[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.
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.