Bear Creek Canyon Scenic Mountain Drive – Morrison CO

Description

“This linear district runs for two miles along Colorado Highway 74 between the towns of Morrison and Idledale. The route is noted for its enclosing granite cliffs and diverse vegetation. During the 1930s, the Civilian Conservation Corps raised the bed of the original Denver Motor Club Road. The project involved the construction of six large retaining walls, rising up to 20 feet in height along the edge of the roaring creek.”

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www.historycolorado.org/sites/default/files/files/OAHP/.../1622.pdf

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Location Info


Colo. Hwy. 74
Morrison, CO

Coordinates: 39.6571338, -105.21958870000003

One comment on “Bear Creek Canyon Scenic Mountain Drive – Morrison CO

  1. Lynwood O'Leary

    Anyway one can find out about history a series of stone walls built along Hi way 73 in Evergreen Colorado, during the depression, by the CCC ? These walls are still standing today and the local high way dept. is going to repair some of the damage due to deterioration over the years. CCC built other much larger stone walls along Hi way 74 in Bear Creek canyon (along with raising the road above Bear Creek) during the depression, and I’m guessing they also built the walls in Evergreen, Colorado. There is a CCC museum in Morrison, Colorado which might have records on these projects. The Jefferson County, Colorado Hi way dept. has maps of the location, but we (the Jefferson County Historical Society) would like to get the history on the walls.

    Thanks.

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