If you’ve admired the overlooks at Rocky Mountain National Park, driven the Scenic Rimrock Highway in Colorado National Monument, or enjoyed a concert at the amphitheatre in Red Rocks Park, you’ve benefited from the labors of Colorado’s CCC enrollees.
If you’ve camped in a Forest Service campground, hiked any of the 110 miles of Colorado trails they built, visited a forest ranger station or lookout, or crossed one of their 160 forest bridges, you’ve benefited from the labors of Colorado’s CCC enrollees.
If you’ve visited Denver’s Mountain Parks, Boulder’s Flagstaff Mountain, Colorado Spring’s Garden of the Gods, mountain parks belonging to Loveland, Fort Collins, Rifle, or certain parks in Pueblo, Greeley, Durango, Trinidad, Glenwood Springs, and Colorado Springs, chances are you’ve benefited from the labors of Colorado’s CCC enrollees.
An agency-by-agency overview of work in Colorado during the first three years is here. For Forest Service and National Park Service, work began with the beginning of the CCC in 1933; other agencies arrived in Colorado with the nationwide expansion in 1935. The final summary of Colorado work was published in 1942, showing $63.7 million spent and 57,944 men employed.
Individual projects described in more detail on this site are:
- Lion’s Den Shelter, Durango
Check back for more on these and many other Colorado projects.
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