Clear Creek Land Conservancy

Address1200 acres S. of Clear Creek Canyon, 80401
QuadEvergreen, 1965 (1994)
SectionS1, 2 & 3, T4S, R71W; S6 & 7, T4S, R70W
Elevation7200 to 7800
Source"City and Mountain Views," April 1998; Lomond, "Mt. Vernon Canyon Past to Present."
Initialdate1998-08-25 00:00:00-06
HistoryAfter 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.