Colorado Fuel and Iron: Company Mines

Sopris Coal Mine

Location: Huerfano County, Colorado
Sopris No. 1: 
Years of Operation: 1887-1928
Sopris No. 2: 
Years of Operation: 1911-1928
Total Production (Tons): 8,921,000
Sopris Mine comprised of Sopris. No. 1 and No. 2.

Sopris was a CF&I coal mining community that now lies beneath the surface of Trinidad Lake in Trinidad Lake State Park. It was named after General E. B. Sopris, a local land owner. More information about this community can be found at this website. 


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