Nathrop

Nathrop

Close to Salida and Buena Vista, Nathrop, Colorado is perfect for those looking for a quiet mountain area to call home.

Living in Nathrop, Colorado is perfect for those looking for close commutes to both Salida and Buena Vista, as well as easy access to Highway 285 for trips to the Front Range. Major natural attractions such as the Arkansas River, fourteener hikes, hot springs, and more are only minutes away from Nathrop. Enjoy all the amenities of mountain town living without the hustle of downtown.

History of Nathrop, Colorado

Founded in 1879 by German immigrant Charles Nachtrieb, Nathrop is one of the oldest communities in the heart of the Arkansas River Valley. Its iconic views of Mt. Antero, Mt. Princeton, and the Chalk Cliffs certainly stick in your memory. The north section of Nathrop can be seen when you drive through Trout Creek Pass and drop down into the Arkansas River Valley. 

Nathrop was a critical juncture in the Denver South Park & Pacific Railroad line, eventually hosting a stagecoach stop, Nachtrieb’s elegant hotel, saloons, stores, and even a weekly newspaper known as “The Press.” It was also home to the area’s first grist mill that supplied citizens with flour and grains.

Living in Nathrop connects you to the Wild West history of Colorado. Charles Nachtrieb was an unfortunate victim of the Lake County Wars when he was shot in the back and killed by an unknown assailant. His wife and family continued to invest in the town after his death in 1881.

Local Nathrop Hikes

  • Alpine Tunnel Trail
  • Poplar Gulch
  • Colorado Trail
  • Brown’s Creek Waterfall Trail
  • Brown’s Lake

Camping in Nathrop, Colorado

  • Chalk Creek Campground & RV Park
  • Ruby Mountain Campground
  • Iron City Campground

Overview for Nathrop, CO

1,180 people live in Nathrop, where the median age is 62 and the average individual income is $45,652. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

1,180

Total Population

62 years

Median Age

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$45,652

Average individual Income

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Around Nathrop, CO

There's plenty to do around Nathrop, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Mary Murphy Steak House - Mt. Princeton Hot Springs Resort, Princeton Market, and Deer Valley Ranch.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.7 miles 53 reviews 3.6/5 stars
Dining 4.74 miles 2 reviews 2.5/5 stars
Active 3.6 miles 12 reviews 3.6/5 stars
Active 0.25 miles 1 review 4/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Nathrop, CO

Nathrop has 822 households, with an average household size of 2. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Nathrop do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

1,180

Total Population

Medium

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

62

Median Age

53.81 / 46.19%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
822

Total Households

2

Average Household Size

$45,652

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

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White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

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