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 Peak Historic Refuse Dump


Address8 mi. S.W. of Buffalo Creek in Pike National Forest.
QuadGreen Mountain, 1954
SectionS6, T9S, R70W
Elevationc. 9600
SourceHistoric Inventory Form #5JF459, 1987, Colorado Historical Society.
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Initialdate1998-11-27 00:00:00-07
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HistoryPost 1930 site consists of a scattering of historic trash on the south slope of a ridge. Artifacts include black powder cans, food cans, muffler, small bottles, machine parts, tobacco cans, cable, and stove pipe.
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