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Colorado Gazetteer Babcock ~ Black Ridge

Colorado is situated about midway the country north and south, and about two thirds of the distance from the Atlantic to the Pacific coast. On the north are Wyoming and Nebraska, on the east Nebraska and Kansas, on the south New Mexico, and Utah on the west. The State is a quadrilateral in shape, its north and south boundaries being respectively the forty-first and thirty-seventh parallels of latitude.

Babcock; village in Chaffee County.

Babcock; peak in La Plata County. (La Plata)

Baca County in the southeastern part of the State; hounded on the north by Prowers and Rent comities, on the east by Kansas, on the south by Oklahoma, and on the west by Las Animas County. The surface consists of rolling plains which are covered in the southern portion by sand hills, and in the extreme south the plains are broken by many canyons tributary to the Cimarron River, which flows through the southeastern part of the State. The area is 2,531 square miles, of which 7,832 acres, or about one-half of 1 percent, were under cultivation in 1900. The population in 1900 was 759, and of Springfield, the county seat, 44. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was 12° 25 east. The mean annual rainfall is about 17 inches, and the mean annual temperature 50° to 55°.

Bachelor Switch; station in Ouray County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. (Ouray)

Baculite; mesa in Pueblo County. (Pueblo)

Badger; creek in Adams, Arapahoe, and Morgan counties, a left-hand branch of Beaver Creek, tributary to South Platte River.

Badger; creek in Fremont County, a left-hand tributary to Arkansas River.

Badger; station in Fremont County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 6,765 feet.

Badger; station in Teller County on Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek District Railway.

Badito; peak in Huerfano County. (Huerfano Park)

Badito; post village in Huerfano County. (Huerfano Park)

Bagdad; station in Lincoln County on Union Pacific Railroad; altitude, 5,178 feet.

Bailey; post village in Park County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 7, 725 feet. (Platte Canyon)

Baker; gulch in Grand County, tributary to North Grand River.

Baker; peak in La Plata County La Plata.

Baker; peak in Routt County; altitude, 9,510 feet.

Bakers Park; valley in the heart of San Juan Mountains at the headwaters of Animas River.

Balarat; village in Boulder County; altitude, 7,540 feet. (Boulder)

Balcom; station in Jefferson County on Colorado and Southern Railway. (Denver)

Bald; mountain in Front Range, Boulder County; altitude, 11,493 feet.

Bald; mountain in Front Range, Larimer County; altitude, 11,270 feet.

Bald; mountain in Park Range, Summit County; altitude, 13,974 feet. (Leadville)

Bald; mountain in San Juan Mountains, San Miguel County; altitude, 11,700 feet. (Telluride)

Bald; peak in Delta County; altitude, 10,632 feet.

Bald Knob; summit in San Juan Mountains, La Plata County; altitude, 11,600 feet. (Durango)

Bald Mountain; post village in Gilpin County. (Central City Special)

Baldwin; station in Gunnison County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 8,696 feet. (Anthracite)

Baldy; hill in Phillips County.

Baldy; peak in La Plata Mountains, La Plata County. (La Plata)

Baldy; peak in Ouray County; altitude, 10,615 feet. (Ouray)

Baldy; station in Costilla County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 7,607 feet.

Baldy, Mount; in Elk Mountains, Gunnison County; altitude, 12,809 feet. (Anthracite)

Balfour; post village in Park County.

Ball; gulch in Boulder County, tributary to Little Jim Creek. (Boulder)

Ball; mountain in Lake County. (Leadville)

Ballard; mountain in San Miguel County. (Telluride)

Baller; lake in Boulder County. (Niwot)

Balsam; lake in San Juan County; altitude, 11,435 feet. (Needle Mountains)

Baltimore; village in Gilpin County.

Balzac; station in Morgan County, on the Union Pacific and the Burlington and Missouri River railroads; altitude, 4,095 feet.

Balzac; village in Garfield County.

Banded; mountain in Montezuma County. (La Plata)

Banded; peak in San Juan Mountains, Archuleta County; altitude, 12,860 feet.

Bandora; village in San Juan County. (Telluride)

Banta; hill in Gilpin County; altitude, 8,750 feet, (Central City Special)

Barbour Fork; in Clear Creek County, a left-hand branch of Soda Creek, tributary to Clear Creek. (Georgetown)

Bard; creek in Clear Creek County, a left-hand branch of Clear Creek. (Georgetown)

Bardine; post village in Gunnison County.

Bare Hills; village in Fremont County. (Pikes Peak)

Barela; post village in Las Animas County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 5,739 feet. (Elmoro)

Barker; lake in Garfield County.

Barley; gulch in Rio Blanco County, tributary to Piceance Creek.

Barlow; creek in Dolores County, a left-hand branch of East Telluride Dolores River. (Engineer Mountain)

Barnes; station in Las Animas County, on the Denver and Rio Grande and the Colorado and Southern railways; altitude, 6,220 feet. (Spanish Peaks)

Barnes; village in Montrose County.

Barney; lake in Boulder County. (Niwot)

Barnroof Point; summit in La Plata County; altitude, 8,710 feet. (Durango)

Barnum; station in Denver County, on Denver, Lakewood and Golden Railroad.

Barnum Junction; station in Arapahoe County, on Denver. Lakewood and Golden Railroad.

Barr; post village in Adams County on Burlington and Missouri River Railroad; altitude, 5,104 feet. (Denver)

Barre; station in Chaffee County on Colorado Midland Railway; altitude, 8,579 feet.

Bartholomew; station in Summit County on Colorado and Southern Railway.

Bartlett, Mount; in Summit County. (Leadville)

Barton; post village in Prowers County. Railroad name, Byron.

Basalt; mountain in Garfield County.

Basalt; peak in Eagle County; altitude, 11,900 feet.

Basalt; post town in Eagle County on Colorado Midland Railway; population in 1900, 382; altitude, 6,595 feet.

Basin; creek in La Plata County, a right-hand branch of La Plata River. (La Plata)

Basin; creek in San Miguel County, a left-hand branch of San Miguel River.

Basin; plateau in San Miguel County between San Miguel and Dolores Rivers.

Bass; station in La Plata County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Baster; gulch in Gunnison County, tributary to Slate River. (Crested Butte)

Bates; hill in Gilpin County. (Central City Special)

Bates; village in Gilpin County. (Blackhawk)

Bath; station in Chaffee County on the Colorado Midland and the Colorado and Southern railways; altitude, 9,470 feet.

Battle; mountain in Eagle County.

Battle; mountain in Teller County. (Cripple Creek Special)

Battlement; creek in Garfield County, a left-hand branch of Grand River.

Battlement; mesa in Garfield and Mesa counties, between Grand River and Plateau Creek; altitude, nearly 12,000 feet.

Battlement Mesa Forest Reserve; area, 1,246 square miles.

Baxter; station in Pueblo County on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe and the Missouri Pacific railways; altitude, 4,624 feet.

Baxter Basin; valley in Gunnison County. (Anthracite)

Bay City; gulch in La Plata County, tributary to La Plata River. (La Plata)

Bayfield; post village in La Plata County.

Beacon Hill; station in El Paso County on Midland Terminal Railway. (Cripple Creek Special)

Beale; creek in Logan County, a left-hand branch of Horsetail Creek, tributary to South Platte River.

Beaqua; village in Teller County on Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek District Railway.

Bear; canyon in Boulder County, tributary to South Boulder Creek. (Blackhawk)

Bear; creek in Baca County, a right-hand branch of Horse Creek. (Springfield, Vilas)

Bear; creek in Clear Creek County, a left-hand branch of Turkey Creek, tributary to South Platte River, (Georgetown)

Bear; creek in El Paso County, a right-hand branch of Fountain Creek, tributary to Arkansas River. (Colorado Springs)

Bear; creek in Huerfano County, near Mosca Pass, a left-hand branch of Huerfano River. (Huerfano Park)

Bear; creek in Jefferson and Arapahoe counties, a left-hand branch of South Platte River. (Denver)

Bear; creek in La Plata County, a. left-hand branch of Animas River. (Durango)

Bear; creek in Las Animas County, a right-hand branch of Cuchara River. (Spanish Peaks, Walsenburg)

Bear; creek in Montezuma County, a left-hand branch of East Dolores River. (Rico)

Bear; creek in Ouray County, a right-hand branch of Uncompahgre River. (Ouray, Silverton)

Bear; creek in Rio Grande County, a left-hand branch of Rio Grande.

Bear; creek in San Juan County, outlet of Kite Lake Needle Mountains.

Bear; creek in San Juan County, a right-hand branch of Animas River. (Silverton)

Bear; creek in San Miguel County, a left-hand branch of San Miguel River. (Telluride)

Bear; gulch in Boulder county, tributary to Fourmile Creek. (Boulder)

Bear; mountain in Routt County.

Bear; mountain in San Juan Mountains, San Juan County; altitude, 12,950 feet. (Silverton)

Bear; river in Routt and Garfield counties, aright-hand branch of Yampa River.

Bear Creek; station in Montezuma County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 7,849 feet. (Rico, La Plata)

Bear River; mountains in San Juan Mountains in which heads Dolores River. (Needle Mountains)

Beartown; village in San Juan County. (Needle Mountains)

Beartrack; creek in Clear Creek County, a right-hand branch of Bear Creek, tributary to South Platte River. (Georgetown)

Beasley; creek in Boulder County, a left-hand branch of Boulder Creek. (Niwot)

Beasley Reservoir; artificial lake in Boulder County. (Niwot)

Beattie; peak in San Miguel County. (Telluride)

Beaver; creek in Arapahoe, Adams, and Morgan counties, a right-hand branch of South Platte River.

Beaver; creek in Boulder County, a left-hand branch of South St. Vrain Creek. (Boulder)

Beaver; creek in Boulder County, a right-hand branch of South Boulder Creek, tributary to Boulder Creek. (Blackhawk)

Beaver; creek in El Paso County, a right-hand branch of Monument Creek, tributary to Arkansas River. (Castle Rock)

Beaver; creek in Fremont County, a left-hand branch of Arkansas River. (Pueblo, Pikes Peak)

Beaver; creek in Grand County, a left-hand branch of Grand River.

Beaver; creek in Gunnison County, a left-hand branch off East River, tributary to Slate River. (Crested Butte)

Beaver; creek in Larimer County, a right-hand branch of Little Thompson Creek, tributary through Thompson Creek to South Platte River.

Beaver; creek in Larimer County, a left-hand branch of Laramie River.

Beaver; creek in Larimer County, a right-hand branch of Raspberry Fork, tributary to North Platte River.

Beaver; creek in Montezuma County, a right-hand branch of Dolores River.

Beaver; creek in Park County, a left-hand branch of South Platte River. (Leadville)

Beaver; creek in Rio Blanco and Routt counties, a right-hand branch of South Fork Williams River.

Beaver; creek in Rio Grande County, a right-hand branch of Rio Grande.

Beaver; post village in Pueblo County. (Pueblo)

Beaver; ridge in Park County. (Leadville)

Beaver; village in Fremont County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 4,984 feet.

Beaver Brook; creek in Clear Creek County, a left-hand branch of Little Bear Creek, tributary to Clear Creek. (Georgetown)

Beaver Brook; station in Jefferson County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 6,408 feet.

Beavercreek; village in Fremont County.

Beaverdam; creek in Clear Creek County, a left-hand branch of Vance Creek, tributary to South Platte River. (Georgetown)

Beaver Station; village in Morgan County.

Beckwith; mountain in Elk Mountains, Gunnison County; altitude, 12,371 feet.

Beckwith; pass in Gunnison County. (Anthracite)

Bedrock; creek in La Plata County, a right-hand branch of La Plata River. (La Plata)

Bedrock; town in Montrose County; population in 1900, 35.

Beebe Draw; stream in Weld County, (Greeley)

Beecher; post village in Yuma County.

Belden; station in Eagle County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Belford; village in Hinsdale County.

Bell; village in La Plata County.

Belle View; mountain in Rio Grande County; altitude, 12,673 feet.

Belleview; station in Chaffee County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Bellevue; mountain in Clear Creek County; altitude, 9,684. (Idaho Springs Special)

Bellevue; mountain in Elk Mountains, Gunnison County; altitude, 12, 350 feet.

Bellevue Junction; station in Larimer County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 5,211 feet.

Bells Spur; station in La Plata County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 6,578 feet.

Bellvue; post village in Larimer County; population in 1900, 99.

Bellvue; station in Teller County on Colorado Midland Railway; altitude, 8,993 feet.

Beloit; village in Kit Carson County.

Bennet; post village in Adams County on Union Pacific Railroad; altitude, 5,484 feet.

Bennetts; creek in Larimer County, a right-hand branch of South Fork Cache la Ponudre River.

Bent County in the southern part of the State; bounded on the north by Kiowa County, on the east by Prowers County, on the south by Baca and Las Animas counties, and on the west by Otero County. The surface consists chiefly of plains, and is drained by Arkansas River and its branches, the chief of which are Purgatory River, Rule Creek, and Caddoa Creek. The area is 1,497 square miles, of which 38,858 acres, or 4 per cent, were under cultivation in 1900. The population in 1900 was 3,049, and of Las Animas, the county seat, 1,192. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was 12° 15' east. The mean annual rainfall is about 12 inches, and the mean annual temperature 50° to 55°.

Bent; creek in Hinsdale County, a left-hand branch of Lake Fork Gunnison River. (San Cristobal)

Bent Canyon; small village in Las Animas County near Purgatory River. (Timpas)

Benton; station in Otero County on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; altitude, 4,270 feet. (Timpas)

Bergen; mountain on boundary between Clear Creek and Jefferson counties; altitude, 9,555 feet.

Bergens Park; valley in Jefferson County; altitude, 7,543 feet.

Berkeley; lake in Denver County. (Denver)

Berkeley; town in Arapahoe County; population in 1900, 707.

Berlin; station in Arapahoe County on Colorado Eastern Railroad.

Bernard; creek in Fremont County, a left-hand branch of Arkansas River.

Bernard; village in Mesa County.

Bernhard; creek in Teller County, a left-hand branch of Spring Creek, tributary to Arkansas River. (Pikes Peak)

Bernice; village in Costilla County.

Berrys Ranch; station in Eagle County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Berthoud: pass in Front Range, between Clear Creek and Grand counties.

Berthoud; post village in Larimer County on Colorado and Southern Railway; population in 1900, 305; altitude, 4,962 feet.

Berwind; post village in Las Animas County on a spur of Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 6,462 feet. (Spanish Peaks)

Beshoar; village in Las Animas County.

Beshoar Junction; station in Las Animas County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 5,903 feet. (Elmoro)

Bessemer; post-office in Pueblo County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 4,807 feet. Railroad name, Minnequa.

Bessemer Junction; station in Pueblo County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 4,774 feet. (Pueblo)

Bethesda; post village in Douglas County.

Bethune; post village in Kit Carson County on Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway; altitude, 4,263 feet.

Beulah; post village and summer resort in Pueblo County Pueblo.

Biebles; station in Gunnison County on Colorado and Southern Railway.

Bierstadt; station in El Paso County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 6,601 feet. (Colorado Springs)

Big; creek in Routt County, left-hand branch of Elk River, tributary to Bear River.

Big Bear; creek in San Miguel County, a left-hand branch of San Miguel River. (Telluride)

Big Blue; creek in Gunnison County, a left-hand branch of Gunnison River.

Big Buck; creek in Gunnison County, a right-hand branch of Lake Fork Gunnison River. (Lake City)

Big Bull; mountain in Teller County. (Pikes Peak)

Big Cottonwood; creek in Fremont County, a right-hand branch of Arkansas River.

Big Dry; creek in Arapahoe and Douglas counties, a right-hand branch of South Platte River. (Denver)

Big Dry; creek in Weld County, a left-hand branch of South Platte River. (Greeley)

Big Elk Park; valley in Boulder County. (Boulder)

Big Grizzly; creek in Larimer County, a right-hand branch of North Platte River.

Bighill; station in Jefferson County on Colorado and Southern Railway. (Blackhawk)

Bighorn; mountain in Boulder County; altitude, 8,500 feet. (Boulder)

Bighorn; station in Conejos County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 9,022 feet.

Bighorn; town in Larimer County.

Big John; mountain in Boulder County; altitude, 9,077 feet. (Boulder)

Big Per Cent; gulch in La Plata County, tributary to Hermosa Creek. (Durango)

Big Sand; hill in Otero County; altitude, 4,930 feet.

Big Sandy; creek, large left-hand branch of Arkansas River.

Big Sandy; village in Elbert County.

Big Spring's; gulch in La Plata County, tributary to Hermosa Creek. (Durango)

Big Spring's; town in El Paso County; altitude, 6,060 feet. (Big Springs)

Bijou; creek in Elbert, Arapahoe, and Morgan counties, a right-hand branch of South Platte River. (Castle Rock, Denver)

Bijou Basin; post village in El Paso County.

Bilk; creek in San Miguel County, a right-hand branch of San Miguel River. (Telluride)

Bilk; village in Rio Grande County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 8,011 feet.

Bilk Basin; valley in San Miguel County. (Telluride)

Billy; creek in Ouray County, a right-hand branch of Uncompahgre River.

Bingham; station in Las Animas County on Colorado and Wyoming Railway; altitude, 7,368 feet.

Birdseye; gulch in Lake County, a left-hand branch of East Fork, Arkansas River. (Leadville)

Birds Eye; station in Lake County on the Colorado and Southern and the Denver and Rio Grande railroads; altitude, 10,647 feet.

Bishop; lakes in La Plata County. (Engineer Mountain)

Bishop Rock; summit in Clear Creek County. (Silver Plume Special)

Bismark; village in Saguache County; altitude, 7,736 feet.

Bison; peak in Park County; altitude, 12,426 feet.

Bison; station in Teller County on Colorado Midland Railway; altitude, 8,108 feet.

Bitter; creek in Rio Blanco County, a left-hand branch of White River.

Black; butte in Baca County; altitude, 4,074 feet. (Vilas)

Black; buttes in eastern part of Las Animas County. (Mesa de Maya)

Black; canyon in Delta County, tributary to North Fork Gunnison River.

Black; canyon in Larimer County, tributary to Little Thompson Creek.

Black; gulch in Gilpin County, tributary to South Boulder Creek. (Blackhawk)

Black; hill in Park County. (Leadville)

Black; hills in Las Animas County. (Timpas)

Black; lake in Ouray County. (Ouray)

Black; lake in Summit County.

Black; mountain in Huerfano County; altitude, 7,412 feet.

Black; mountain in Park County; altitude, 11,656 feet.

Black; ridge in Pueblo County. (Apishapa)

Source: United States Geological Survey, by Henry Gannett, Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey of Colorado, Charles D. Walcott. Director, Washington, Government Printing Office, 1906.

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