The Town of Erie is a Statutory Town located in Weld and Boulder counties, Colorado, United States. At the 2020 census, 17,387 (58%) Erie residents lived in Weld County and 12,651 (42%) lived in Boulder County. Erie is a part of the Denver-Aurora, CO Combined Statistical Area and the Front Range Urban Corridor.
Erie is located just west of Interstate 25, with easy access to Interstate 70, Denver International Airport and Colorado’s entire Front Range. Erie’s Planning Area spans 48 square miles (120 km2), extending from the north side of State Highway 52 south to State Highway 7, and between US 287 on the west and Interstate 25 to the east. Erie is approximately 35 minutes from Denver International Airport, 25 minutes from Denver and 20 minutes from Boulder.
Erie is located in the southwest corner of Weld County and extends west into eastern Boulder County. It is bordered to the south by the city of Broomfield and to the southwest by the city of Lafayette. Interstate 25 forms part of the eastern border of the town, leading south 22 miles (35 km) to downtown Denver and north 41 miles (66 km) to Fort Collins. Erie is served by Exit 232 off I-25. The town had a total area of 12,696 acres (51.379 km2) including 64 acres (0.261 km2) of water.
Erie is home to Lil’ Buckaroo’s Petting Zoo. Nearby is the Luvin Arms Animal Sanctuary. It is also home to Wise Homestead Museum on Jasper Road. Erie has many parks and green spaces such as Longs Peak Park, St John Park, Coal Creek Park, Erie Community Park, Canyon Creek South II Pirate Park/Playground, Grandview Ninja Park, and Erie Singletrack. The town has a golf course called Colorado National Golf Club.
Places of education serving Erie include Erie High School, Erie Elementary School, Highlands Elementary School, Black Rock Elementary School and Erie School of Music.
The town has an airport, the Erie Municipal Airport.
Erie Coordinates: 40°02′25″N 105°02′22″W