Keystone, Colorado

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Keystone, Colorado
Keystone in January 2011.
Keystone in January 2011.
Location of the Keystone CDP in Summit County, Colorado.Colorado
Location of the Keystone CDP in Summit County, Colorado.Colorado
Keystone is located in the United States
Keystone
Keystone
Location of the Keystone CDP in the United States.
Coordinates: 39°35′24″N 105°56′18″W / 39.5900524°N 105.9383051°W / 39.5900524; -105.9383051 (Keystone CDP, Colorado)Coordinates: 39°35′24″N 105°56′18″W / 39.5900524°N 105.9383051°W / 39.5900524; -105.9383051 (Keystone CDP, Colorado)[1]
Country United States
State Colorado
CountySummit County
Government
 • Typeunincorporated community
Area
 • Total41.435 sq mi (107.316 km2)
 • Land41.402 sq mi (107.230 km2)
 • Water0.033 sq mi (0.086 km2)
Elevation10,804 ft (3,293 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total1,079
 • Density26/sq mi (10/km2)
Time zoneUTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP Code[3]
80435
Area code(s)970
GNIS feature[2]Keystone CDP

Keystone is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place (CDP) located in eastern Summit County, Colorado, United States. The population of the Keystone CDP was 1,079 at the United States Census 2010.[4] Summit County governs the unincorporated community. The Dillon post office (Zip Code 80435) serves Keystone postal addresses.[3] The Keystone CDP includes the Keystone Resort and Keystone village.

Geography[edit]

The Keystone CDP has an area of 26,518 acres (107.316 km2), including 21 acres (0.086 km2) of water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

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

Keystone CDP, Colorado
YearPop.±%
2000825—    
20101,079+30.8%
2020—    
Source: United States Census Bureau

Keystone Resort[edit]

Keystone Resort was originally constructed in the 1970s by the Ralston Purina Company. It is now owned by Vail Resorts. The Keystone Resort ski area occupies 3 separate mountains: Dercum Mountain, North Peak, and The Outback. Recent expansion of terrain and services offers snowcat skiing in Independence Bowl, Bergman Bowl, Erickson Bowl, in addition to the existing North Bowl and South Bowl on Wapiti Peak. The resort has many summer and winter outdoor activities. The winter activities include alpine skiing, snowboarding, tubing, ice-skating, cross-country skiing, horse-drawn sleigh ride dinners, and snowmobiling. The summer activities include hiking, mountain biking, fishing, trail running, golf on two championship courses, and paddle boating on Keystone Lake.

Members of the US Air Force skiing at Keystone Resort's 14th Annual SnoFest

The Keystone ski area has:

  • 2,870 acres (11.6 km2)
  • 3,128 feet (953 m) vertical
  • Base elevation: 9,280 feet (2,830 m)
  • Summit elevation: 12,408 feet (3,782 m)
  • 131 trails
  • Degree of difficulty percentages for trails: Easiest-14 percent, More Difficult-29 percent, Most Difficult-57 percent
  • 20 Lifts including 2 gondolas, 2 express six-pack and 4 high speed quads.
  • The only Night skiing in the area.

Keystone is only a short drive from other resorts in Summit County - about 10 minutes to Arapaho Basin, 20 minutes to Breckenridge, and 20 minutes to Copper Mountain.

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 27, 2020.
  2. ^ a b c "U.S. Board on Geographic Names: Domestic Names". United States Geological Survey. Retrieved December 27, 2020.
  3. ^ a b "Look Up a ZIP Code". United States Postal Service. Retrieved December 27, 2020.
  4. ^ "2010: DEC Summary File 1". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 27, 2020.

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