Kiwanis Reservation


Address: 240 acres on E. slope of Genesee Mountain.

A Denver Kiwanis Club committee purchased a 240-acre tract east of Genesee Mountain in the mid-1920s. A platt allowed as many as 370 summer cabins, a summer camp for underprivileged children, a golf course, a permanent camp for Boy Scouts, private lodges, and a club house. Kiwanians worldwide were invited to invest and visit to enjoy mountain recreation. Several cabins and lodges were built by wealthy club members before the Great Depression halted the development. The land was incorporated in the massive Genesee development approved in 1973.
Quad Map/Date: Evergreen, 1994
Sec/Town/Range: S19, T4S, R70W
Elevation: 7600
Source: Genesee Foundation; Kiwanis Club of Denver; "City and Mountain Views," (December 1996); Lomond, "Mt. Vernon Canyon Past to Present."
Other Names: Genesee Mountain
See Also: Genesee Development
 


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