Elk Creek Canyon

Address: Opens on Clear Creek Canyon from N. approx. midway in canyon. Approximately 6.5 mi. in length.

This canyon is about 6.5 miles long and drains to the south slope of Black Hawk Mountain. It was named for the large number of elk which occupied the drainage. It was also a stop on the Colorado Central Railroad. See Evergreen Quad, Railroad Bridges and Depots.
Quad Map/Date: Black Hawk, 1972; Evergreen, 1965 (1979; Ralston Buttes, 1965 (1971).
Sec/Town/Range: S13,19,24, T3S, R72W; S19,20,21,27,28,34, T3S, R71W; S34, T3S,R71W, S33, T3S, R72.
Elevation: c.7200-8778
Source: Interview, Kenneth Green, Golden Gate Canyon Rancher, May 1994.
See Also: Clear Creek Canyon
Last Modified: Fri, August 30 1996

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