Eastern Mojave Vegetation North and South Platte River Road, (mostly) Douglas County, Colorado  
 

Tom Schweich  

Home Page  Platte River from Deckers to Platte.

 

Other articles:
• County Route 96:  South Platte;

Locations: South Platte. South Platte River.  

South Platte

Junction: West Platte River Road
  Junction: W. Pine Creek Road

 

Locations: Nighthawk.
Full Size ImageNighthawk  

Nighthawk

Nighthawk
Nighthawk, a gold mining town and lumber with a population at its height of one hundred, took its name from that adopted by the mining district. it was platted by E. L. Rogers in 1896 on the east bank of the South Platte River near the mouth of Pine Creek. Three hundred feet southeast of this marker a hotel, post office, general store, livery stable and blacksmith shop were located. Two newspapers were published in the settlement, the “Mountain Echo,” from 1867 to 1899, and the “West Creek Mining News,” from 1898 to 1903. Travelers arrived by wagon and stagecoach until the Colorado and Southern Railway built a narrow gauge road to Twin Cedars lodge in 1904. The line was abandoned in 1916.
  Erected by the Colorado State Society, Children of the American Revolution, the State Historical Society of Colorado, and the State ... [unreadable] ...

Other articles:
• Field Notes:  8 Jun 2021;

Locations: Willow Bend Picnic Area.
Full Size ImageTubing on the South Platte River near Willow Bend Picnic Area.  

Willow Bend Picnic Area

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Tubing on the South Platte River near Willow Bend Picnic Area.
 

Other articles:
• Douglas County Road 67:   at Platte River Road;  

North of this intersection the road is known as “North Platte River Road.”
Junction: Douglas County Road 67


South of this intersection the road is known as “South Platte River Road.”

 

Locations: Deckers. South Platte River.  

Deckers

 

Other articles:
• County Route 126.:   at CO 67;
• CO State Highway 67:   at Jeffco CR 126;  

Junction:
  • Colorado State Highway 67, south to US Highway 24 at Woodland Park.
  • Jefferson County Road 126, west then north to Buffalo Creek, Pine Grove, and US Highway 285.
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Date and time this article was prepared: 11/30/2021 1:10:55 PM