Evergreen, Colorado

Evergreen, Colorado

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Evergreen, Colorado

June 16th and 17th 2006 has us in Golden, Colorado (just west of Denver).

We are in Clear Creek City Park N39° 45.197' W105° 13.193'. The campground is located on the south side of 10th street at the end of the road. Clear Creek City Campground is one of the nicest (location wise) campgrounds you can stay in (our opinion). located on Clear Creek 3-blocks from downtown Golden. They have paved interior roads with small backin sites (mature trees are so wonderful); 50-amps, water and sewer, $28.91 per-night 303-278-1437. There is a 2-week max stay before you have to leave the park and they do not take reservations.

  We took a day trip from our campground to Evergreen, Colorado. We have fond memories of Evergreen from the days we worked with the youth of our church.

Evergreen, Colorado

Evergreen, Colorado




After a short drive west on I-70 we exited on highway 74 toward Evergreen.


Bear Creek Road Evergreen, Colorado

Bear Creek Road




Evergreen has a special place in our hearts. Twenty-eight years ago we accompanied a group of high school students on several church ski trips to Singing River Ranch which at that time was a Christian Camp. We used Singing River Ranch for our living and dining quarters then boarded busses for our daily ride to Loveland Ski Basin west of here on the Continental Divide.


Deer resting in the shade

Bear Creek Road




Not much has changed down CR-74 Bear Creek Road. Deer and elk still graze in the meadows. And if you look closely you can see deer bedded down in the shade.


Magnificent mountains views from Bear Creek Road

Bear Creek Road



The valley along Bear Creek Road is covered with beautiful pastures and magnificent second homes for the rich and famous.



View from Bear Creek Road Evergreen, Colorado

Bear Creek Road




Bear Creek Road follows a lush valley with magnificent mountains visible at the end of the valley.



Evergreen, Colorado business district

Evergreen Bear Creek Drivie





Back in Evergreen things are hopping on this Saturday afternoon.



Little Bear Saloon Evergreen, Colorado

Little Bear Saloon Evergreen, Colorado





The Little Bear Saloon in downtown Evergreen was especially hopping as were several other establishments.

East of Evergreen Bear Creek road enters a dryer environment and the geology changes.


Beautiful geology along the Bear Creek Scenic Drive

geology Bear Creek Drive





From Evergreen we followed Bear Creek to Kittredge and Idledale through a canyon cut by Bear Creek. By the time we near Morrison we began to see red sandstone formations pushed to the surface during the uplift that created the Rocky Mountains.



Red sandstone appears as we near Morrison, Colorado

Geology Bear Creek Drive


These red rocks are hard sandstone deposited during the Pennsylvanian (325 to 280 million years ago) and Permian (280 to 240 million years ago) periods. We do not often see Pennsylvanian and or Permian formations because they are generally covered with 240 million years of sedimentary deposits. It is only in these rare places where extreme uplift has occurred that these formations are pushed to the surface.

We continue this Travel Adventure in Dinosaur Ridge you will not want to miss that if you are interested in geology and dinosaur tracks.

Here are some other Travel Adventures in this area that may interest you:

Golden, Colorado -- Kayaking Clear Creek in Golden, Colorado -- Golden Farmer's Market --

Hang Gliding on Lookout Mountain -- Buffalo Bill's Grave on Lookout Mountain -- Nature Center on Lookout Mountain

Evergreen, Colorado and Bear Creek scenic drive -- Dinosaur Ridge near Morrison, Colorado

Central City & Black Hawk, Colorado -- Mountain Goats of Mount Evans -- Clear Creek Canyon Scenic Drive

The Oh-My-God Road from Central City to Idaho Springs -- Boulder Canyon Scenic Drive -- Golden, Colorado

Evergreen, Colorado -- Kayaking fun in Clear Creek Golden, Colorado -- Mount Evans Scenic Drive -- Lookout Mountain

Summit Lake on Mount Evans

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Until next time remember how good life is.

Mike & Joyce Hendrix

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