[Downtown Greeley. Photo: Jeffrey Beall] Situated in Northern Colorado, Greeley is the most populated city and county seat of Weld County. The population is near 100,000 residents.
It’s started out as a farming town and continues that legacy today, however technology has kept up with the town today. 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.
Top 9 Cool Hotels in Greeley – Tour one of America’s greenest cities! Greeley is an exciting front range city that features impressive walking and biking trails, as well as easy access to the Northern Colorado Rockies. Since it’s close to both the Rocky Mountains…
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.
Things To Do near Greeley, CO
Made in Colorado:
- Denver (56mi)
- Fort Collins (25mi)
- Johnstown (16mi)
- Keenesburg (33mi)
- Longmont (35mi)
- Loveland (12mi)
Visit the town’s official website.