Marvel, Colorado

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Marvel, Colorado
Unincorporated community
Marvel, Colorado is located in Colorado
Marvel, Colorado
Location in La Plata County and the state of Colorado
Marvel, Colorado is located in the US
Marvel, Colorado
Marvel, Colorado (the US)
Coordinates: 37°06′45″N 108°07′33″W / 37.11250°N 108.12583°W / 37.11250; -108.12583Coordinates: 37°06′45″N 108°07′33″W / 37.11250°N 108.12583°W / 37.11250; -108.12583
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County La Plata[1]
Elevation[1] 6,735 ft (2,053 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[2] 81329
Area code(s) 970
GNIS feature ID 0202656

Marvel is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Post Office located in La Plata County, Colorado, United States, on the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. While the town lies within the Reservation on most maps, the land within and around the town is owned by private landowners and the actual reservation only starts several miles to the South and East of Marvel. The area was homesteaded in the late-1800s and early-1900s with ranching, farming, and oil extraction being the main economic drivers in the region. The area around Marvel is very dry and the region becomes more and more arid as one travels towards the New Mexico border and further away from the La Plata mountains.

The Marvel Post Office has the ZIP Code 81329.[2]


Marvel is located at 37°06′45″N 108°07′33″W / 37.11250°N 108.12583°W / 37.11250; -108.12583 (37.112420,-108.125896).


  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". United States Postal Service. January 2, 2007. Archived from the original (JavaScript/HTML) on November 23, 2010. Retrieved January 2, 2007.