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Nathrop, Colorado
unincorporated community
An old school in Nathrop.
An old school in Nathrop.
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Chaffee
Named for Charles Nachtrieb
7,680 ft (2,341 m)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP code
FIPS code 08-53010
GNIS feature ID 0204759

Nathrop is a small unincorporated village between Buena Vista and Salida on U.S. Highway 285 in Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. The Nathrop Post Office has the ZIP Code 81236.


Nathrop was named for Charles Nachtrieb, owner of the townsite.


Nathrop is located at 38°44′50″N 106°04′32″W / 38.74722°N 106.07556°W / 38.74722; -106.07556 (38.747222,-106.075556).

Ruby Mountain


Ruby Mountain is a rhyolite outcrop located about one mile northeast of Nathrop. Small spessartite garnet crystals are found throughout the outcropping. Small pebbles of black obsidian referred to as "Apache tears" by collectors can also be found in the talus rock at the base of the cliffs.

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