Lookout Mountain Nature Center

Address910 Colorow Road on Lookout Mountain; Unincorporated JeffCo, Golden Postal Zip code 80401.
QuadMorrison, 1994
SectionS8, T4S, R70W
SourceJefferson County Open Space, Mt. Vernon Canyon Past to Present by Carole Lomond.
OtherLorraine Lodge (Boettcher Mansion)
Initialdate1998-01-05 00:00:00-07
Latestdate2012-12-03 00:00:00-07
HistoryCharles Boettcher purchased 112 acres from Lookout Mountain Development company (Rees Vidler) between Lookout Mountain Road and Colorow Road in 1918 and built a hunting lodge. He fenced the land to keep "pet" elk and other wild animals. His daughter, Charlene Breeden, gave the land with mansion to Jefferson County. The Jefferson County Open Space program took over management of the land and a small house used by the Boettcher cook and her family. Trails were cut into a "Forest Loop" and a Meadow Loop. The Lorraine Lodge is managed by Jefferson County as a conference center. A new Nature Center was built in 1997 to accommodate nature exhibits and seminars.