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Nathrop, Colorado
An old school in Nathrop.
An old school in Nathrop.
Nathrop, Colorado is located in Colorado
Nathrop, Colorado
Nathrop, Colorado
Location in Colorado
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Chaffee County
 • Type unincorporated town
 • Total 0.723 sq mi (1.873 km2)
 • Land 0.723 sq mi (1.873 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.000 km2)
7,680 ft (2,341 m)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
 • Summer (DST) UTC-6 (MDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s) 719
GNIS feature Nathrop CDP

Nathrop is an unincorporated town, a post office, and a census-designated place (CDP) located in and governed by Chaffee County, Colorado, United States. The Nathrop post office has the ZIP code 81236. At the United States Census 2010, the population of the 81236 ZIP Code Tabulation Area was 1,017 including adjacent areas.


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.


The United States Census Bureau defined the Nathrop CDP for the United States Census 2020.

Nathrop CDP, Colorado
Year Pop. ±%
2020 —    
Source: United States Census Bureau
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