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.

Colorow Point


Address909 Colorow Road on Lookout Mountain, 80401
QuadMorrison, 1965 (1994)
SectionS4, T4S, R70W
Elevation7460
SourceNational Register of Historic Places - Multiple Property Documentation of Denver Mountain Parks 1988; Denver "Municipal Facts 1917-23;" "City and Mountain Views," June 1994; Lomond, "Mt. Vernon Canyon Past to Present."
OtherLookout Mountain Nature Center, Windy Saddle Jefferson County Open Space Park.
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Initialdate1998-01-05 00:00:00-07
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History"Colorow" was a Ute Indian Chief who frequented the foothills during the 1880s until the early 20th century. The City of Denver purchased .37 acre off Colorow Road on Lookout Mountain in 1915. This tiny site is famous for the extraordinary views of Clear Creek Canyon to the north and the west, and the northern plains beyond Golden. The Beaver Brook Trail can be accessed from Colorow Point which is next to the Lookout Mountain Nature Center. Jefferson County now owns over 2000 acres of open space to the south, north, and east of Colorow Point.
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