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Created 17-Feb-09
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South Valley, Jefferson County , Colorado

This little gem of a place is one of my favorite metro Denver locations to shoot at, it is in the middle of a subdivision yet often, goes completely forgotten about by local Denver photographers. However, once one arrives here they are totally taken back by the scenery, it is surprising to say the very least!

A little history from their webpage:

"For over 10,000 years, hunter-gatherers migrated through the Front Range area, wintering in the Hogback Valley of Southeastern Jefferson County. There is evidence that South Valley was occupied by hunter-gatherers 7,500 years before the Pyramids of Egypt were built!
Later in Time...
Numerous Anglo settlers owned the land before the early nineteen hundreds. In 1913, John Shaffer migrated to Colorado, purchased property in the area and named it after his two sons, Kent and Carroll (Ken-Caryl). In 1926, Shaffer purchased the "south ranch" from Frank Mann, the original owner. The property continued to change ownership until 1997 when Martin Marietta (now Lockheed-Martin) and Colrad sold 909 acres to Open Space."


---John

Desert Daybreak

Desert Daybreak

Peace In The Valley

Peace In The Valley

The Morning Desert

The Morning Desert

Well Fancy Seeing You Here!

Well Fancy Seeing You Here!

Categories & Keywords
Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Landscapes
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Colorado, HDR, Ken Caryl Ranch, South Valley, desert, landscape, mountains, mountains, nature, outdoors, rocks, scenery, scenic, sky, sunrise, tourism, travel


Guestbook for South Valley, Jefferson County , Colorado
Debbie(non-registered)
Awww, look at those cute big ears hehehe. soo cute =D
You're right babe, the scenery is to die for.
I wanna be able to see that for myself.. =`(
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