Mount Vernon Canyon

Address: Canyon's mouth 3 mi. S. of Golden

A 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.
Quad Map/Date: Evergreen, 1965 (1979)
Sec/Town/Range: S13, 18, T4S, R70W
Elevation: 7000-7600
Source: Interview, Jim Mortenson, Jefferson County Schools Administrator; Bentley, "The Upper Side of the Pie Crust," p. 10.
Last Modified: Fri, March 17 1995

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