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.

Echo Valley Ranch


Address6 mi. W. from Cty. Rd. 126 on Forest Service Rd. 543
QuadGreen Mountain, 1954 (1984)
SectionS8, T8S, R71W
Elevationc. 7990
SourceInterview, Robert P. Colwell, Ranch Owner.
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Initialdate1992-04-14 00:00:00-06
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Latestdate1995-01-20 00:00:00-07
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HistoryThis is a working ranch at the present time. Echo Valley Ranch was homesteaded in c. 1871 and the present ranch house was built in 1894. It is occupied now by the owners, the Robert P Colwell family, who also own Denver property and reside there part of the year.
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