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Colorado City, Texas

In 1877, a Texas Ranger camp on the present townsite was first known as the Anglo-American settlement. Colorado City became a boisterous frontier supply point and recreation center, and the seat of Mitchell County.

Today, Colorado City is the center of a rich agricultural region that includes extensive industry related to petroleum.

During designated seasons, hunters seek pronghorn antelope, deer, jave lina, wild turkey, upland game birds and migratory waterfowl.

Antique and craft malls and other shops offer excellent downtown shopping. Colorado City Playhouse is community theater.

The Chamber of Commerce sponsors a Railhead Trade Days on the first weekend of March and June, and the second weekend in November. The city also hosts its bluegrass festival, Mitchell County Old Timers Festival and CowboyBreakfast the last weekend of September.

Attractions and Upcoming Events

Heart of West Texas Museum

Artifacts pertaining to early history of West Texas, including buffalo tracks from Seven Wells, horse-drawn hearse, fron tier ranch and home equipment, 19

Colorado City, TX Museums

City Parks

Ruddick Park on 7th St. is on Lone Wolf Creek and features a limited number of RV campsites. There are also picnic shelters, grills, swimming pool, and playground. For information, call 325/728-5331.

Colorado City, TX City Parks

Lake Colorado City State Park

500-acre site on Lake Colorado City has cottages, boat ramp, rest rooms and picnic facilities;

Colorado City, TX State Parks

Branding Wall

More than 230 cattle brands that are being used or have been used in Mitchell County on a 10-ft. by 50

Colorado City, TX Museums

Wolf Creek Golf Links

Course Access: Semi-Private
Holes: 9
Reserve Advance Tee Times: 1

Colorado City, TX Golf Courses

Things to do near Colorado City, TX

Knox County Museum

Barbed-wire collection and other relics from early settlers on view in county courthouse, which was built in 1936 to replace ...

Sand Hills

A chain of sand dunes extend for 130 miles, three to five miles wide. Archeological findings show that the area was inhabited...

Canadian River Wagon Bridge

A 1916 steel bridge built over the waters of the Canadian River now is the focal point for a scenic hike and bike trail. The ...

Parks

31 spacious, green parks featuring picnic facilities, playground equipment and swimming pools....

Mobeetie Jail Museum

Housed in restored jail; early-day sheriff's quarters authentically furnished. Displays of historical items from Wheeler Coun...