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Gateway, Colorado
Unincorporated community
Country  United States
State  Colorado
Counties Mesa
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 81522
Area code(s) 970

Gateway is an unincorporated community and a U.S. Post Office located in Mesa County, Colorado, United States. The Gateway Post Office has the ZIP Code 81522.

A post office called Gateway has been in operation since 1903. The community most likely was named for a rock formation near the original town site.

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The Gateway, CO General Store as seen from the parking lot.

Geography

Gateway is located at 38°40′40″N 108°58′48″W / 38.67778°N 108.98°W / 38.67778; -108.98 (38.677661,-108.980264).

Arts and culture

Gateway is home to the Gateway Canyons Resort and Auto Museum. Established by Discovery Channel founder John S. Hendricks, this resort claims to blend in naturally to the landscape that surrounds it. Tourists may enjoy kayaking, off-road tours, guided fly-fishing, horseback riding, air tours and more at the Gateway Canyons Resort. To the north lies The Palisade, a three-mile (4.8-km) long butte.

Gateway Canyons resort is host to several foot races each year and a large bike race that attracts some of the best riders from around the country.


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