Loma, Colorado

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Loma, Colorado
Unincorporated community
Loma, Colorado is located in Colorado
Loma, Colorado
Location in Mesa County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 39°11′45″N 108°48′48″W / 39.19583°N 108.81333°W / 39.19583; -108.81333Coordinates: 39°11′45″N 108°48′48″W / 39.19583°N 108.81333°W / 39.19583; -108.81333
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Mesa[1]
Elevation[1] 4,508 ft (1,374 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[2] 81524
Area code(s) 970
GNIS feature ID 0174379

Loma is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Post Office located northwest of Grand Junction in Mesa County, Colorado, United States. The Loma Post Office has the ZIP Code 81524.[2] In July 2015, the CDOT installed a signal light-Loma's first-on intersection of US Highway 139 (13 Road) and Highway 6 & 50.

A post office called Loma has been in operation since 1905.[3] Loma is a name derived from Spanish meaning "small hill".[4]

Loma is home to Loma Elementary School, whose mascot is the lion. The school colors are green and white.[5]

Notable people[edit]

  • James Niehues - Panoramic illustrator famous for his ski area trail maps

See also[edit]


  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. December 28, 2006. Retrieved December 28, 2006. 
  3. ^ "Post offices". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 29 June 2016. 
  4. ^ Dawson, John Frank. Place names in Colorado: why 700 communities were so named, 150 of Spanish or Indian origin. Denver, CO: The J. Frank Dawson Publishing Co. p. 33. 
  5. ^ Loma Elementary School