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Encyclopedia > Cripple Creek, Colorado
City of Cripple Creek, Colorado
Downtown Cripple Creek today
Location in Teller County and the State of Colorado
Location in Teller County and the State of Colorado
Coordinates: 38°44′50″N 105°10′45″W / 38.74722, -105.17917
Country Flag of the United States United States
State Flag of Colorado State of Colorado
County Teller County Seat[1]
Incorporated June 9, 1892[2]
Government
 - Type Statutory City[1]
 - Mayor Ed Libby[3]
Area
 - Total 1.1 sq mi (2.9 km²)
 - Land 1.1 sq mi (2.9 km²)
 - Water 0 sq mi (0 km²)
Elevation 9,494 ft (2,894 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,115
 - Density 1,013.6/sq mi (384.5/km²)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 - Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP Code[4] 80813
Area code(s) 719
FIPS code 08-18530
GNIS feature ID 0204769
Website: City of Cripple Creek

The historic City of Cripple Creek is a statutory city that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States.[5] Cripple Creek is a former gold mining camp located 44 miles (71 km) southwest of Colorado Springs near the base of Pikes Peak. The Cripple Creek Historic District, which received National Historic Landmark status in 1961, includes part or all of city and includes surrounding area. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2635x1666, 949 KB) Summary Downtown w:Cripple Creek, Colorado. ... Teller County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... 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History

At an elevation of 9,494 feet and just below timberline, for many years Cripple Creek's high valley was considered no more important than a cattle pasture. Many prospectors avoided the area after the misnamed Mount Pisgah hoax, a mini gold rush caused by salting (adding gold to worthless rock).[6] In this view of an alpine tree-line, the distant line looks particularly sharp. ... Scam and Confidence Man redirect here. ...

View of Cripple Creek, circa 1900
Cripple Creek, 1957
Cripple Creek, 1957

In 1891, however, rich ore was found and the last great Colorado gold rush was on. Thousands of prospectors flocked to the region, and before long W. S. Stratton located the famous Independence lode, one of the largest gold strikes in history. By 1900 Cripple Creek and its sister city, Victor, were substantial communities. Cripple Creek, Colorado, from stereopticon card, c. ... Cripple Creek, Colorado, from stereopticon card, c. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 457 pixelsFull resolution (2628 × 1501 pixel, file size: 919 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Other images by this contributor - http://en. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 457 pixelsFull resolution (2628 × 1501 pixel, file size: 919 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Other images by this contributor - http://en. ... Year 1891 (MDCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For other meanings, see Gold rush (disambiguation) A gold rush is a period of feverish migration of workers into the area of a dramatic discovery of commercial quantities of gold. ... Winfield Scott Stratton (July 22, 1848- September 14, 1902). ... Strattons Independence Mine and Mill is a historic mining site near Victor, Colorado on the south slope of Battle Mountain. ... Victor is a city located in Teller County, Colorado. ...


During the 1890s, many of the miners in the Cripple Creek area joined a miners' union, the Western Federation of Miners (WFM). A significant strike took place in 1894, marking one of the few times in history that a sitting governor called out the national guard to protect miners from forces under the control of the mine owners. By 1903 the allegiance of the state government had shifted, however, and Governor James Peabody sent the Colorado National Guard into Cripple Creek with the goal of destroying union power in the gold camps. The WFM strike of 1903 and the governor's response precipitated the Colorado Labor Wars, a struggle that took many lives. Western Federation of Miners famous flyer entitled Is Colorado in America? The Western Federation of Miners (WFM) was a radical labor union that gained a reputation for militancy in the mine fields of the western United States. ... View of Cripple Creek, circa 1900 Cripple Creek miners strike of 1894 was a successful five-month strike by the Western Federation of Miners (WFM) in Cripple Creek, Colorado. ... It has been suggested that National Guard Bureau be merged into this article or section. ... James Hamilton Peabody was Governor of Colorado from 1903 to 1905. ... Colorados most significant battles between labor and capital occurred primarily between miners and mine operators. ...


Through 2005, the Cripple Creek district produced about 23.5 million troy ounces (731 tonnes) of gold. The old underground mines are exhausted, but open pit mining has operated since 1994 east of Cripple Creek, near its sister city of Victor, Colorado. Troy ounce is a traditional unit of gold weight. ... Victor is a city located in Teller County, Colorado. ...


With many empty storefronts and picturesque homes, Cripple Creek once drew interest as a ghost town. At one point the population dropped to a few hundred, although Cripple Creek was never entirely deserted. In the 1970s and 1980s travelers on photo safari might find themselves in a beautiful decaying historic town. A few restaurants and bars catered to tourists who could drive by weathered empty homes with lace curtains still hanging in broken windows. For other uses, see Ghost town (disambiguation). ...


Colorado voters allowed Cripple Creek to establish legalized gambling in the early 1990s. Cripple Creek has a population of around 1500 residents and is currently more of a gambling and tourist town than a ghost town. Casinos now occupy many historic buildings. Casino gambling has been successful in bringing revenue and vitality back into the area. Gamble redirects here. ...


Culture

The Cripple Creek and Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad, a narrow gauge train ride from Cripple Creek passes several small ghost towns, goldmines and glory holes. The Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine provides tours into a real gold mine led by a real gold miner.[7] Narrow-gauge railways are railroads (railways) with track spaced at less than the standard gauge of 4 ft 8 in (1. ... GoldMine is a Customer Relationship Managment software package. ...


In 2006 Cripple Creek broke ground on the new Pikes Peak Heritage Center. This new building is being constructed during the 2006/2007 season and will cost over $2.5 million. The building will be over 11,000 square feet (1,000 m²) of educational displays. State of the art electronics will be used throughout the building and there will also be a large theatre showing historical films about the area. Admission will be free and there will be no retail space in the building, so as to enhance the educational experience of visitors.


Cripple Creek is also home to the Butte Opera House, a theatre first managed by the Mackin family (previous owners of the Imperial Hotel and producers of a long-running, much-loved melodrama theatre company). The Butte is currently the home of the Thin Air Theatre Company that produces shows year-round.


From May through October, Cripple Creek features events like Chili Cook-offs and Pony Express Races. Cripple Creek also features a 1200 seat outdoor concert venue with several concerts through the season.


Like many other mining towns of the Old West, Cripple Creek has a reputation for being haunted. Given its rich history, complete with mining accidents, floods, fires, lawlessness, and bloody battles between mine owners and labor unions, this comes as no surprise. In fact, there are so many tales of spirits wandering this historic town, that at one time boasted one homicide per day, believers say it is one of the most haunted cities in the United States.


Geography

Cripple Creek is located at 38°44′50″N, 105°10′45″W (38.747294, -105.179283)[8].


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.9 km²), all of it land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Volcanic history

The gold-bearing area of the Cripple Creek district was the core of an ancient volcano of six square miles. Cripple Creek is in the Thirtynine Mile volcanic field. Free gold was found near the surface but at depth unoxidized tellurides and sulfides were found. Cleveland Volcano in the Aleutian Islands of Alaska photographed from the International Space Station For other uses, see Volcano (disambiguation). ... The Thirtynine Mile volcanic field, located in Park and Teller counties, Colorado, was the site of significant volcanism in the Tertiary Period (See: geologic timescale). ... A telluride ion is a tellurium atom with two extra electrons and charge −2. ... Formally, sulfide is the dianion, S2−, which exists in strongly alkaline aqueous solutions formed from H2S or alkali metal salts such as Li2S, Na2S, and K2S. Sulfide is exceptionally basic and, with a pKa > 14, it does not exist in appreciable concentrations even in highly alkaline water. ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 10,147
1910 6,206 -38.8%
1920 2,325 -62.5%
1930 1,427 -38.6%
1940 2,358 65.2%
1950 853 -63.8%
1960 614 -28.0%
1970 425 -30.8%
1980 655 54.1%

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 1,115 people, 494 households, and 282 families residing in the city. The population density was 988.7 people per square mile (381.0/km²). There were 737 housing units at an average density of 653.5/sq mi (251.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.29% White, 0.90% African American, 2.15% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 1.43% from other races, and 2.42% from two or more races. 6.01% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twentieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,545,805, an increase of 11. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... Hispanic Americans (Spanish: Hispano Americano) are Americans of Hispanic ethnicity who largely identify with the Hispanic cultural heritage. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 494 households out of which 23.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.7% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.9% were non-families. 30.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.82. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 30.2% from 45 to 64, and 8.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 104.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $39,261, and the median income for a family was $41,685. Males had a median income of $27,600 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,607. About 4.7% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 6.1% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Students are served by the Cripple Creek-Victor High School.


In popular culture and media

  • The Band's 1969 eponymous album includes the song "Up on Cripple Creek", but places its location in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
  • The Cripple Creek Theatre Company, which derives its name from The Band song, is located in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Neil Young's 1970 album After the Gold Rush includes the song "Cripple Creek Ferry".
  • Linda Goodman's novel Gooberz (1989) is set in Cripple Creek, where Goodman made her home.
  • Vincent J. Cardinal's off-Broadway play, The Colorado Catechism (1990), takes place in a fictional rehabilitation center in Cripple Creek.
  • A sandwich named the "Cripple Creek" is made by Colorado-based Silver Mine Subs, a national chain of submarine sandwich shops.
  • A classic Bluegrass banjo tune called "Cripple Creek" has long been a favorite of banjo virtuosos.
  • Craig T. Nelson got his start at the melodrama at the Imperial Hotel.
  • Robert Bly's poem, "Condition of the Working Classes, 1970", from his 1973 book, Sleepers Joining Hands, mentions the town.
  • Robert Bly's poem "After the Industrial Revolution, All Things Happen at Once," from his 1967 National Book Award winner, The Light Around the Body, mentions "the dead of Cripple Creek."
  • Bob Dylan's 1962 song "Rambling, Gambling Willie, which appears on The Bootleg Series Volumes 1–3 (Rare & Unreleased) 1961–1991, released in 1991, mentions the town of Cripple Creek, located in the song in the Rocky Mountains, in the fourth verse.

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See also

The 270 active municipalities of the State of Colorado operate under one of five types of municipal governing authority:[1][2] Consolidated City and County – Only Denver and Broomfield have consolidated city and county governments: The City and County of Denver operates under Article XX, Section 4 of the Constitution... The Colorado Springs Metropolitan Statistical Area is a United States Census Bureau defined Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) located in the Colorado Springs region of the State of Colorado. ... The Front Range Urban Corridor is an oblong region of urban population located along the eastern face of the Southern Rocky Mountains in the U.S. states of Colorado and Wyoming. ... Scenery along the byway. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... Teller County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ...

References

  1. ^ a b Active Colorado Municipalities (HTML). State of Colorado, Department of Local Affairs. Retrieved on 2007-09-01.
  2. ^ Colorado Municipal Incorporations (HTML). State of Colorado, Department of Personnel & Administration, Colorado State Archives (2004-12-01). Retrieved on 2007-09-02.
  3. ^ Mayor and City Council. City of Cripple Creek. Retrieved on 2007-08-14.
  4. ^ ZIP Code Lookup (JavaScript/HTML). United States Postal Service. Retrieved on September 6, 2007.
  5. ^ Find a County. National Association of Counties. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ Dan Plazak A Hole in the Ground with a liar at the Top (2006) ISBN 978-0-87480-840-7 (contains a chapter on the Mt. Pisgah hoax)
  7. ^ Feitz, L., (1968), Cripple Creek Railroads: The Rail Systems of the Gold Camp, Little London Press, Colorado Springs, ISBN 0-93656-415-6
  8. ^ US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990. United States Census Bureau (2005-05-03). Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  9. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.

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  • Cripple Creek, Colorado is at coordinates 38°44′50″N 105°10′45″W / 38.747294, -105.179283 (Cripple Creek, Colorado)Coordinates: 38°44′50″N 105°10′45″W / 38.747294, -105.179283 (Cripple Creek, Colorado)


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Monte Vista National Wildlife Refuge is a United State National Wildlife Refuge located in southern Colorado. ... The Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge is a National Wildlife Refuge of the United States located in central Colorado. ... Two Ponds National Wildlife Refuge is a unit of the National Wildlife Refuge system located in Arvada, Colorado. ... U.S. National Forests are protected forests and woodland areas in the United States. ... The Arapaho National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... The Grand Mesa National Forest is a U.S. National Forest in Delta and Mesa Counties in Western Colorado. ... The Gunnison National Forest is a U.S. National Forest covering over 1,700,000 acres (6900 km²) in Mesa, Gunnison, Hinsdale and Saguache Counties in Western part of the U.S. state of Colorado. ... The Pike National Forest is located in the Front Range of Colorado, west of Colorado Springs and including Pikes Peak. ... Rio Grande National Forest is a 1. ... Colorado with Roosevelt National Forest in red The Roosevelt National Forest is a U.S. National Forest located in north central Colorado. ... Routt National Forest is a National Forest located in northwest Colorado. ... San Isabel National Forest is located in central Colorado. ... The San Juan National Forest is a U.S. National Forest covering over 1,800,000 acres (7,200 km²) in Archuleta, Conjeos, Dolores, Hinsdale, La Plata, Mineral, Montezuma, Rio Grande, San Miguel and San Juan Counties in Western Colorado. ... Colorado with Uncompahgre National Forest in red Uncompahgre National Forest is a U.S. National Forest covering over 1,000,000 acres (4,000 km²) in Gunnison, Hinsdale, Mesa, Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel Counties in Western Colorado. ... White River National Forest is a National Forest in northwest Colorado. ... United States National Grasslands are protected areas of the United States. ... A hiker in the park. ... The Pawnee National Grassland is a United States National Grassland located in northeastern Colorado on the Colorado Eastern Plains. ... The National Wilderness Preservation System protects federally managed land areas that are of a pristine condition. ... Satellite image of the park and Curecanti National Recreation Area. ... The Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness is located in western Colorado and eastern Utah, USA, within the arid Colorado Plateau region approximately 15 miles (24 kilometers) west of Grand Junction, Colorado. ... The Cache la Poudre Wilderness is administered by the USDA Forest Service. ... The Collegiate Peaks Wilderness is a 168,000 acre area located in central Colorado between Leadville and Buena Vista to the east and Aspen to the west and Crested Butte to the southwest. ... The Comanche Peaks Wilderness is administered by the USDA Forest Service. ... The Flat Tops Wilderness Area is a U.S. Wilderness area located in White River National Forest in northwestern Colorado. ... Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is a United States National Park located in Alamosa County and Saguache County, Colorado, United States. ... Lake Isabelle below Navajo, Apache and Shoshoni Peaks The Indian Peaks Wilderness is a wilderness area in north central Colorado managed by the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest. ... James Peak of James Peak Wilderness James Peak Wilderness is a wilderness area in north central Colorado managed by the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forest. ... The eponymous Lizard Head The Lizard Head Wilderness is a wilderness area in southwest Colorado. ... The Lost Creek Wilderness is a 119,790 area located in central Colorado in Jefferson and Park counties south of the town of Bailey. ... The Mount Massive Wilderness is a federally designated wilderness area in the Sawatch Range, located in the US state of Colorado. ... The Mount Sneffels Wilderness is a wilderness area in southwest Colorado, and is managed by the Uncompahgre National Forest. ... Mount Zirkel Wilderness Area ia a U.S. Wilderness Area located in the Routt National Forest in northwest Colorado. ... The Neota Wilderness is administered by the USDA Forest Service. ... The Platte River Wilderness is primarily located in south central Wyoming, with a small section extending into Colorado in the United States. ... The Powderhorn Wilderness is a 60,100 acre (243 km²) wilderness area in Hinsdale County, Colorado located 5 miles (8 km) northeast of Lake City. ... The Rawah Wilderness is administered by the USDA Forest Service. ... The Spanish Peaks Wilderness is a 17,855 acre (72. ... The Uncompahgre Wilderness (formally called the Big Blue Wilderness) is a wilderness area in southwest Colorado, USA. It is managed by the Uncompahgre National Forest. ... The Weminuche Wilderness is a wilderness area in southwest Colorado managed by the San Juan National Forest on the west side of the Continental Divide and the Rio Grande National Forest on the east side of the divide. ... National Scenic Trail is a designation for protected areas in the United States that consist of trails of particular natural beauty. ... The Continental Divide Trail is a United States National Scenic Trail running 3,100 miles (5,000 km) between Mexico and Canada. ... Colorado State Capitol in Denver Main article: State of Colorado The Constitution of the U.S. State of Colorado provides for three branches of government: the legislative, the executive, and the judicial branches. ... This is a list of state parks and reserves in the Colorado state park system. ... Bonny Lake State Park is a state park located in Yuma County, Colorado. ... Castlewood Canyon State Park is a state park near Franktown, Colorado. ... Chatfield State Park is a state park located in Douglas County, Colorado, United States. ... Cherry Creek State Park is a state park located in Arapahoe County, Colorado, United States. ... Eldorado Canyon State Park is part of the Colorado State Park system. ... Jackson Lake State Park is located northeast of Mancos, Colorado in eastern Montezuma County, Colorado. ... James M. Robb-Colorado River State park Borders the Colorado River at this Point The James M. Robb - Colorado River State Park is located around Fruita, Colorado. ... Pearl Lake State Park, at the base of Hahns Peak, is in Routt County, Colorado near the town of Hahns Peak, Colorado and is north of Steamboat Springs. ... Ridgway State Park is a state park located in Ouray County, Colorado. ... Roxborough State Park Roxborough State Park is a red-rock area southwest of the Denver metro area. ... San Luis State Park is a state park located in Alamosa County, Colorado, United States. ... Longs Canyon area of Trinidad Lake State Park Exposure of the KT boundary at Trinidad Lake State Park Trinidad Lake State Park is a state park near Trinidad, Colorado. ... Colorado State Forest - Jackson County List of U.S. National Forests #Colorado Colorado State Forest Service Colorado Department of Natural Resources State Other Colorado Department of Natural Resources (web) Categories: | | ... The Colorado State Forest is a 71,000 acre forest located in Jackson County in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... In the history of Colorado, the first inhabitants of what was to become the State of Colorado were the American Indians. ... Fort Garland (1858 - 1883), Colorado. ... Location of Fort Vasquez, Colorado Fort Vasquez is a former fur trading post 35 miles NE of Denver, Colorado founded by Louis Vasquez and Andrew Sublette in 1835. ... The Georgetown Loop high bridge as seen c. ... This article or section needs additional references or sources to improve its verifiability. ... Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, also known as Rocky Mountain National Park Administration Building, is a building in Rocky Mountain National Park that is nationally significant for its architecture. ... Elitch Gardens Carousel, also known as the Kit Carson County Carousel, is a 1905 Philadelphia Toboggan Company carousel located in Burlington, Colorado. ... Restored historic buildings in downtown Black Hawk The Central City/Black Hawk National Historic District is a federally designated United States National Historic Landmark that comprises Central City and the City of Black Hawk, adjacent former gold mining camps in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Gilpin County... Restored historic buildings in downtown Black Hawk The Central City/Black Hawk National Historic District is a federally designated United States National Historic Landmark that comprises Central City and the City of Black Hawk, adjacent former gold mining camps in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains in Gilpin County... The Colorado Chautauqua, located in Boulder, Colorado, United States, and started in 1898, is the only Chautauqua west of the Mississippi River still continuing in unbroken operation since the heyday of the Chautauqua Movement in the 1920s. ... Downtown Cripple Creek today Location of Cripple Creek, Colorado The historic City of Cripple Creek is a Statutory City that is the county seat of Teller County, Colorado, United States. ... A steam locomotive of the D&SNG The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad (D&SNG) is a narrow gauge heritage railway in the U.S. State of Colorado that operates over the 45 miles (72 km) of 36-inch (914 mm) track between Durango in La Plata County and... The Georgetown Loop high bridge as seen c. ... This article or section is incomplete and may require expansion and/or cleanup. ... View of Mount Massive looking west from Harrison Street in downtown Leadville The Delaware Hotel in downtown Leadville The historic City of Leadville is a Statutory City that is the county seat of Lake County, Colorado, United States. ... The Lindenmeier Site is a Folsum culture archaeological site located on the former Lindenmeier Ranch in northeastern Larimer County, Colorado, United States. ... Lowry Pueblo Lowry Pueblo The Lowry Pueblo is an Ancestral Puebloan archaeological site located in Canyons of the Ancients National Monument near Pleasant View, Colorado, United States. ... Mesa Verde National Park is a U.S. National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Montezuma County, Colorado, United States. ... Pikes Peak (formerly Pikes Peak, see below) is a mountain in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, 10 miles (16 km) west of Colorado Springs, Colorado, in El Paso County. ... Raton Pass (7834 feet or 2388 meters elevation) is a mountain pass on the Santa Fe Trail along the Colorado-New Mexico border in the United States. ... Shenandoah-Dives Mill, also known as Mayflower, is a site significant for its . ... The Georgetown Loop high bridge as seen c. ... Miners cabin at the edge of town Downtown The historic Town of Silverton is a Statutory Town that is the county seat of San Juan County, Colorado, United States. ... For other meanings, see Telluride (disambiguation). ... The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA or Air Force),[1] located immediately north of Colorado Springs in El Paso County, Colorado, United States, is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers for the United States Air Force. ... The following are partial lists of significant historic, scenic, and recreational trails in the State of Colorado of the United States. ... The American Discovery Trail is a coast-to-coast hiking trail across the mid-tier of the United States. ... The Colorado Trail (CT) is a 479 mile long trail running from the outskirts of Denver to Durango in Colorado, United States. ... The Continental Divide Trail is a United States National Scenic Trail running 3,100 miles (5,000 km) between Mexico and Canada. ... The Route The Great Divide Mountain Bike Route (aka GDMBR) was put together by Adventure Cycling and is the longest off-pavement bike route in the world. ... Kokopelli Kokopellis Trail is a 142 mile (229 km) mountain bike trail in the U.S. states of Colorado and Utah. ... The Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways are highway and backroad routes in the U.S. State of Colorado designated by the Colorado Scenic and Historic Byways Commission of the Colorado Department of Transportation for their scenic or historic values. ... Scenery along the byway. ... Guanella Pass (el. ... State Highway 12 in the U.S. state of Colorado is a mainly mountainous state highway through the Rocky Mountains in southern Colorado. ... The Lariat Loop Scenic & Historic Byway is a 40-mile route in the foothills between Golden, Morrison, and Evergreen about 20 miles west of Denver, Colorado. ... The Mount Evans Scenic Byway approaching the summit The Mount Evans Scenic Byway begins at the junction of Interstate 70 and Colorado State Highway 103 near Idaho Springs, Colorado and continues on Colorado State Highway 5 through the Mount Evans Wilderness Area where it ends near the summit of Mount... The San Juan Skyway Scenic Byway is one of the scenic byways in the Colorado Scenic and Historic Byway System. ... Trail logo The Santa Fe Trail was an historic 19th century transportation route across southwestern North America connecting Missouri with Santa Fe, New Mexico. ... Top of the Rockies is the name of a National Scenic Byway in Colorado, in the Western United States. ... Toll booths at the Beaver Meadows Entrance Station, an eastern entrance to Trail Ridge Road. ... The Colorado Department of Natural Resources is the department of the government of the U.S. State of Colorado that is responsible for the development, protection, and enhancement Colorado natural resources for the use and enjoyment of the states present and future residents, as well as for visitors to...

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