Burns, Colorado

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Burns, Colorado
Unincorporated community
The post office in Burns.
The post office in Burns.
Burns is located in Colorado
Burns
Burns
Location within the state of Colorado
Burns is located in the US
Burns
Burns
Burns (the US)
Coordinates: 39°52′24″N 106°52′55″W / 39.87333°N 106.88194°W / 39.87333; -106.88194Coordinates: 39°52′24″N 106°52′55″W / 39.87333°N 106.88194°W / 39.87333; -106.88194
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Eagle County
Elevation[1] 6,496 ft (1,980 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
Zip code 80426[2]

Burns is an unincorporated community in northern Eagle County, Colorado, United States. The community is located along a remote stretch of the Colorado River southwest of Kremmling. It is accessible only by dirt and gravel county roads from State Highway 131 and Interstate 70. The community is located in an arroyo along the river, along the route of the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad mainline (now the Union Pacific Railroad) in the sandstone canyons along the Colorado. It consists of a U.S. Post Office (ZIP Code 80426) and a ranch. Livestock ranching is the primary industry in the surrounding area.

History[edit]

The town is named for Jack Burns, a trapper who built a cabin in the area.[3] The Burns Post Office opened on May 14, 1895.[4]

Geography[edit]

Burns is located at 39°52′24″N 106°52′55″W / 39.87333°N 106.88194°W / 39.87333; -106.88194 (39.873385,-106.881866).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on September 3, 2007. Retrieved September 4, 2007. 
  3. ^ Eichler, Geo. R. (1977). Colorado Place Names. 77-089726: Johnson Publishing Company. 
  4. ^ Bauer, William H.; James L. Ozment; John H. Willard (1990). Colorado Post Offices 1859–1989. 90-34759: The Colorado Railroad Museum. ISBN 0-918654-42-4. 

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