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Wolcott, Colorado
Census-designated place
Bridge over Eagle River in Wolcott
Bridge over Eagle River in Wolcott
Country  United States
State  Colorado
County Eagle County
Area
 • Total 0.39 sq mi (1.00 km2)
 • Land 0.37 sq mi (0.96 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation 6,990 ft (2,130 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 15
 • Density 40/sq mi (15.6/km2)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 • Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 81655
GNIS feature ID 0204665
FIPS code 08-85760

Wolcott is a census-designated place (CDP) and a U.S. Post Office located in Eagle County, Colorado, United States. The population as of the 2010 census was 15. The Wolcott Post Office has the ZIP Code 81655.

A post office called Wolcott has been in operation since 1889. The community was named after Edward O. Wolcott, a United States Senator from Colorado.

Geography

Wolcott is located in central Eagle County at 39°42′10″N 106°40′42″W / 39.70278°N 106.67833°W / 39.70278; -106.67833 (39.702696,-106.678448), in the valley of the Eagle River, a west-flowing tributary of the Colorado River. U.S. Route 6 passes through the community, following the river, while Interstate 70 forms the southern edge of the CDP, with access from Exit 157. I-70 and US-6 each lead 7 miles (11 km) east to Edwards and west 10 miles (16 km) to Eagle, the county seat. Colorado State Highway 131 intersects I-70 at Exit 157, passes through the center of Wolcott, and leads north 72 miles (116 km) to Steamboat Springs.


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