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Welcome to Blue River ...

The town of Blue River is located in Summit County<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Blue River: Blue Riv.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Blue River has a population of 939 people<3> (see below for details).

While we don't have a date for the establishment of Blue River, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated in 1964.

Blue River is 9,950 feet [3,033 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Blue River is about 1¾ mile [or ~3 km] above sea level.

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

Blue River is within the boundaries of the (970) area code.

Websites for Blue River ...

Official Website: www.townofblueriver.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Blue River had an population of 939 people. This is an increase of 10.6% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 37.08% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Blue River had a population of 849 people. This makes Blue River the county's 5th most populous community.

The population of Blue River represents 0.02% of the total population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 156th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 849 people, the population of Blue River increased 23.94% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 685 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Blue River.

Communities Also Named Blue River ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 5 communities that are also named Blue River - they are located in British Columbia, Indiana, Kentucky, Oregon and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Blue River ...

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

  • Silverthorne [Summit County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silverthorne
    • Silverthorne [Summit County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Blue River
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,906 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silverthorne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silverthorne<6>
  • Frisco [Summit County]
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    • Frisco [Summit County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the north of Blue River
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,874 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frisco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frisco
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frisco<6>
  • Leadville [Lake County]
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    • Leadville [Lake County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the southwest of Blue River
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,773 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leadville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leadville<6>
  • Dillon [Summit County]
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    • Dillon [Summit County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the north of Blue River
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 967 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dillon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillon
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dillon<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fairplay [Park County]
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      • Fairplay [Park County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Blue River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 803 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairplay
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairplay<6>
    • Alma [Park County]
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      • Alma [Park County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Blue River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 329 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alma<6>
    • Red Cliff [Eagle County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Cliff
      • Red Cliff [Eagle County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Blue River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 300 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Cliff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Cliff<6>
    • Montezuma [Summit County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montezuma
      • Montezuma [Summit County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the northeast of Blue River
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 75 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montezuma<6>
    • Copper Mountain [Summit County]
    • Climax [Lake County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Climax
      • Climax [Lake County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Blue River

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 Blue River. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Blue River.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Blue River. 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 Blue River.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Blue River ...

Looking for more information about Blue River? 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 Blue River, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Blue River.

Mentions & References for Blue River

Cities, Towns and Villages of Colorado

About Summit County

About Colorado

The official website for Blue River: www.townofblueriver.com/

The official website for Summit County: www.co.summit.co.us/

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 Summit, 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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Blue River.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Blue River - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Blue River) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Blue River. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Blue RiverOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue River. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.4444, Longitude: -106.0405       In this case, the coordinates for Blue River have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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