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Greenland, Colorado
Unincorporated community
Country  United States
State  State of Colorado
County Douglas County
Area
 • Total 1.3 sq mi (3.5 km2)
 • Land 1.3 sq mi (3.5 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 6,726 ft (2,050 m)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 80118 (Larkspur)
Area code(s) 303
FIPS code 08-43550

Greenland is an unincorporated community in Douglas County, Colorado, United States. Greenland is located off Exit 167 on Interstate 25. The largest nearby incorporated towns are Larkspur and Monument: Larkspur lies about 7 miles northeast and Monument about 13 miles south of the community. The U.S. Post Office at Larkspur (ZIP Code 80118) now serves the Greenland postal addresses.

A post office called Greenland was established in 1873, and remained in operation until 1959. The community was named for the green character of the original town site.

Activities

A series of trail races of varying distances are held in Greenland each May. Greenland Trail 50K, 25K, 8M


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