Lininger Mountain

AddressSouth of I-70 exit 256, accessed by Grapevine Road which follows Sawmill Gulch, south to Idledale; Unincorporated Jeffo, Golden Postal Zip 80401
QuadEvergreen, 1965 (1979)
SectionS20, T4S, R70W
Elevation7400 to 7743
SourceInterviews with Dr. Liningers daughters Audrey Hagler and Barbara Brenkert, Sandy Crain, Director of the Hiwan Homestead Museum, 1991.Jefferson County Planning and Zoning Records;City and Mountain Views, May,1994, Mount Vernon Canyon Past to Present by Carole Lomond
OtherGrapevine Road
Initialdate1994-04-27 00:00:00-06
Latestdate1999-04-12 00:00:00-06
HistoryThe mountain was named by Gilbert Lininger a dentist who moved to Colorado in 1906 and purchased the mountain in 1929 to build a home for his family of five daughters. Lininger gained approval for a plot of 20 lots during the late 1960s and sold most of the lots to individual buyers while continuing to expand his family home. He practiced dentistry until he died at the age of 97 in 1993. He was buried next to the home.