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.

Cloudcrest Vacation Homes


AddressCty. Rd. 96, 1.5 mi. downstream from Buffalo Creek community (unincorporated Jefferson County)
QuadPlatte Canyon, 1985
SectionS21, T7S, R70W
Elevation6480
SourceInterviews, local residents of Buffalo Creek community, 1993.
OtherCloudcrest Post Office
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Initialdate1992-02-28 00:00:00-07
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Latestdate1995-01-10 00:00:00-07
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HistoryTwo private residences are located across the North Fork of the South Platte River with access by car over a bridge. They were originally owned by a Mr. Jordon, then sold to Henry Nadorff, then resold several times. A post office was located here from 1916-1918 (on the railroad track side of the river). One structure was bought in 1992 by a professor at Yale University who had resided in Jefferson County. It has been enlarged and renovated extensively to become a comfortable and attractive vacation home. The origin of the name is unknown.
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