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.

Croke Canal Trail


AddressFollows Croke Canal from Standley Lake to Hwy. 58, Golden
QuadArvada, 1965 (1994); Golden, 1965 (1994)
SectionS28, T2S, R69W; S23, T3S, R70W
Elevation5506-5800
Source"Daily Transcript," Sept. 25, 1979.
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SeealsoCroke Canal.
Initialdate1994-05-30 00:00:00-06
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Latestdate2012-11-28 00:00:00-07
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HistoryAn element of Jefferson County Open Space Trails Master Plan was adopted by the County Commissioners in 1977. The major north-south Croke Canal Corridor runs 15 miles from Standley Lake, south to Golden. The Croke Canal trail is intersected by three east,west trail corridors; Ralston Creek, Van Bibber Creek, and Clear Creek. Named because the trail runs parallel with the Croke Canal.
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