had a sizable population, the town has significant railroad history, and once was a stop for most of the passenger trains along the Denver and Rio Grande Western's main line.

Geography[edit]

Bond is located at 39°52′27″N 106°41′15″W / 39.87417°N 106.68750°W / 39.87417; -106.68750 (39.874175,-106.687374),[2] 133 miles (214 kilometers) west of Denver at an elevation of 6600 feet (2012 meters). It is located on the Colorado River, and is at the southern terminus of the Colorado River Headwaters National Scenic Byway.[3]

Railroad[edit]

Bond was originally served by the never finished Denver and Salt Lake Railroad as a midpoint to the railroad's eventual terminus in Craig, Colorado. Bond was the closest point of the rail line to the nearest through line, the Denver and Rio Grande Western's (D&RGW) line which passed through Dotsero about 40 miles (64 km) downstream. After the D&RGW purchased the rights to connect the two lines, with the intent of having a more direct connection to Denver, Bond became the north end of the Dotsero Cutoff of the D&RGW's main line, with the tracks from Bond to Craig becoming a spur line.[4] Bond remained a stop on the Denver and Rio Grande Western's passenger trains until their last train, the Rio Grande Zephyr was discontinued in 1983.

Climate[edit]

This climate type is dominated by the winter season, a long, bitterly cold period with short, clear days, relatively little precipitation mostly in the form of snow, and low humidity. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Bond has a subarctic climate, abbreviated "Dfc" on climate maps.[5]

Climate data for Bond, Colorado
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −3
(27)
0
(32)
6
(43)
13
(55)
18
(65)
25
(77)
28
(82)
27
(81)
23
(73)
16
(61)
7
(44)
−1
(30)
13
(56)
Average low °C (°F) −18
(0)
−16
(3)
−9
(16)
−4
(25)
1
(33)
5
(41)
8
(47)
8
(47)
4
(39)
−2
(28)
−8
(18)
−15
(5)
−4
(25)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 23
(0.9)
18
(0.7)
13
(0.5)
13
(0.5)
15
(0.6)
15
(0.6)
30
(1.2)
33
(1.3)
20
(0.8)
20
(0.8)
15
(0.6)
20
(0.8)
236
(9.3)
Source: Weatherbase [6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. December 15, 2006. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on September 3, 2007. Retrieved December 15, 2006. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ Bond
  4. ^ "Building the Dotsero Cutoff". ND Holmes. December 16, 2015. Retrieved March 18, 2016. 
  5. ^ Climate Summary for Bond, Colorado
  6. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on October 2, 2013.

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