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.

Crosson or Crossons

Address5 mi. S.W. of Pine on the N. Fork of the S. Platte River
QuadGreen Mountain, 1954 (1984)
SectionS8, T8S, R71W
Elevationc. 8000
SourceInterview, Robt. P. Colwell, Echo Valley Ranch Owner, 1992.
OtherCrosson at Crossons Railroad Stop; Crosson Post Office
Initialdate1992-02-28 00:00:00-07
Latestdate2014-04-16 00:00:00-06
HistoryThis was the location of a gold mine in c. 1878 and a stop on the Colorado & Southern R.R. until 1937 when the line was discontinued. Few remains of buildings are left and the property is owned by a local rancher, Robert P. Colwell and his Echo Valley Ranch.