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Colorado Gazetteer Packard Gulch ~ Peeler Basin

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.

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

Packers; gap in Otero County. (Timpas)

Pacona; station in Saguache County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Pactolus; village in Gilpin County. (Blackhawk)

Padroni; station in Logan County on Burlington and Missouri River Railroad; altitude, 3,992 feet.

Page; creek in Routt County, a left-hand branch of South Fork Williams River.

Pagoda; peak on White Mountain Plateau, Rio Blanco County; altitude, 11,257 feet.

Pagoda; post village in Routt County; altitude, 6,500 feet.

Pagosa; peak in San Juan Mountains, Mineral County; altitude, 12,674 feet.

Pagosa Junction; post village in Archuleta County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 6,259 feet.

Pagosa Springs; post town and county seat of Archuleta County; population in 1900, 367; altitude, 7,095 feet.

Paine; mountain in Front Range, Clear Creek County. (Georgetown)

Paine; ridge in La Plata Mountains, La Plata County. (La Plata)

Palisades; post village in Mesa County, on the Denver and Rio Grande and the Colorado Midland railways; altitude, 4,729 feet.

Palisades, The; summits in Larimer County; altitude, 8,200 feet.

Pallas; post village in Routt County.

Palmer; lake in El Paso County.

Palmer Lake; town in El Paso County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; population in 1900, 166; altitude, 7,224 feet. Post-office, Palmer Castle Rock.

Palmetto; gulch in San Juan County, tributary to Henson Creek. (Silverton)

Palo; station in Fremont County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 7,139 feet.

Pando; post village in Eagle County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 9,199 feet.

Pandora; village in San Miguel County; altitude, 8,995 feet. (Telluride)

Paoli; station in Phillips County on Burlington and Missouri River Railroad; altitude, 3,873 feet.

Paonia; post village in Delta County; altitude, 5,684 feet.

Papoose; creek in Dolores County, a left-hand branch of Horse Creek, tributary to East Dolores River. (Rico)

Parachute; station in Garfield County, on the Denver and Rio Grande and the Colorado Midland railways; altitude, 5,105 feet.

Paradise Basin; valley in San Juan County. (Telluride)

Paradox; post village in Montrose County.

Paradox; valley in Montrose County.

Pargin; town in La Plata County.

Park; creek in Boulder County, a right-hand branch of Cave Creek, tributary to St. Vrain Creek. (Boulder)

Park; creek in Larimer County, a left-hand branch of Cache la Poudre River.

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

Park County in the center of the State; bounded on the north by Summit and Clear Creek counties, on the east by Jefferson and Teller counties, on the south by Fremont County, and on the west by Park Range. It includes South Park, extending to the summits of the bordering ranges. Its area is 2,084 square miles, of which 3 per cent, or 40,258 acres, were under cultivation in 1000. The population in 1900 was 2,998; and of Fairplay, the county seat, 819. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was 14° 15' east. The mean annual rainfall is about 15 inches, and the mean annual temperature about 40°.

Park: gulch in Park County, tributary to Tarryall Creek.

Park; range of mountains forming the west wall of Middle and South parks; includes a number of peaks which exceed 14,000 feet in altitude; it is cut through toward the north by Grand River in its course out of Middle Park.

Park; station in Jefferson County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 6,462 feet.

Park: station in Park County on Colorado Midland Railway; altitude, 8,740 feet.

Park; town in Teller County on Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek District Rail way.

Park Basin: valley in San Miguel County. (Telluride)

Park Cone: summit in Gunnison County; altitude, 12,021 feet.

Parkdale; village in Fremont County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude. 5,788 feet. (Canyon City)

Parker; post village in Douglas County on Colorado and Southern Railway; altitude, 5,861 feet. (Denver)

Park Range Forest Reserve: area 1,183 square miles.

Park View; peak in Larimer County; altitude, 12,433 feet.

Parkville; town in Saguache County.

Parlin; post village in Gunnison County, on the Denver and Rio Grande and the Colorado Midland railways; altitude, 7,942 feet.

Parma; station in Rio Grande County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 7,604 feet.

Parrott; peak in La Plata Mountains, La Plata County; altitude, 1,876 feet. (La Plata)

Parrott; village in La Plata County; altitude, 8,633 feet, (La Plata)

Parry; peak in Front Range, Grand County: altitude, 13,133 feet.

Parson; gulch in San Juan County, tributary to South Fork Animas River. (Silverton)

Pass; butte on boundary between Routt and Rio Blanco counties.

Pass; creek in Grand County, a right-hand branch of Muddy Creek, tributary to Grand River.

Pass; creek in Gunnison County, a right-hand branch of Ohio Creek, tributary to Gunnison River. (Anthracite)

Pass; creek in Huerfano County, a right-hand branch of Huerfano River. (Huerfano Park)

Pass; creek in Saguache County, a right-hand branch of Cochetopa Creek, tributary to Tomichi Creek.

Pass; mountain in Puma Hills; altitude, 11,200 feet.

Pasture; gulch in Montezuma County, tributary to East Dolores River Rico. Pat; canyon in Baca County, tributary to Cimarron River. (Springfield)

Patterson; hollow in Otero County, tributary to Arkansas River. (Timpas)

Pawnee; buttes in Weld County.

Pawnee; pass in Weld County.

Pawnee; post village in Morgan County.

Paymaster; town in Ouray County.

Payne; station in Delta County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 5,279 feet.

Peabody; station in Park County on Colorado and Southern Railway.

Peach Blow; post village in Eagle County on Colorado Midland Railway; altitude, 7,087 feet,

Pearl; creek in Eagle County, a right-hand branch of Eagle River. (Leadville)

Pearl; hill in Eagle County. (Ten mile District Special)

Pearl; mountain in Elk Mountain; on boundary between Pitkin and Gunnison counties; altitude, 13,484 feet. (Crested Butte)

Pearl; pass in Elk Mountains, between Pitkin and Gunnison counties; altitude, 12,715 feet. (Crested Butte)

Pearl; post village in Larimer County.

Peck; gulch in Boulder County, tributary to Lefthand Creek. (Boulder)

Peckham; post village in Weld County on Union Pacific Railroad; altitude, 4, 727 feet. (Greeley)

Pecks; creek in Pueblo County, a right-hand branch of Arkansas River, (Pueblo)

Peconic; station in Kit Carson County on Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway.

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

Peeler; peak in Elk Mountains, Gunnison County; altitude, 12,219 feet. (Anthracite)

Peeler Basin; valley in Gunnison County. (Anthracite)

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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