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.

Crystal Lake


Address1 mi. W. of Pine
QuadPine, 1965 (1985)
SectionS28, T7S, R71W
Elevation6850
SourceInterviews, Area Residents, 1992; Denver and Intermountain Railroad Time Table, June 5, 1922.
OtherCrystal Lake Post Office; Crystal Lake Railroad Stop
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Initialdate1992-04-21 00:00:00-06
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Latestdate1995-01-20 00:00:00-07
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HistoryIce was harvested from the lake around 1900 and transported to Denver via the Denver & Southern Railroad's narrow-gauge train until 1937 when the line was discontinued. 200 pound blocks were loaded into cleaned-out cattle cars. It is a private fishing lake at the present time. Was probably named for the crystal-clear ice.
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