Sopris, Colorado

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Unincorporated community
Sopris, Colorado is located in Colorado
Sopris, Colorado
Location in Las Animas County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 37°10′09″N 104°29′38″W / 37.16917°N 104.49389°W / 37.16917; -104.49389Coordinates: 37°10′09″N 104°29′38″W / 37.16917°N 104.49389°W / 37.16917; -104.49389
Country United States
State Colorado
County Las Animas County[1]
Elevation[1] 6,260 ft (1,908 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code[2] 81082 (Trinidad)
Area code(s) 719
GNIS feature ID 0194702

Sopris was an unincorporated community located in Las Animas County, Colorado, United States. The town is now under the surface of Trinidad Lake in Trinidad Lake State Park.[1]

The U.S. Post Office at Trinidad (ZIP Code 81082) now serves Sopris postal addresses.[2]

The community was named after General E. B. Sopris, a local land owner.[3]


Sopris is located at 37°10′09″N 104°29′38″W / 37.16917°N 104.49389°W / 37.16917; -104.49389 (37.169208,-104.493885).


  1. ^ a b c "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. January 3, 2007. Retrieved January 3, 2007. 
  3. ^ 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. 47.