Jackson's Rapids

Address: Clear Creek rapids at mouth of Clear Creek Canyon

Jackson's Rapids are a turbulent section of Clear Creek as it debouches from the mountains. It was originally named after an incident in June 1859 when famed gold discoverer George A. Jackson was swept up in a flash flood while fishing and nearly drowned. Rescuer and partner Thomas L. Golden tended to him until well enough to return to their base camp, by this time being laid out as a town. The entirety of Jackson's Rapids were acquired in 1997-98 to be perpetually preserved as Jefferson County Open Space.
Quad Map/Date: Golden, 1965 (1994)
Sec/Town/Range: S32, T3S, R70W
Elevation: 5,700
Source: "Colorado Transcript" May 1904
Last Modified: Mon, December 3 2012

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