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Chama, Colorado
County Road L.7 in Chama.
County Road L.7 in Chama.
Chama, Colorado is located in Colorado
Chama, Colorado
Chama, Colorado
Location in Colorado
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
Counties Costilla County
Established 1860
8,179 ft (2,493 m)
 • Total Approx.63
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s) (719)

Chama is an unincorporated community and U.S. Post Office in Costilla County, Colorado, United States. The ZIP Code of the Chama Post Office is 81126.


The town of Chama was established by settlers from Chamita, New Mexico, in 1860. The Chama Post Office opened on May 3, 1907. The Chama school was taken down between the years of 1999 and 2001.


Most of Chama's houses are made of adobe. Many of them are very old. There is also a lot of rocks and "chamiso" sage brush in Chama. It is at the foothills of Culebra Ranch.


Chama is located at 37°09′46″N 105°22′30″W / 37.16278°N 105.37500°W / 37.16278; -105.37500 (37.162916,-105.375023).

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