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Colorado Gazetteer Grace Creek ~ Gypsum Valley

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.

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

Graham; creek in Eagle and Pitkin counties, a right-hand branch of Frying Pan Creek, tributary to Roaring Fork.

Graham Park Junction; station in Lake County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 10,605 feet.

Granada; creek in Prowers County, a right-hand branch off Arkansas River. (Albany, Granada)

Granada; post town in Prowers County on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; population in 1900, 204; altitude, 3,493 feet. (Granada.

Granby; post village in Grand County.

Grand County in the north-central part of the State; bounded on the north by Larimer County, on the east by Front Range, on the south by Williams River Mountains, and on the west by Routt County. The area includes Middle Park, an elevated region limited on the east by Front Range and on the west by Park Range, and is traversed by numerous shorter ranges of mountains. It contains the headwaters of Grand River. Its area is 1,873 square miles, of which 2 per cent, or 18,504 acres, were under cultivation in 1900. The population in 1900 was 741, and of Sulphur Springs, the county seat, 106. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was 14° 10' east. The mean annual rainfall is about 16 inches, and the mean annual temperature 40° to 45°.

Grand; lake in Middle Park, at the source of Grand River.

Grand; mesa in the western part of the State, lying between Grand and Gunnison rivers; altitude, 10,000 feet.

Grand; river in Colorado and Utah, one of the two forks of Colorado River. It heads in the western slopes of Front Range in Middle Park, traverses that high mountain valley with a westerly course, cuts through the Park Range, which forms its western wall, and after a long course, generally toward the southwest, in which it cuts through numerous ranges and plateaus, it joins Green River, forming the Colorado. This river has two forks, known as East Fork and North Fork of the Grand. The discharge at Glenwood Springs for 1904 was 2,049,000 acre feet; near Palisades, April 1 to October 31, 1904, 2,944,000 acre-feet.

Grand Canyon of the Arkansas; in Fremont County, beginning just above Canyon and extending up the river 6 miles; its depth ranges from 1,000 to 2,000 feet. Grand Junction; county seat of Mesa County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; population in 1900, 3,503; altitude, 4,573 feet.

Grand Lake; post village in Grand County; altitude, 8,153 feet.

Grand River; valley of Grand River extending for some 50 miles below the junction of Grand and Gunnison rivers at Grand Junction, having a breadth of 12 to 18 miles. The river closely hugs the foot of the plateau on the south, the entire valley lying on the right-hand side of the stream. On the north the valley is limited by the Cliffs of Roan or Book Plateau, which rise 4,000 or 5,000 feet precipitously above it. The only water in the valley is Grand River.

Grand Turk; summit in San Juan County. (Silverton)

Grand Valley; post village in Garfield County.

Grand View; station in Ouray County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Graneros; creek in Pueblo County, a right-hand branch of Greenhorn Creek, tributary to St. Charles River. (Walsenburg)

Graneros; post village in Pueblo County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 5,792 feet. (Walsenburg)

Granger; station in Rio Grande County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Grangle; valley in Larimer County; altitude, 8,499 feet.

Granite; gulch in Lake County, tributary to Arkansas River. (Leadville)

Granite; hills in Hayden Park, Teller County; altitude, 10,550 feet.

Granite; peak in Chaffee County.

Granite; post town in Chaffee County on the Colorado Midland and the Denver and Rio Grande railroads; population in 1900, 250; altitude, 8,930 feet. Railroad name, Granite. (Gate Leadville)

Granite Basin; high mountain valley in Gunnison County. (Crested Butte)

Grant; creek in Mesa County, a right-hand branch of Dolores River.

Grant; post village in Park County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 8,566 feet.

Grape; creek in Fremont County, a right-hand branch of Arkansas River Canyon City.

Grape; creek in Teller County, a left-hand branch of Twin Creek. (Pikes Peak)

Grass; valley in Clear Creek County. (Idaho Springs Special)

Grassy; creek in Teller County, a left-hand branch of Beaver Creek, tributary to Arkansas River. (Cripple Creek Special)

Grassy; gulch in San Juan County, tributary to Cement Creek. (Silverton)

Grassy; mountain in Hinsdale County. (San Cristobal)

Grassy; village in Teller County on Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek District Railway. (Cripple Creek Special)

Gravel; mountain in Hinsdale County. (Silverton)

Graveline; gulch in Summit County, tributary to Tenmile River. (Tenmile District Special)

Graveline; station in Summit County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. (Tenmile District Special)

Graveyard; creek in Bent County, a left-hand branch of Arkansas River. (Lamar)

Gray; hills in Rio Blanco and Routt counties.

Grayback; gulch in Costilla County, tributary to Placer Creek. (Huerfano Park)

Grayback; peak in Sangre de Cristo Range; altitude, 12,387 feet. (Huerfano Park)

Gray Copper; gulch in Ouray County, tributary to Red I Mountain Creek. (Silverton)

Gray Creek; post village in Las Animas Comity, on the Denver and Rio Grande and the Colorado and Southern railroads. (Elmoro)

Gray Head; summit in San Juan Mountains, San Miguel County; altitude, 10,994 feet. (Telluride)

Grays; peak in Front Range, Summit County; altitude, 14,341 feet.

Grays; station in Chaffee County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude. 9,663 feet.

Grays Basin; hanging valley in San Juan Mountains, San Miguel County.

Graystone; peak in San Juan Mountains, San Juan County; altitude, 13,489 feet. (Needle Mountains)

Greaser; creek in Huerfano County, a right-hand branch of Muddy Creek, tributary to Huerfano River. (Huerfano Park)

Great Hogback; summit at east base of Front Range; altitude, 7,923 feet.

Great Hog-back Range; ridge in the western part of the State, extending in a sinuous course from Grand River to White River; altitude, 6,000 feet.

Greeley; county seat of Weld County, on the Colorado and Southern and the Union Pacific railroads; population in 1900, 3,023; altitude, 4,652 feet. (Greeley)

Green; lake in Clear Creek County; altitude; 9,932 feet Georgetown.

Green; mountain in Jefferson County; altitude, 10,530 feet. (Platte Canyon)

Green; river in Wyoming, Colorado, and Utah. It heads in Wind River Range in Wyoming, flows southward through Green River basin, cuts a canyon through Uinta Range, and flows for a few miles in Colorado. It then flows in a southward course through a succession of canyons cut in inclined plateau to its union with Grand River in eastern Utah to form the Colorado.

Green; station in El Paso County on Colorado Midland Railway. (Pikes Peak)

Greenback; mountain in San Miguel County. (Telluride)

Greenhalgh; mountain in San Juan County. (Silverton)

Greenhorn; creek in Pueblo County, a right-hand branch of St. Charles River. (Walsenburg)

Greenhorn; mountain in Wet Mountains, Huerfano County; altitude, 1 2,334 feet. (Huerfano Park)

Greenhorn; post village in Pueblo County. (Walsenburg)

Greenland; post village in Douglas County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 6,907 feet. (Castle Rock)

Greenleaf; creek in Fremont County, a left-hand branch of Texas Creek, tributary to Arkansas River.

Greenlee; spring in Pueblo County. (Pueblo)

Green Mountain Falls; post village in El Paso County on Colorado Midland Railway; population in 1900, 40; altitude, 7,728 feet. (Pikes Peak)

Greenwood; post village in Custer County Canyon City.

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

Gregory; gulch in Gilpin County, tributary to North Clear Creek. (Central City Special)

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

Gresham; post village in Boulder County; altitude, 8,435 feet. Boulder.

Grey Creek; station in Las Animas County on Colorado and Southern Railway.

Greylock; mountain in La Plata County; altitude, 13,571 feet. (Needle Mountains)

Griffith; mountain in Clear Creek County; altitude, 11,427 feet. (Georgetown)

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

Grizzly; canyon in Garfield County, tributary to Eagle River.

Grizzly; gulch in Hinsdale County, tributary to Silver Creek. (San Cristobal)

Grizzly; gulch in La Plata County, tributary to Johnson Creek. (Needle Mountains)

Grizzly; peak in La Plata County; altitude, 13,695 feet. (Needle Mountains)

Grizzly; peak in San Juan Mountains on boundary line between San Juan and Dolores counties; altitude, 13,748 feet. (Telluride)

Grizzly; peak in Sawatch Range, Pitkin County; altitude, 13,956 feet.

Grizzly; station in Garfield County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Grommet; post village in La Plata County.

Grote; station in Prowers County on Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway; altitude, 3,527 feet, Post-office, Carlton.

Ground Hog; creek in Dolores County, aright-hand branch of West Dolores River, tributary to Dolores River. (Rico)

Ground Hog; gulch in San Miguel County, tributary to East Dolores River. (Telluride)

Grouse; gulch in San Juan County, tributary to Animas River. (Silverton)

Grouse; hill in Teller County; altitude, 9,824. (Pikes Peak)

Grove; creek in Delta and Mesa counties, a left-hand branch of Plateau Creek, tributary to Grand River.

Grover; post village in Weld County on Burlington and Missouri River Railroad; altitude, 5,076 feet.

Grover; village in Pueblo County.

Grubbs; station in Garfield County on Crystal River Railroad; altitude, 6,241 feet.

Guajatoyan; creek in Las Animas County, a left-hand branch of Purgatory River. (Spanish Peaks)

Guardian, The; summit in San Juan County; altitude, 13,617 feet. (Needle Mountains)

Guero, Mount; in Gunnison County; altitude, 11,749 feet,

Guffey; post village in Park County.

Gulch; post village in Pitkin County; altitude 8,200 feet. Railroad name, Spring Gulch.

Gulf Junction; station in Pueblo County, on the Colorado and Southern, and the Denver and Rio Grande railroads; altitude, 4,623 feet.

Gulnare; post village in Las Animas County. (Spanish Peaks)

Gunbarrel; hill in Boulder County; altitude, 5,384 feet. (Niwot)

Gunnison County in the west-central part of the State; bounded on the north by Elk Mountain and Pitkin and Mesa counties, on the east by the summit of Sawatch Mountains, on the south by Saguache and Hinsdale counties, and on the west by Delta, Montrose, and Ouray counties. The middle portion is mountainous, comprising short ranges and groups of the Elk Mountains. The northern and southern portions are plateau like in character. Its area is 3,277 square miles, of which 1 per cent, or 28,163 acres, were under cultivation in 1900. The population in 1900 was 5,331; and of Gunnison, the county seat, 1,200. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was 13° 45 east, The mean annual rainfall is about 9 inches, and the mean annual temperature 40° to 45°.

Gunnison; mountain in Gunnison County; altitude, 12,688 feet.

Gunnison; post town and county seat of Gunnison County, on the Denver and Rio Grande and the Colorado Midland railways; population in 1900, 1,200; altitude, 7,673 feet.

Gunnison; river, a Large right-hand fork of Grand River, heading in the western slopes of Sawatch Range, and flowing west and northwest to Grand Junction; discharging Whitewater January 1 to October 31, 1904, 121,000 acre-feet.

Gunnison Forest Reserve; area 1,408 square miles.

Guston; station in Ouray County on Silverton Railroad. (Silverton)

Gutshalls; station Ln Ouray County on Denver and Rio Grande Grande Railroad.

Guy; gulch in Jefferson County, tributary to Clear Creek. (Blackhawk)

Guy; hill in Jefferson County; altitude, 8,093 feet. (Blackhawk)

Guy Gulch; station in Jefferson County, on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 6,227 feet,

Guyot; hill in Teller County; altitude, 9,894 feet. (Cripple Creek Special)

Guyot, Mount; in Summit County: altitude, 13,565 feet.

Guys; village in Las Animas County.

Gypsum; creek in Eagle County, a left-hand branch of Eagle River.

Gypsum; creek in San Miguel County, a right-hand branch of Dolores River.

Gypsum; post village in Eagle County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; population in 1900, 76; altitude, 6,315 feet.

Gypsum; valley in the western part of the State, drained by Dolores River.

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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