List of national historic landmarks in Colorado

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This is a list of National Historic Landmarks in Colorado. There are 26 National Historic Landmarks in Colorado, two of which extend into New Mexico.[1]

National Historic Landmarks in Colorado[edit]

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[2] Landmark name Image Date designated[3] Location County Description
1 Bent's Old Fort
Bent's Old Fort.
December 19, 1960
La Junta
38°02′23″N 103°25′36″W / 38.0397748°N 103.4266500°W / 38.0397748; -103.4266500 (Bent's Old Fort)
Otero Adobe fort built in 1833 to trade with Plains Indians and trappers, on Santa Fe Trail
2 Central City/Black Hawk Historic District
Restored historic buildings in downtown Black Hawk
July 4, 1961
Central City and Black Hawk
39°48′04″N 105°30′47″W / 39.8010090°N 105.5130620°W / 39.8010090; -105.5130620 (Central City/Black Hawk Historic District)
Gilpin Former gold mining camps in the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains, once known as the 'Richest Square Mile on Earth
3 Colorado Chautauqua
The Chautauqua Academic Hall
February 10, 2006
39°59′54″N 105°16′49″W / 39.9983190°N 105.2802682°W / 39.9983190; -105.2802682 (Colorado Chautauqua)
Boulder This 1898 Chautauqua is the only one West of the Mississippi, one of only four continuously operating since its inception, and the only one open year round.
4 Colorado Fuel and Iron Company Administration Complex
(Minnequa Steel Works)
Colorado Fuel and Iron Company Administration Complex
January 13, 2021
215 and 225 Canal St.
38°14′17″N 104°36′46″W / 38.23804°N 104.61287°W / 38.23804; -104.61287 (Colorado Fuel and Iron Company Administration Complex)
Pueblo First major steel works west of the Mississippi.
5 Cripple Creek Historic District
Cripple Creek, 1957
July 4, 1961
Cripple Creek
38°44′48″N 105°10′31″W / 38.7467790°N 105.1753060°W / 38.7467790; -105.1753060 (Cripple Creek Historic District)
Teller The gold mining town of Cripple Creek and the surrounding hills
6 Denver & Rio Grande Railroad San Juan Extension
(Cumbres and Toltec Scenic Railroad)
Denver & Rio Grande Railroad San Juan Extension
October 16, 2012
Antonito, CO and Chama, NM
37°04′11″N 106°00′43″W / 37.06972°N 106.01202°W / 37.06972; -106.01202 (Denver & Rio Grande Railroad San Juan Extension)
Conejos, CO, Archuleta, CO, and Rio Arriba, NM Longest & most complete representation of late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century railroading.
7 Denver Civic Center
Civic Center 1955
October 16, 2012
39°44′21″N 104°59′20″W / 39.7391667°N 104.9888889°W / 39.7391667; -104.9888889 (Denver Civic Center)
Denver City Beautiful-era civic center.
8 Durango-Silverton Narrow-Gauge Railroad
A steam locomotive of the D&SNG
July 4, 1961
Durango to Silverton
37°16′09″N 107°52′57″W / 37.26912°N 107.88253°W / 37.26912; -107.88253 (Durango-Silverton Narrow-Gauge Railroad)
La Plata and San Juan Narrow gauge mining railroad which has continued to serve as a tourist line between Durango and Silverton
9 Georgetown-Silver Plume Historic District
The historic Alpine Hose Firehouse No. 2 in Georgetown.
November 13, 1966
Georgetown and Silver Plume
39°42′22″N 105°41′51″W / 39.7060984°N 105.6975041°W / 39.7060984; -105.6975041 (Georgetown-Silver Plume Historic District)
Clear Creek Historic district which includes the silver mining towns of Georgetown and Silver Plume as well as the 1884 railway engineering marvel which connects them, the Georgetown Loop Railroad.
10 Granada Relocation Center
(Amache National Historic Site)
Japanese evacuees on August 30, 1942, arrive by train, wait for the bus ride to Camp Amache, Granada Relocation Center, southeastern Colorado.
February 10, 2006
38°02′55″N 102°19′42″W / 38.0486203°N 102.3282454°W / 38.0486203; -102.3282454 (Granada Relocation Center)
Prowers World War II Japanese American internment center
11 Leadville Historic District
Leadville in the 1950s
July 4, 1961
39°14′50″N 106°17′29″W / 39.2472900°N 106.2913170°W / 39.2472900; -106.2913170 (Leadville Historic District)
Lake Historic Leadville, Colorado mining district and village area
12 Lindenmeier Site
Lindenmeier Site
January 20, 1961
40°58′48″N 105°03′44″W / 40.979898°N 105.062256°W / 40.979898; -105.062256 (Lindenmeier Site)
Larimer The only extensive Folsom culture campsite yet found with artifacts dating from approximately 11200 BCE to 3000 BCE.
13 Lowry Ruin
Lowry Pueblo
July 19, 1964
Pleasant View
37°35′05″N 108°55′13″W / 37.58469°N 108.92017°W / 37.58469; -108.92017 (Lowry Ruin)
Montezuma Ancestral Puebloan archaeological site from 1060 with a very large kiva
14 Ludlow Tent Colony Site
Ludlow Tent Colony Site
January 16, 2009
37°20′21″N 104°35′02″W / 37.3392453°N 104.5837849°W / 37.3392453; -104.5837849 (Ludlow Tent Colony Site)
Las Animas Site of 1914 miners' strike that culminated in Ludlow Massacre
15 Mesa Verde Administrative District
Mesa Verde Administrative District
May 29, 1987
Mesa Verde National Park
37°11′03″N 108°29′17″W / 37.1841624°N 108.4881439°W / 37.1841624; -108.4881439 (Mesa Verde Administrative District)
Montezuma First buildings built by the National Park Service with intent to reflect cultural traditions in the park area, built in 1921
16 Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel #6
(Burlington Carousel)
The carousel at Elitch Gardens in 2009
February 27, 1987
39°18′33″N 102°16′14″W / 39.3090670°N 102.2706890°W / 39.3090670; -102.2706890 (Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel #6)
Kit Carson Carousel built for Elitch Gardens in 1905. In 1928 it moved to Kit Carson County fairgrounds where it remains open today. It is the only antique carousel in America retaining its original paint on both the scenery panels and the animals, and it is the only surviving Philadelphia Toboggan Company menagerie carousel.
17 Pikes Peak
Pikes Peak
July 4, 1961
Colorado Springs
38°50′26″N 105°02′42″W / 38.8405839°N 105.0449035°W / 38.8405839; -105.0449035 (Pikes Peak)
El Paso Pike's Peak (everything above 14,000 feet (4,300 m) elevation). This mountain was inspiration for "America the Beautiful" as well as the motto "Pike's Peak or Bust"
18 Pike's Stockade
Pike's Stockade
July 4, 1961
37°17′37″N 105°48′37″W / 37.2936205°N 105.8102975°W / 37.2936205; -105.8102975 (Pike's Stockade)
Conejos Explorer Zebulon Pike set up a fort here.
19 Raton Pass
Raton Pass
December 19, 1960
Trinidad, CO and Raton, NM
36°59′28″N 104°29′12″W / 36.9911344°N 104.4866544°W / 36.9911344; -104.4866544 (Raton Pass)
Las Animas, CO and Colfax, NM Mountain pass between New Mexico and Colorado
20 Red Rocks Park and Mount Morrison Civilian Conservation Corps Camp
Red Rocks Park and Mount Morrison Civilian Conservation Corps Camp
August 4, 2015
Morrison, CO
39°39′56″N 105°12′21″W / 39.6655433°N 105.2058221°W / 39.6655433; -105.2058221 (Red Rocks Park and Mount Morrison Civilian Conservation Corps Camp)
Jefferson Denver Mountain Park and camp where workers stayed while building the park's amphitheater.
21 Rocky Mountain National Park Administration Building
(Beaver Meadows Visitor Center)
Rocky Mountain National Park Administration Building
January 3, 2001
Estes Park
40°21′59″N 105°33′40″W / 40.3662840°N 105.5610180°W / 40.3662840; -105.5610180 (Rocky Mountain National Park Administration Building)
Larimer Also known as the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center, it was designed by Taliesin Associated Architects, their first major work after Frank Lloyd Wright had died. It demonstrated how modern architecture could be successful inside the National Parks and was the last significant project in Mission 66.
22 Shenandoah-Dives (Mayflower) Mill
Shenandoah-Dives (Mayflower) Mill
February 16, 2000
37°49′44″N 107°37′39″W / 37.8288855°N 107.6275605°W / 37.8288855; -107.6275605 (Shenandoah-Dives (Mayflower) Mill)
San Juan Only surviving example of a selective flotation mill in Colorado.
23 Silverton Historic District
Grand Imperial Hotel
July 4, 1961
37°48′46″N 107°39′46″W / 37.8128640°N 107.6627670°W / 37.8128640; -107.6627670 (Silverton Historic District)
San Juan Former silver mining town, home of the Shenandoah-Dives (Mayflower) Mill and one end of the Durango-Silverton Narrow-Gauge Railroad
24 Telluride Historic District
Telluride Main Street
July 4, 1961
37°56′15″N 107°48′45″W / 37.9375170°N 107.8124040°W / 37.9375170; -107.8124040 (Telluride Historic District)
San Miguel Former gold mining boomtown, it is now an artistic retreat and a ski resort town
25 Trujillo Homesteads
Trujillo Homestead
February 1, 2012
37°44′02″N 105°44′11″W / 37.73382°N 105.73636°W / 37.73382; -105.73636 (Trujillo Homesteads)
Alamosa Early ranch settlement (1880s) in the San Luis Valley, with a surviving period ranch house; located on a Nature Conservancy property near Great Sand Dunes National Park.
26 United States Air Force Academy, Cadet Area
United States Air Force Academy Cadet Area.
April 1, 2004
Colorado Springs
39°00′31″N 104°53′25″W / 39.0086350°N 104.8902880°W / 39.0086350; -104.8902880 (United States Air Force Academy, Cadet Area)
El Paso Bold use of Modern architecture at the United States Air Force Academy, especially with the Cadet Chapel

See also[edit]


  1. ^ National Park Service (June 2011). "National Historic Landmarks Survey: List of National Historic Landmarks by State" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-11-05. Retrieved 2011-07-04..
  2. ^ Numbers represent an alphabetical ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  3. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.

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Coordinates: 38°59′50″N 105°32′52″W / 38.9972°N 105.5478°W / 38.9972; -105.5478 (State of Colorado)