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Dotsero, Colorado
Census-designated place
Houses in Dotsero along the south side of Interstate 70, along the Eagle River
Houses in Dotsero along the south side of Interstate 70, along the Eagle River
Country United States
State Colorado
County Eagle
Area
 • Total 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
 • Land 1.4 sq mi (3.6 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)
Elevation 6,150 ft (1,870 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 705
 • Density 501/sq mi (193.6/km2)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 81637
FIPS code 08-21155
GNIS feature ID 174006

Dotsero is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in western Eagle County, Colorado, in the United States. The population as of the 2010 Census was 705. The town originated as a railroad junction and is located at the confluence of the Eagle River with the Colorado River, along U.S. Highway 6 and Interstate 70, near the head of Glenwood Canyon, approximately 5 miles (8 km) west of Gypsum. The town consists mostly of a cluster of houses and trailers on both sides of the Eagle River.

Volcano

Dotsero is built at the base of Colorado's most recently active volcano, the Dotsero Crater, which, according to the United States Geological Survey, erupted 4,140 years ago.

The main industry at Dotsero for years consisted of making cinderblocks from the volcano.


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