Kiwanis Reservation

Address240 acres on E. slope of Genesee Mountain.
QuadEvergreen, 1994
SectionS19, T4S, R70W
SourceGenesee Foundation; Kiwanis Club of Denver; "City and Mountain Views," (December 1996); Lomond, "Mt. Vernon Canyon Past to Present."
OtherGenesee Mountain
SeealsoGenesee Development
Initialdate1998-01-05 00:00:00-07
HistoryA Denver Kiwanis Club committee purchased a 240-acre tract east of Genesee Mountain in the mid-1920s. A platt allowed as many as 370 summer cabins, a summer camp for underprivileged children, a golf course, a permanent camp for Boy Scouts, private lodges, and a club house. Kiwanians worldwide were invited to invest and visit to enjoy mountain recreation. Several cabins and lodges were built by wealthy club members before the Great Depression halted the development. The land was incorporated in the massive Genesee development approved in 1973.