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.

Cherokee Trail


AddressCrosses into Jefferson County after crossing the South Platte River at the mouth of Cherry Creek and heads north along front range.
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Latestdate1999-02-22 00:00:00-07
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HistoryWell known to the Indian tribes, this trail received its name in 1849 when the Cherokees followed it as part of their route from their Oklahoma reservation to the California gold fields. Route was also well known to the early mountain men and trappers of the region.
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