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Welcome to Alpine ...

Alpine is located in Rio Grande County<1>.

The location of Alpine has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Alpine is 8,280 feet [2,524 m] above sea level.<3> In other words, the elevation of Alpine is about 1½ mile [or ~2½ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Alpine lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Alpine: (719)

Communities Also Named Alpine ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Colorado communities named Alpine: This one is located in Rio Grande County and the other is located in Chaffee County.

Beyond Colorado, there are 43 communities that are also named Alpine - they are located in Alabama (2), Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas (3), California (3), Florida (3), Georgia (2), Idaho (2), Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Manitoba, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana (2), Nevada (2), New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon (2), Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia (3), Washington and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Alpine.

Communities near Alpine ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Alpine.

  • Del Norte [Rio Grande County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Del Norte
    • Del Norte [Rio Grande County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the east of Alpine
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,568 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Del Norte
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Del Norte<5>
  • South Fork [Rio Grande County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Fork
    • South Fork [Rio Grande County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<4> to the southwest of Alpine
    • Estimated population in 2019: 425 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Fork
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for South Fork<5>
  • Summitville [Rio Grande County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summitville
    • Summitville [Rio Grande County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the south of Alpine
  • Spar City [Mineral County] - Historic
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spar City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spar City
    • Spar City [Mineral County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<4> to the west of Alpine
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Creede [Mineral County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creede
      • Creede [Mineral County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<4> to the northwest of Alpine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 313 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creede
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Creede<5>
    • Bachelor City [Mineral County] - Historic
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bachelor City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bachelor City
      • Bachelor City [Mineral County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<4> to the northwest of Alpine
    • Monte Vista [Rio Grande County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monte Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monte Vista
      • Monte Vista [Rio Grande County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<4> to the east of Alpine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,138 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monte Vista
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Monte Vista<5>
    • Center [Saguache County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center
      • Center [Saguache County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<4> to the east of Alpine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,264 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Center<5>
    • Homelake [Rio Grande County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Homelake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homelake
      • Homelake [Rio Grande County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<4> to the east of Alpine
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homelake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homelake<5>
    • Saguache [Saguache County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saguache have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saguache
      • Saguache [Saguache County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<4> to the northeast of Alpine
      • Estimated population in 2019: 505 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saguache
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saguache<5>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Alpine. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Alpine.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Alpine. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Alpine.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Alpine. See our Newspapers Page for Alpine.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Alpine ...

Looking for more information about Alpine? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Alpine, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Alpine.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Colorado

About Rio Grande County

About Colorado

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Alpine. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Rio Grande County: www.riograndecounty.org/

The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Colorado's counties, including Rio Grande, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Alpine - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alpine) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alpine. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.6892, Longitude: -106.5889       In this case, the coordinates for Alpine have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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