Mount Vernon Canyon


AddressCanyon's mouth 3 mi. S. of Golden
QuadEvergreen, 1965 (1979)
SectionS13, 18, T4S, R70W
Elevation7000-7600
SourceInterview, Jim Mortenson, Jefferson County Schools Administrator; Bentley, "The Upper Side of the Pie Crust," p. 10.
Initialdate1994-05-02 00:00:00-06
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Latestdate1995-03-17 00:00:00-07
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HistoryA canyon paralleling Interstate 70 for two or three miles just west of where westbound I-70 enters the foothills. Named after early town of Mount Vernon, which was named by Colorado Governor Robert Steele after the residence of George Washington. The route was recognized by early settlers as the Ute Trail.
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