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Cameron Peak Fire

Added by yongli on 10/16/2020 - 14:44, last changed on 01/19/2021 - 08:36
The Cameron Peak Fire is the largest wildfire in Colorado history. It began on August 13, 2020, and burned 208,913 acres of the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests in western Larimer County . Thought to be human-caused, the fire ignited on the flanks of Cameron Peak some forty miles west of Fort...

Downtown Loveland Historic District

Added by yongli on 05/16/2017 - 16:48, last changed on 03/31/2020 - 01:07
Centered on East Fourth Street, the Downtown Loveland Historic District comprises nine square blocks of the town’s original commercial district. Most of the district lies within the original town plat, and at least fourteen of its fifty-eight buildings date to the late nineteenth century. On...

Fort Collins

Added by yongli on 09/13/2017 - 14:46, last changed on 03/04/2021 - 01:07
Fort Collins, the fourth-most populous city in Colorado, lies along the Cache la Poudre River near the foothills of the northern Front Range . The seat of Larimer County , Fort Collins was founded as an Army camp in 1864 and has since developed into a regional hub for education, business, culture,...

Front Range

Added by yongli on 01/23/2017 - 16:06, last changed on 05/11/2020 - 09:40
The Front Range is a corridor of the Rocky Mountains and surrounding land stretching 200 miles from the Wyoming border on the north to the Arkansas River on the south. The western border of the Front Range consists of a collection of high mountain ranges, from the Medicine Bow and Laramie Mountains...

High Park Fire

Added by yongli on 10/15/2020 - 15:55, last changed on 10/21/2020 - 09:34
Ignited by lightning in early June 2012, the High Park Fire became one of the largest and most destructive wildfires in Colorado history, burning 87,415 acres along the Cache la Poudre River in the mountains west of Fort Collins . By the time it was fully contained on June 30, the High Park Fire...

Horsetooth Reservoir

Added by yongli on 09/14/2020 - 16:44, last changed on 10/20/2020 - 09:43
Horsetooth Reservoir is located in the foothills just west of Fort Collins . The Bureau of Reclamation began construction of the reservoir in 1946 as part of the larger Colorado–Big Thompson Project , which provided additional irrigation water for the northern Front Range . Horsetooth Reservoir was...

John C. Frémont

Added by yongli on 08/03/2016 - 15:52, last changed on 05/04/2020 - 01:07
John Charles Frémont (1813–90) was an American explorer and cartographer for the US Topographical Engineers who crossed Colorado on various expeditions. Between 1842 and 1853, Frémont led five western expeditions with numerous objectives. He was also involved in the Mexican-American War (1846–48)...

September 2013 Floods

Added by yongli on 06/09/2020 - 14:45, last changed on 08/25/2020 - 10:28
In September 2013, Colorado’s Front Range , from Fort Collins south to Colorado Springs , experienced some of the most dramatic and devastating flood s in state history. In the hardest-hit areas, the rainfall beginning September 9 and ending September 16 matched or exceeded annual averages. Across...

Trail Ridge Road

Added by yongli on 05/22/2018 - 15:50, last changed on 04/17/2020 - 08:19
Trail Ridge Road snakes roughly fifty miles across Rocky Mountain National Park , from Estes Park to Grand Lake . Planned and built from about 1929 to 1938, the road provided a safer route across the Continental Divide for the park’s growing number of visitors. Trail Ridge Road reaches an elevation...
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