This is an early beta version that’s still a work in progress. We hope to develop and refine the contents going forward. In the meantime, we’re making it fully available to the public as-is. Started by the Jefferson County Historical Commission in the 1990s, it was transferred to the Golden History Museum-City of Golden in 2020.

Buffalo Creek


AddressOriginates at Wellington Lake, destination at Riverview
QuadGreen Mountain, 1954 (1985); Pine, 1954 (1985)
SectionS29&31, T7&8S, R70&71W
Elevation6608-8032
SourceLombard, "Buffalo Beginnings: The People and Places of Buffalo Creek, Colorado," pp. 1-2; Roeder, "Naming Buffalo Creek," Historically Jeffco Magazine Issue 32, 2011, pp. 21-23
Initialdate1992-04-21 00:00:00-06
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Latestdate2012-11-28 00:00:00-07
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HistoryThe creek was once believed to have been named by John C. Fremont or his scouts, but that idea has been questioned more recently by historians with no definitive answer.
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