Colorado is known for great wildlife viewing, but here are five "animal' towns in Colorado that have very little to do with wildlife. The one thing they have in common is there is an animal in their name. How many of these 'animal' towns have you visited?
Deer Trail is located about 55 miles east of Denver on Interstate 70, with a population of 576 people. The town was founded in 1870 when the Kansas Pacific Railway was built, not because it was home to any wildlife.
You'll find Dinosaur in Moffat County in the extreme northwest corner of the state. The population is 312, not counting the dinosaurs. The town was originally called Artesia, but changed its name in 1966 to capitalize on its close location to Dinosaur National Monument, just east of town. You'll love the street names like Brontosaurus Blvd., Stegsaurus Freeway, and Triceratops Terrace.
The most familiar animal town on our list is, of course, in Eagle County, on Interstate 70, boasting a population of 6,508. While we aren't sure about the eagle population, the area is well-known for its mountain biking, trail running, and hiking.
Most people have at least heard of Black Hawk, even if they have never been there. While it is historically known as a mining town adjacent to Central City, today Black Hawk is a popular gambling destination.
The mighty town of Foxfield has a population of 770 people, a suburb of Denver, located between Aurora and Centennial. It did not become a town until 1994, born out of disagreements with zoning proposals. The name Foxfield came from a suggestion by one of the residents who's in-laws were from the village of Foxfield in England. Community members liked the name and went with it.