Lariat Loop Museum Gateway, 1999 Photo: Sally L. White
Lariat Loop Mountain Gateway Heritage Area
Since the 1850s, the Lariat Loop Mountain Gateway
area has been a gateway to the Rockies, a recreational area, and,
increasingly, a place where people live. In recent years, it has
been overtaken by the rapidly expanding urban area. Yet the people
who live and work in the Lariat Loop Mountain Gateway area are very
conscious of their unique heritage, which is reflected in mountain
parks and byways, historic structures, and close-knit communities.
The grassroots effort that has created the Lariat Loop Mountain
Gateway Heritage Area has a goal of preserving the area in the
Rocky Mountain foothills west of Denver. Their efforts were
rewarded in January 2000 when the Lariat Loop Mountain Gateway was
designated an official Colorado Heritage Area.
Originally submitted by: Thomas G. Tancredo, Representative (6th District).
The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000. Consequently, it is not being updated with new or revised information with the exception of "Related Website" links.