Greeley West Gateway -Monument Sign

Like a beacon on the plains, Greeley, the “Athens of the West”, is located in northeastern Colorado on the Great Plains at the foot of the Rocky Mountains along the Cache La Poudre River. As a traveler approaches the city from the west, their arrival is marked by a strong yet subtle welcoming monument.

Rising from the ground among drifts of blowing waves of grain, this monument stands as a mute testimony to the solidity of the city. Featuring the inspiring forms of the Pawnee Buttes and the native geographical and cultural history of the place, the monument symbolizes the rising of the city from the plains of fertile soil.