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.
|Address||1200 acres S. of Clear Creek Canyon, 80401|
|Quad||Evergreen, 1965 (1994)|
|Section||S1, 2 & 3, T4S, R71W; S6 & 7, T4S, R70W|
|Elevation||7200 to 7800|
|Source||"City and Mountain Views," April 1998; Lomond, "Mt. Vernon Canyon Past to Present."|
|History||After enjoying the Apex Trail, and Rilliet Park as a child and teenager, Denver native Carla Swan began purchasing land on Lookout Mountain to preserve it. In 1986, she established the Clear Creek Land Conservancy and donated 240 acres to begin a plan to protect as much of Clear Creek Canyon as possible. She died in 1993, but her work has continued via the CCLC board and Jefferson County Open Space. By 1998, the CCLC has been instrumental in preserving 1,100 acres.|