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Location of the Gunbarrel CDP in Boulder County, Colorado.
|• Type||unincorporated community|
|• Total||6.309 sq mi (16.340 km2)|
|• Land||6.249 sq mi (16.185 km2)|
|• Water||0.060 sq mi (0.155 km2)|
|Elevation||5,285 ft (1,611 m)|
|• Density||1,482/sq mi (572/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-6 (MDT)|
|Area codes||303 & 720|
|GNIS feature||Gunbarrel CDP|
Gunbarrel is an unincorporated community and a census-designated place (CDP) located in and governed by Boulder County, Colorado, United States. The CDP is a part of the Boulder, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population of the Gunbarrel CDP was 9,263 at the United States Census 2010. The Boulder post office (Zip Code 80301) and Niwot post office (Zip Code 80503) serve the area.
Gunbarrel is located at Boulder Municipal Airport and the Boulder County Sheriff's Department facilities (including the county jail), which are located on the southern side of the buffer.(40.065482, -105.187523). It is northeast of the city of Boulder proper, separated by a buffer area of private agricultural lands and publicly owned open space. The buffer areas provide over two miles (3 km) of separation over changing elevations. This reduces the impact of the
Two reservoirs operated by the Boulder and Left Hand Irrigation Company are located in central Gunbarrel. Irrigation ditches and canals, including the Boulder and Whiterock Ditch, pass though this primarily residential area. The Twin Lakes Open Space, a large park which includes the two reservoirs and extends west along the ditch, is operated by the Boulder County Parks and Open Space Department. The park brings protected wetlands, jogging trails and green spaces directly into the urban area. The City of Boulder operates Eaton Park, adjacent to the west lake. Eaton Park includes picnic facilities, BMX jumps and additional protected wetland. Flood control facilities are integral to the reservoir and canal systems, but they do not eliminate the flood risk to adjacent development.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 6.4 square miles (17 km2), of which, 6.4 square miles (17 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.47%) is water.
The principal natural hazard in Gunbarrel is flooding. The county Transportation Department provides floodplain information through an online request page, free of charge for property owners in the unincorporated areas of the county, including Gunbarrel. Boulder County participates in the National Flood Insurance Program which allows some reduction in the cost of flood insurance for residents.
|Climate data for Gunbarrel, Colorado|
|Average high °F (°C)||46
|Average low °F (°C)||22
|Gunbarrel CDP, Colorado|
|Source: United States Census Bureau|
The 205 bus of the RTD bus system gives service throughout Gunbarrel and into Boulder. Roads and streets in Gunbarrel are maintained by Boulder County.
The RTD regional route J also provides a peak hours connection to the University of Colorado and Longmont. It is intended that, once built to its planned full extent, the RTD B Line will have a station in Gunbarrel.
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