Swede Gulch

Address: El Rancho to Kittredge

A gulch beginning just east of Interstate 70 at El Rancho and running southeasterly to join Bear Creek about one-half mile east of Kittredge. Swede Gulch merges with Kerr Gulch about one-and-one-half miles northwest of Kittredge. The name came from at least five Swedish families who moved into the gulch in the 1870s.
Quad Map/Date: Evergreen 1965 (1979)
Sec/Town/Range: S15, T4S, R71W; S36, T4S, R71W
Elevation: 6700-7640
Source: Interview, Minnie Schneider, lifelong resident whose mother was a member of one of the families who first settled Swede Gulch, 1992; Interview, Jennifer Karber, Hiwan Homestead Museum Administrator, 1993.
Last Modified: Fri, March 15 1996

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