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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to American City.

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Around American City ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Denver. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the east of where American City would have been located. Denver has a population of 693,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Aurora. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the east of American City and has a population of 362,000 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from American City and not the distance if you are driving it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Arvada   [Map]   117,453   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Boulder   [Map]   108,090   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Brighton   [Map]   38,314   E   41 miles [66 km]
Broomfield   [Map]   66,529   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Centennial   [Map]   ---   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Commerce City   [Map]   54,869   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Englewood   [Map]   34,050   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lakewood   [Map]   154,393   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Littleton   [Map]   46,333   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Longmont   [Map]   92,858   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Loveland   [Map]   76,897   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Northglenn   [Map]   38,982   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Parker   [Map]   51,163   SE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Thornton   [Map]   136,703   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Westminster   [Map]   113,875   E   27 miles [43.5 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Alice   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Black Hawk   [Map]   127   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Central City   [Map]   733   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Coal Creek   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Downieville-Lawson-Dumont   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Downieville   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Dumont   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Eldora   [Map]   ---   N   5 miles [8 km]
Empire   [Map]   291   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lawson   [Map]   ---   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Nederland   [Map]   1,534   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Pinecliffe   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Rollinsville   [Map]   ---   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Russell Gulch   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Saint Mary's   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]

For more communities neighboring American City, please visit our County-by-County Page for American City.

Gilpin County ...

American City would have been located within present day Gilpin County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Gilpin County: Boulder, Clear Creek, Grand & Jefferson.

Curious and Interesting Names Near American City ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Alice   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest of American City   [Map]
Apex (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]
Black Hawk   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Caribou (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]
Downieville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Freeland (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Grand Island (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Lincoln Hills   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Nederland   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Nevadaville (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Nugget   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]
Silver Creek (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]
Whispering Pine   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Wideawake (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Yankee   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for American City.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around American City. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of American City. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Colorado

    Colorado Tourism
    Parks for Colorado

    Fishing in Colorado
    Hunting in Colorado


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Colorado

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Colorado

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Colorado

Airports Near American City ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to American City.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Boulder Muni.(WBU/KBDU)   [Map]   BDU   ENE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Granby - Grand Co. Airport   [Map]   GNB   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Rocky Mountain Metro Airport(BJC/KBJC)   [Map]   BJC   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Erie Muni.   [Map]   EIK   ENE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Tri-Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   ENE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Longmont Muni.   [Map]   ---   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Vance Brand Airport   [Map]   LMO   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Stapleton Intl.   [Map]   ---   E   38 miles [61.2 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to American City.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from American City. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Denver Intl. (DEN/KDEN)   [Map]   DEN   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
City of Colorado Springs Muni. (COS/KCOS)   [Map]   COS   SSE   87 miles [140 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Centennial Airport (APA/KAPA)   [Map]   APA   ESE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Fort Collins - Loveland Muni. (FNL/KFNL)   [Map]   FNL   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Eagle County Rgnl. (EGE/KEGE)   [Map]   EGE   WSW   72 miles [115.9 km]
Aspen - Pitkin Co. Airport (ASE/KASE)   [Map]   ASE   WSW   81 miles [130.4 km]
Yampa Valley Airport (ICAO: KHDN)   [Map]   HDN   WNW   95 miles [152.9 km]
Cheyenne Rgnl. (CYS/KCYS)   [Map]   CYS   NNE   97 miles [156.1 km]
Laramie Rgnl. (LAR/KLAR)   [Map]   LAR   N   99 miles [159.3 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Boulder Muni.(WBU/KBDU)   [Map]   BDU   ENE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Granby - Grand Co. Airport   [Map]   GNB   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Rocky Mountain Metro Airport(BJC/KBJC)   [Map]   BJC   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Erie Muni.   [Map]   EIK   ENE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Tri-Co. Airport   [Map]   ---   ENE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Longmont Muni.   [Map]   ---   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Vance Brand Airport   [Map]   LMO   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Stapleton Intl.   [Map]   ---   E   38 miles [61.2 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Denver Intl.   (DEN/KDEN)   [Map]
        Website for Denver International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
City of Colorado Springs Muni.   (COS/KCOS)   [Map]
        Website for City of Colorado Springs Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Boulder Muni.   (WBU/KBDU)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Rocky Mountain Metro Airport   (BJC/KBJC)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
McElroy Airfield   (ICAO: K20V)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Centennial Airport   (APA/KAPA)   [Map]
        Website for Centennial Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Front Range Airport   (ICAO: KFTG)   [Map]
        Website for Front Range Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Greeley - Weld Co. Airport   (GXY/KGXY)   [Map]
        Website for Greeley - Weld County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Fort Collins - Loveland Muni.   (FNL/KFNL)   [Map]
        Website for Fort Collins - Loveland Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Eagle County Rgnl.   (EGE/KEGE)   [Map]
        Website for Eagle County Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Aspen - Pitkin Co. Airport   (ASE/KASE)   [Map]
        Website for Aspen - Pitkin County Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Yampa Valley Airport   (ICAO: KHDN)   [Map]
        Website for Yampa Valley Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Cheyenne Rgnl.   (CYS/KCYS)   [Map]
        Website for Cheyenne Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Laramie Rgnl.   (LAR/KLAR)   [Map]
        Website for Laramie Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

Other Roadside Stops ...



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About Gilpin County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Gilpin County: www.co.gilpin.co.us/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for American City.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting in American City. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- American City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for American City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from American City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in American City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.8725, Longitude: -105.5872     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for American City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to American City), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for American City.