Deer Trail Colorado is a small farm and ranch town about 50 miles east of Denver, or 30 miles west of Limon, along I-70. Deer Trail covers 3 counties, Adams, Arapahoe and Elbert. According to the 2010 Census, the zip code for Deer Trail had a population of just over 1,000 residents.
Deer Trail History
Deer Trail Colorado was founded by cattlemen who dreamed of covering the vast area with cattle where the buffalo were roaming. Stagecoaches and prairie schooners traveled over one trail and camped where Deer Trail now stands. The Union Pacific Railway came to town and in 1875 the Town of Deer Trail was platted and surveyed. This now made Deer Trail a large shipping center for all of the livestock and farm products to eastern markets.
On July 4, 1869, local ranch cowboys were gathered when someone decided to wager a bet about who was the best cowboy and the sport of Rodeo was born. Rodeo continues to be a large draw for folks who attend the Labor Day weekend rodeo each year at the “Birthplace of Rodeo”. Over the past 100 years many improvements and changes have been made to the Deer Trail Rodeo grounds, but it still remains the home of one of the best rodeos to be found.
Deer Trail Schools
The Deer Trail school district serves students from Pre-K – 12 and is a tight-knit community. For more information about the schools, visit the Deer Trail School District website.
For more information about the I-70 Corridor visit the I-70 Corridor Chamber of Commerce website.
Deer Trail Real Estate
Find homes for sale in Deer Trail with an easy commute to east Denver. Or, find the farm or ranch of your dreams in this beautiful Colorado small town. Enjoy views of the Colorado Rocky Mountains from Deer Trail Colorado on a home, farm or ranch, or small hobby horse property of your own!
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