Eastern Mojave Vegetation Red Cliff, Eagle County, Colorado.
 
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The town is a former mining camp situated in the canyon of the upper Eagle River just off U.S. Highway 24 north of Tennessee Pass. It was founded in 1879 during the Colorado Silver Boom by miners from Leadville who came over Tennessee Pass scouting for better prospects. The name derives from the red quartzite cliffs surrounding the town. As the first community in the Eagle Valley, it served temporarily as the first county seat of Eagle County.


Elevation: 8671ft, 2643m.

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Date and time this article was prepared:3:05:12 PM, 5/28/2019.