Eastern Mojave Vegetation Kinney Run Trail, Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado  

Tom Schweich  

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 Follows Kinney Run

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Junction: 6th Avenue Trail, near Illinois Avenue Trail.
  Pass under 6th Avenue.

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Full Size ImageSurvey Field from southeast.  

Pass the north end of “Eagle Ridge.”

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Spur to: Eagle Ridge Drive

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Locations: Deadman Gulch.  

Deadman Gulch joins Kinney Run.

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Locations: Cambria Lime Kiln.
Full Size ImageHistoric industrial site in Kenny Run  

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Cambria Lime Kiln
Cambria Lime Kiln.

The Golden Civic Foundation interpretive panel at the Cambria Lime Kiln reads as follows:

The Cambria Lime Kiln stands as one of the few remaining historic facilities of Goldens industrial legacy. It is the only known surviving man-made industrial component of Golden's brick-making operations and is likely the only historic industrial kiln of any kind remaining in the Golden region and possibly in all of Jefferson County. The company and the individuals behind it had a tremendous influence on the development of the Golden area during the 1880s and 1890s when Golden was a booming town.

The Cambria Lime Kiln was constructed in 1879 and was made from native sandstone that was quarried from its vicinity. The fact that is was built from stone and not from brick is a rather unusual feature for an industrial kiln of this region. The Cambria Brick and Tile Company which operated in Golden from 1879 to the mid-1890s, built this kiln to serve its commercial and residential interests. Through its plant, kilns, and lime and clay quarries, the Cambria Company became one of the most diverse and productive industrial plants in Jefferson County and was responsible for much of the building materials used to develop Golden in the late 19th century. The Cambria Lime Kiln is the final remaining structure of the Cambria Company's operations.

Literature Cited:
- Tripp, Ralph, 2009.

Other articles: Field Notes 24 October 14 Feb 2015

Locations: Tripp Ranch.  

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Tripp Ranch
Junction: Tripp Road. The Kinney Run trail follows Tripp Road west to Crawford Street.

Other articles: Crawford Street at TrippRd
Full Size ImageCrawford Street and Tripp Road.  

Junction: Crawford Street, Kinney Run Trail follows Crawford Street from Tripp Road south to Tripp Drive.

Other articles: Crawford Street at TrippDr  

Junction: Tripp Drive, Kinney Run Trail turns southwest onto Tripp Drive, this intersection is not signed.
  End of Tripp Drive, trail continues up Kinney Run.

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Full Size ImageHeritage Dells Park on Kenny Run  

Heritage Dells Park.

Other articles: Kimball Avenue at trail  

Intersection: Kimball Avenue
  Intersection: Burgess Avenue

Other articles: Field Notes 14 Feb 2015

Locations: Hogback Valley.
Full Size ImageWinter View north through “Hogback Valley”  

Rock outcrop to the east.



Apex Park

Junction: Apex Trail




Literature Cited

  A list of all literature cited by this web site can be found in the Bibliography.
  Tripp, Ralph. 2009. My Life on a Ranch. Published through Lulu.com
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Date and time this article was prepared: 3/20/2018 9:22:26 AM