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||Segments 1 and 2 begin at Waterton Canyon and continues to Cty. Rd. 126. Segment 3 begins and conitnues S.W. 3 mi., then W. to cross the Buffalo Creek, and continues 2 miles to the Jefferson-Park County line.|
|Quad||Platte Canyon, 1965 (1985); Green Mountain, 1954|
|Section||S20, T4S, R69W; S29, T8S, R71W|
|Source||Melocsay, "Trails Guide to Pikes Peak Country 1991," pp. 143-149; Jacobs, "The Colorado Trail," Segment 3.|
|History||Segments 1-2-3: "Begins at Waterton Canyon, passes Strontia Reservoir, South Platte townsite, a view of Chair Rocks, Top of the World Campground, and a view of Long Scraggy Peak...follow trail to County Road #126 and cross pavement...continue southwest approximately three miles then west to within site of Buffalo and Redskin Campgrounds...continue west, cross the Buffalo Creek and view a granite outcrop above. Lake Wellington called The Castle, continue approximately two miles to Jefferson County and Park County line." Jefferson County Segment: "Extending from Denver to Durango--467 miles, the Colorado Trail 1776 is a continuous non-motorized trail created by thousands of dedicated volunteers. This is not an old historic route but since it was begun to commemorate Colorado's Centennial and the nation's Bicentennial, it has a new claim to history of its own. Most people enjoy this trail by taking it in pieces, for it is cut by roads in many places, providing excellent access."|