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Rio Blanco County, Colorado

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Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Rio Blanco County, Colorado.

Official Website

Rio Blanco County was created on March 25, 1889 and is named for the White River, that runs through it.

On May 17, 1973, Rio Blanco County became one of two counties in Colorado to have a peaceful nuclear explosion as a part of Operation Plowshare. There were three nearly simultaneous explosions targeted at fracking oil, all detonated as Project Rio Blanco.

Adjacent Counties

Towns & Communities

  • Buford
  • Meeker (County Seat)
  • Rangely
  • White River City



Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places

Routt National Forest (part)

White River National Forest (part)