Eastern Mojave Vegetation Colorado State Highway 72  
 

Tom Schweich  

Home Page  Peak to Peak Highway.

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• Colorado State Highway 7:  20000;  

Junction: Colorado Highway 7

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• Brainard Lake Road:   at CO 72;  

Junction: NF-112 “Brainard Lake Road”, to Red Rock Lake, Brainard Lake, etc.

 

 

Locations: Ward.  

Ward

 

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• Gold Hill Road:   at CO SH 72;  

Junction: Gold Hill Road

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• Sugarloaf Road:   at CO 72;  

Junction: Sugarloaf Road
  The north edge of Nederland is the location of a collection of Frasera speciosa.

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• CO Highway 119:   at CO 72W;  

Junction: Colorado Highway 119, to Boulder.

 

 

Locations: Nederland.  

Nederland

 

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• CO Highway 119:   at Sundance Café;
• Field Notes:  Sunday, November 9th;
Full Size ImageSundance Caf e.
Full Size ImageMountains near Nederland  

Sundance Café

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• County Route 132:   at CO 119;  

Junction: County Road 132

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• CO Highway 119:   at CO 72E;  

Junction: Colorado Highway 119, to Black Hawk
  For the next 3 miles CO Hwy 72 follows Beaver Creek to its junction with South Boulder Creek, and the transcontinental railroad line.

Locations: Beaver Creek.  

Tungsten Mountain to the north. Beaver Creek to the south.

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• County Route 132:   at coll.;  

Somewhere on the hills to the north, between here and Magnolia Drive, is G. Jones collection of Frasera speciosa.
  Junction of Beaver Creek with South Boulder Creek.

 

   

Pinecliffe

 

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• Gap Road:   at CO 72;  

Junction: Twin Spruce - Gap Road
 

Driveway, south side, entrance to 27090 State Highway 72.

 

Pull out, north side, deep enough to turn around, on curve, limited sight distance.

 

North side, entrance to Le Duwaik Estate.

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• Field Notes:   5 Apr 2024;
Full Size ImageLooking west from parking area.
Full Size ImageLooking east from parking area.  

Parking, south side, deep enough to turn around in, opposite 26449 State Highway 72.

Locations: Coal Creek.  

Cross Coal Creek

 

Driveway, north side, access to 26389 State Highway 72.

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• Field Notes:   5 Apr 2024;
Full Size ImageSmashed picnic table beside Coal Creek.
Full Size ImageView west (up canyon) from pullout.  

Parking, south side, small, opposite ridge, with smashed picnic table beside creek.

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View east (down canyon) in Coal Creek Canyon.
 

Parking, south side, access to a small canyon, may be contiguous with the next.

 

Parking, south side, opposite a ridge.

 

Driveway, north side, to 26009 State Highway 72.

 

Driveway, north side, to 26069 State Highway 72

Other articles:
• Field Notes:   5 Apr 2024;   12 Apr 2024;

Locations: Coal Creek Canyon Study Area, Lacey Parcel.
Full Size ImageView of canyon to the southwest.  

Parking, south side, overlooking canyon to the southwest.

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View out of the canyon to the east.
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View up canyon from the mouth of Coal Creek Canyon.
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Wide-angle view of Canyon 2 on left and Coal Creek Canyon on right.
 

Canyon Pines Drive

  Pass under Union Pacific transcontinental railroad.

Locations: Coal Creek Canyon.  

Mouth of Coal Creek Canyon.

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• Blue Mountain Drive:   at CO 72;  

Junction: Blue Mountain Drive

 

 

Locations: Coal Creek Canyon Park.  

Coal Creek Canyon Park

 

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• Field Notes:  Monday, March 23rd;

Locations: Coal Creek Canyon.
Full Size ImageLooking west on CO Hwy 72, Coal Creek Canyon Road.  

View west from Plainview Road

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• Plainview Road:   at CO 72;
• Field Notes:  Monday, March 23rd;

Locations: Ranson/Edwards Homestead Open Space Park.
Full Size ImagePlainview Road at Colorado Highway 72, entrance to Ranson/Edwards Homestead Park.  

Junction: Plainview Road

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• Field Notes:  Monday, March 23rd;

Locations: Rocky Flats.
Full Size ImageRocky Flats below Coal Creek Canyon.  

View east from Plainview Road

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• CO Hwy 93:   at CO 72;  

Junction: Colorado State Highway 93, north to Boulder, or south to Golden.
  Junction: Indiana Street, at W. 86th Parkway.
  Junction: W. 64th Avenue, at Indiana.
  Junction: Ward Road, at W. 64th.
  Junction: 58th Avenue, at Ward Road.

 

 

Locations: Van Bibber Park.  

Van Bibber Park

5575 Ward Rd.
  Junction: 52nd Avenue, at Ward Road.

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• Interstate 70:   at Ward;  

Junction: US Interstate 70, at Exit 266.
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Date and time this article was prepared: 5/10/2024 11:03:00 AM