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.

Chair Rocks


Address2 mi. N.E. of Buffalo Creek at the Top of the World Campground
QuadPlatte Canyon, 1965 (1985)
SectionS28, T7S, R70W
Elevation7975
SourceInterview, Local Residents, 1992.
OtherColorado Trail 1776
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Initialdate1992-05-11 00:00:00-06
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Latestdate1995-11-04 00:00:00-07
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HistoryThis rock formation was named for the resemblance of two large chairs;also called "King and Queen Thrones." This was a very popular picnic spot until the U.S. Forest Service closed the access road in the early 1990s. It still can be reached by foot.
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