Pioneering the Trail




Cherokee Trail Near Cherry Creek

Walking in the ruts of the Cherokee Trail near Castlerock, Colorado

Rufus Sage 1842. "It [Cherry Creek north from the Divide] pursues its course for nearly sixty miles, through a broad valley of rich soil, ...and shut in for the most part by high plats of table land...gradually expanding its banks ...exchanging a bed of rocks and pebbles for one of quicksand and gravel from the abundance of [choke] cherry found upon it"