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Lake City
Hinsdale County, Colorado


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Statistics & Facts

The Colorado state capital is Denver.
The population of Lake City is approximately 375 (1990), 408 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 192 (2010).
The amount of land area in Lake City is 2.17 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.028 sq kilometers.
The distance from Lake City to Washington DC is 1719 miles.
The distance to the Colorado state capital is 182 miles. (as the crow flies)
Lake City is positioned 38.02 degrees north of the equator and 107.31 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Lake City elevation is 8,670 feet above sea level.
Lake City average annual precipitation is 16.6 inches peryear.
The average winter temperature is 24 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 72 degrees F.


in southwest Colorado, northwest of Alamosa.
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in an area of high mountains and alpine valleys
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seasonal with around 300 days of sunshine each year.
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History & History Related Items

Enos Hotchkiss was part of a road building party which found gold in "them thar hills" in 1874. The 1880's were successful years for the town as many businesses, churches and people came. Lake City did well until the price of silver plummeted. Lake City is based more on tourism in present times.
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There are five mountain peaks over 14,000 in the nearby area - Uncompaghre, Wetterhorn, Sunshine, Handies and Redcloud. There are 26 peaks over 13,000 also in the area.

Lake San Cristobal
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