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Colorado Gazetteer Rabbit Creek ~ Rio Mancos River

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.

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

Rabbit; hills in Rio Blanco County.

Rabbit; mountain in Boulder County; altitude, 6,015 feet. (Niwot)

Rabbit Ears; mountain in Routt County; altitude, 10,719 feet.

Radiant; post village in Fremont County.

Ragans; station in Gunnison County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Ragged; mountain in Elk Mountains, Gunnison County; altitude, 12,481 feet.

Ralston; butte in Boulder County; altitude, 10,593 feet.

Ralston; creek in Jefferson County, a left-hand branch of Clear Creek, tributary to South Platte River. (Denver)

Ralston; peak in Jefferson County. (Denver)

Ralston; station in Jefferson County on Union Pacific Railroad; altitude, 5,695 feet. (Denver)

Ralston Junction; station in Jefferson County on Denver, Lakewood and Golden Railroad.

Ramah; post village in Elbert County on Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway; altitude, 6,093 feet.

Rampart; range, a part of Front Range, extern ling from South Platte River to Fountain Creek.

Ramshorn; ridge in Ouray County. (Ouray)

Ranche; creek, right-hand branch of Frazer River, tributary to Grand River.

Rand; post village in Larimer County.

Rangely; post village in Rio Blanco County.

Rarick; gulch in Gunnison County, tributary to Spring Creek. (Crested Butte)

Raspberry; butte in Douglas County. (Castle Rock)

Raspberry; creek in Rio Blanco County, a right-hand branch of south Fork White River.

Raspberry; mountain in Teller County; altitude, 10,500 feet. (Pikes Peak)

Raspberry Fork; in Larimer County, a left-hand branch of North Platte River.

Rathbone; station in Pitkin County on Colorado Midland Railroad; altitude, 7,496 feet.

Raton; canyon in Las Animas County, tributary to Purgatory River. (Elmoro)

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

Raton; mesa in Las Animas County. (Elmoro)

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

Rattlesnake Park; in Larimer County.

Raven: lull m Teller County. (Cripple Creek Special)

Raven; post village in Garfield County.

Raven; ridge in Rio Blanco County, extending into Utah.

Raven Park; valley in Rio Blanco County.

Raymer; station in Weld County on Burlington and Missouri River Railroad; altitude, 4,779 feet.

Raymond; station in Montezuma County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 7,349 feet.

Razor; creek in Saguache County a right-hand branch of Tomichi Creek, tributary to Gunnison River.

Read; post village in Delta County.

Recen; village in Summit County. (Leadville)

Red; canyon in Baca County, tributary to Cimarron River. (Springfield)

Red; creek in Gunnison County, a right-hand branch of Gunnison River.

Red; creek in Ouray County, a right-hand branch of Red Mountain Creek, tributary to Uncompahgre River. (Silverton)

Red; creek in Fremont and Pueblo counties, a right-hand branch of Arkansas River. (Pueblo)

Red; gorge in Grand County, tributary to Grand River.

Red; hill in Boulder County; altitude, 6,574 feet. (Boulder)

Red; hill in La Plata County. (Durango)

Red; hill in Teller County. (Cripple Creek Special)

Red; mountain in Gunnison County.

Red; mountain in San Juan Mountains, Hinsdale County; altitude, 12,800 feet. (San Cristobal)

Red; mountain in Pitkin County. (Aspen)

Fled; peak in Eagle County; altitude, 12,382 feet.

Red; ridge in Teller and Fremont counties. (Pikes Peak)

Red No. 3; summit in San Juan Mountains, on boundary between Ouray and San Juan counties; altitude, 12,865 feet. (Silverton)

Red and white; mountain in Gore Mountains, Eagle County.

Red Canyon; station in Garfield county on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Redcliff; post town and county seat of Eagle County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; population in 1900, 256; altitude, 8,598 feet.

Redcloud; gulch, in Hinsdale County, tributary to Henson Creek. (Silverton)

Red Cloud; peak in Hinsdale County; altitude 14,050 feet. (San Cristobal)

Red Dirt; creek in Eagle County, a right-hand branch of Grand River.

Red Hill; gulch in Boulder County, a right-hand branch of South St. Vrain Creek, tributary to St. Vrain Creek. (Boulder)

Red Hill; station in Park County; altitude, 9,527 feet.

Red Lion; station in Logan County on Union Pacific Railroad.

Red Mountain; creek in Ouray County, a left-hand branch of Uncompahgre River. (Silverton)

Red Mountain; gulch in Hinsdale County, tributary to Lake Fork Gunnison River. (San Cristobal)

Red Mountain; post town in Ouray County on Silverton Railroad; population in 1900, 30. (Silverton)

Red Rio Grande; a right-hand branch of Conejos Creek.

Red Rock; canyon in Las Animas County, tributary to Purgatory River. (Timpas)

Red Rock; peak in Routt County.

Red Rock; station in Montezuma County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad, altitude, 7,688 feet,

Red Rock Basin; valley m Routt County.

Red Sandstone; creek in Eagle County, a right-hand branch of Gores Creek, tributary to Eagle River.

Red Stone; creek in Larimer County, a left-hand branch of Buckhorn Creek, tributary to Thompson Creek.

Redstone; post village in Pitkin County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad.

Redstone Junction; station on Crystal River Railroad; altitude, 7,202 feet.

Red Table; mountain in Eagle County; altitude, 11,600 feet.

Redwell Basin; valley in Gunnison County. (Anthracite)

Regnier; post village in Baca County.

Reilley; canyon in Las Animas County, tributary to Purgatory River. (Spanish Peaks)

Reilly; butte in Jefferson County.

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

Reno; station in Fremont County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 5,233 feet.

Reno; station in Phillips County on Burlington and Missouri River Railroad.

Republican; mountain in Front Range, Clear Creek County; altitude, 12,393 feet. (Georgetown)

Republican; river, a large branch of Kansas River, heading in North and South forks.

Reservoir; lakes in Montezuma County.

Resolis; post village in Elbert County on Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway; altitude, 5,576 feet. (Limon)

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

Resurrection; town in Lake County.

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

Rhone; station in Mesa County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 4,522 feet.

Rhyolite; peak in Teller County; altitude, 10,775 feet. (Pikes Peak)

Rices; station in Dolores County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 10,048 feet.

Richards; town in Park County.

Richmond; hill in Pitkin County. (Aspen)

Richmond; mountain in Elk Mountains, Gunnison County; altitude, 1 2,543 feet. (Anthracite)

Richmond Basin; valley in Ouray County. (Silverton)

Richthofen, Mount; in Larimer County.

Rico; county seat of Dolores County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; population in 1900, 811; altitude, 8,725 feet.

Ridge; summit in La Plata County; altitude, 7,714 feet. (Durango)

Ridgeway; post town in Ouray County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; population in 1900, 245; altitude, 6,993 feet. Railroad name, Ridgeway Junction.

Rifle; creek in Garfield County, a right-hand branch of Grand River, originating in Fast and Middle forks.

Rifle; post town in Garfield County on the Denver and Rio Grande and the Colorado Midland railways; population in 1900, 273; altitude, 5,300 feet.

Rincones; village in Conejos County.

Rinn; post village in Weld County.

Rio Alamoso; river in Rio Grande and Conejos counties, a right-hand branch of Rio Grande.

Rio Alma; river in Mineral County, a right-hand branch of Rio Grande.

Rio Alma; river in Saguache County, a left-hand branch of Saguache River.

Rio Blanco County in the northwestern part of the State; hounded on the north by Routt County, on the east by Routt and Garfield counties, on the south by Garfield County, and on the west by Utah. Its surface consists mostly of plateaus, sloping toward the valley of White River, which centrally traverses the county from east to west. Its area is 3,249 square miles, of which 1 per cent, or 21,846 acres, were under cultivation in 1900. The population in 1900 was 1,690; and of Meeker, the county seat, 507. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was for the eastern part, 14° 20' east, and for the western part, 15° 00' east. The mean annual rainfall is about 16 inches, and the mean annual temperature 40° to 45°.

Rio Blanco; river in Archuleta County, a left-hand branch of San Juan River.

Rio Blanco; post village in Rio Blanco County.

Rio Chama; river in Conejos County, a left-hand branch of Rio Grande.

Rio Conejos; river in Conejos County, a right-hand branch of Rio Grande.

Rio Culebra; river in Costilla County, a left-hand branch of Rio Grande.

Rio del Codo; river in San Miguel County, a right-hand branch of San Miguel River.

Rio de los Piños; river in La Plata County, a right-hand branch of San Juan River.

Rio Dolores Chiquita; river in Mesa County, a right-hand branch of Dolores River.

Rio Dominguez; river in Mesa County, a left-hand branch of Uncompahgre River.

Rio Escalante; river in Montrose County, a left-hand branch of Gunnison River.

Rio Grande County in the southern part of the State; bounded on the north by Saguache County, on the east by Saguache, Costilla, and Conejos counties, on the south by Conejos County, and on the west by Mineral County. It includes part of San Luis Valley, and extends on the west into San Juan Mountains. Its area is 1,331 square miles, of which 9 per cent, or 78,141 acres, were under cultivation in 1900. The population in 1900 was 4,080; and of Del Norte, the county seat, 705. In 1900 the average magnetic declination was 13° 00' east. The mean annual rainfall is about 7 inches, and the mean annual temperature 40°.

Rio Grande; one of the large rivers of the United States. It heads in San Juan Mountains, near Bakers Park, flows east to the San Luis Valley, then turns south, traversing the entire Territory of New Mexico to El Paso, Texas, beyond which point it forms the boundary between the United States and Mexico. Discharge at Del Norte, April 1 to October 31, 1904, 345,900 acre-feet.

Rio Grande and Pagosa Springs Railroad; line extending from Lumberton, New Mexico, to Blanco, Colorado, a distance of 30 miles.

Rio Grande Pyramid; summit in San Juan Mountains, Hinsdale County; altitude, 13,773 feet.

Rio Lado; station in Montezuma County on Denver and Rio Grande Railroad; altitude, 8,073 feet. (Rico)

Rio la Jara; river in Conejos County, a right-hand branch of Rio Grande.

Rio Mancos; river in Montezuma County, a right-hand branch of San Juan River, originating in North, Middle, and East forks.

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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