3.3 out of 10

Deer Trail

39.6178627621644 -104.043431236503
Great for
  • Parking
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Schools
  • Childcare
Not great for
  • Medical Facilities
  • Public Transport
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Country Lovers
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  •  

Reviews

2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 1/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"The first rodeo was held here in Deer Trail"

Deer Trail is a very small town with just over 550 residents and lies on the eastern corridor about 55 miles outside Denver. There is a gas station, a library and the schools, but not too much else. Most of the homes in town here are within walking distance to the schools. The high school has a pool in it which is nice for the town kids since there really isn't much else to do here.

One neat thing about Deer Trail is that it's the location of the first ever rodeo which happened on July 4, 1869. The town started out as a stop for the stage coach and later the railroad went through here. The town was a little hub-bub of activity with ranchers and cattlemen bringing their sheep and other livestock here. There were several churches and two banks that eventually merged in later years. The town was much larger than it was today, because back in 1965 there was a big flood that wiped out much of the main town and residents decided to move elsewhere instead of rebuild.

The median list price for homes in this area is $110,000, while the median household income is $44,800. There are no longer many big businesses here so people either farm, ranch, or commute.
Pros
  • very quiet
Cons
  • few amenities and businesses
  • far from Denver
Recommended for
  • Country Lovers
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 1/5
  • Medical Facilities 1/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Deer Trail --World's first rodeo 1869"

Deer Trail is a town of about 600 people right along I-70, 55 miles east of Denver. When you are traveling to Colorado from the east you know you are getting close to the good stuff (Mountains!) when you reach Deer Trail, your not in Kansas anymore:)

Kansas Pacific Railway built a train depot there in 1870 marking the founding of the town. The town has gone through booms and busts over the last century plus and a major flood in 1965 being the most recent. Deer Trail is famous for being the home of the world's first rodeo on July 4th, 1869. There is competition from west Texas and other western towns for this honor it looks like Deer Trail was the first official cowboy competition.

The town's average household income is about $30,000 and many residents work in agriculture or the trucking industry, some commute into Denver. Actually, Deer Trail School District 26J is the largest employer in the community.
Pros
  • horses and cowboys
  • nice rural town
Cons
  • still too far to commute to Front Range
  • few amenities and businesses
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
  • Country Lovers

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