Lulu City Site Professional Guide
Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook
"Faint remnants of failed dreams of mining fortunes rest along the peaceful headwaters of the Colorado River. Colorado contains many history fanatics eager to explore the state’s mining past. But even this mining multitude finds few structural remnants of the search for silver at the site of Lulu City, which disappointed humans abandoned in the 1880s, about ten years after it was founded.
Very common, however, along the Colorado River Trail through the long-ago hopes of seekers of riches are structures built by even older contributors to American capital: the nation’s largest rodent, the beaver. In the 1830s, when most of the American economy depended on agriculture, bold mountain men of European ancestry ventured into the Rocky Mountains to kill beavers and peel their hides, which had miniscule barbs on their hairs. Thus beaver pelts were particularly suited for felting to make water-repellent hats."