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Elk Creek Canyon


AddressOpens on Clear Creek Canyon from N. approx. midway in canyon. Approximately 6.5 mi. in length.
QuadBlack Hawk, 1972; Evergreen, 1965 (1979; Ralston Buttes, 1965 (1971).
SectionS13,19,24, T3S, R72W; S19,20,21,27,28,34, T3S, R71W; S34, T3S,R71W, S33, T3S, R72.
Elevationc.7200-8778
SourceInterview, Kenneth Green, Golden Gate Canyon Rancher, May 1994.
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SeealsoClear Creek Canyon
Initialdate1994-05-16 00:00:00-06
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Latestdate1996-08-30 00:00:00-06
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HistoryThis canyon is about 6.5 miles long and drains to the south slope of Black Hawk Mountain. It was named for the large number of elk which occupied the drainage. It was also a stop on the Colorado Central Railroad. See Evergreen Quad, Railroad Bridges and Depots.
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