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The Town of Toponas, Colorado Historic Toponas
Originally, Toponas was known as Upper Egeria Park. There is a basalt rock formation east of the town on Highway 134, the Gore Highway, that resembles a sleeping lion. The Ute Indian word meaning 'Sleeping Lion' is Toponas and thus the town found it's name in the early 1880's. The Rock Creek Stage Station/Gore Pass Stage Station was part of the first mail route into the Yampa Valley. It remains standing and on the National Register for Historic Properties.

Toponas Today
Situated at the junction of Highways 131 and 134, Toponas is the southeastern entrance to the Yampa Valley. Located at an elevation of 8,271 feet, it is a small ranching community. Over the past century it has been noted for its fine cattle, premium quality hay, spinach and lettuce production and timber. Some of the best fishing, hunting, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling can be found in the Routt National Forest surrounding Toponas. Amenities include a general store, gas station, community hall, library and post office.

The Road to Toponas

Businesses of Toponas

Toponas Post Office
Hwy 131
Toponas, CO 80479

(970) 638-0072

Toponas Rural Library
33650 CR 134

Toponas, CO 80479

Monday: 9am - 3pm
Tuesday - Sunday: Closed

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