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Devil’s Garden Gulch


AddressOpens on Clear Creek from the N., approx. .5 mi. E. of Huntsman; 1.5 mi. long.
QuadRalston Buttes, 1965 (1971); Evergreen, 1965 (1979).
SectionS25,36 T3S, R71W; S36, T3S, R71W.
Elevation7200
SourceInterview, George Shephard, Golden Gate Canyon Rancher, May 1994; James Grafton Rodgers, Place Names of Colorado, 1955.
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SeealsoBear Creek
Initialdate1994-05-16 00:00:00-06
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Latestdate1996-08-23 00:00:00-06
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HistoryThis tributary (right hand) of Bear Creek (mouth), S32, T4S, R70W, is about 1.5 miles long and is .5 mile west of Idledale. Denver Mountain Parks Map, 1924 (1939). Devil's Garden Gulch takes its name from the lower .5 mile of the gulch made impassable by rock formations.
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