Situated along Northern Colorado’s front range, Greeley is the most populated city and county seat of Weld County. The population was around 107,000 residents in 2018.
It’s started out as a farming town and continues that legacy today, however technology has kept up with the town. It’s home to UNC, the University of Northern Colorado. The approximately 12,000-student large university was founded on April 1st, 1889.
Greeley is located near the middle of Weld County at 4,675 feet of elevation. There’s a myth that when you smell manure in the air in Denver, there’s a storm coming that’s blowing air from Greeley.
The town was founded as Union Colony in 1869, an experimental utopian society, but later named after Horace Greeley, editor of the New-York Tribune, whom came to the area in 1859 during the gold rush.
Camping: Read about the camping near Greeley and Pawnee National Grassland.
Hotels and lodging:
- Read about the best hotels in Greeley.
Jun – Greeley Blues Jam – Weekend of live blues music at Island Grove Regional Park. This is a fantastic music festival to kick off the summer in early June.
Jun-Jul – Greeley Stampede – Two week long July 4th celebration that goes back around hundred years, featuring a rodeo, monster trucks, country music, parades and fireworks.
Activities near Greeley
Made in Colorado:
- Saint Vrain State Park (31mi)
- Briggsdale (30mi)
- Denver (56mi)
- Fort Collins (25mi)
- Johnstown (16mi)
- Keenesburg (33mi)
- Kersey (10mi)
- Longmont (35mi)
- Loveland (12mi)
- Severance (14mi)
- Windsor (14mi)
Visit the Greeley’s official website.
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