Deckers, Colorado

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Deckers, Colorado
Entering Deckers on Colorado State Highway 67.
Entering Deckers on Colorado State Highway 67.
Deckers is located in Colorado
Deckers
Deckers
Location within the state of Colorado
Deckers is located in the US
Deckers
Deckers
Deckers (the US)
Coordinates: 39°15′19″N 105°13′38″W / 39.25528°N 105.22722°W / 39.25528; -105.22722Coordinates: 39°15′19″N 105°13′38″W / 39.25528°N 105.22722°W / 39.25528; -105.22722
Country United States
State State of Colorado
CountyDouglas
Area
 • 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation6,400 ft (1,950 m)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code[2]

Deckers is an unincorporated community along the South Platte River in Douglas County, Colorado, United States. Stephen Decker built a general store here in the 1890s. He later added a saloon and called the settlement "Daffodil." The presence of natural springs led him to establish Deckers Mineral Springs and Resort in the popular region for fly-fishing. Deckers received national attention for the June 2002 forest fire, known as the Hayman Fire, which burned thousands of acres on the outskirts of the Denver metro area. The U.S. Post Office at Sedalia (ZIP Code 80135) now serves Deckers postal addresses.[2]

Geography[edit]

Deckers is located at 39°15′19″N 105°13′38″W / 39.25528°N 105.22722°W / 39.25528; -105.22722 (39.255386,-105.227222).

Camp[edit]

National Ramah Commission announced in March 2006 that it plans to open a Camp Ramah in the Rockies. A 360-acre (1.5 km2) camp site has been purchased in Deckers. The camp, known as Ramah in the Rockies has been running since the Summer of 2010.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ a b "ZIP Code Lookup". United States Postal Service. January 3, 2007. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on November 23, 2010. Retrieved January 3, 2007.
  3. ^ National Ramah Commission http://www.campramah.org/content/200906_roa2010.php. Retrieved 17 January 2017. Missing or empty |title= (help)