Wonder what tourism was like here in Park County and Denver during the 1920s then you must browse these captures of a brochure found and sent to us by Colin Pendleton Smokeyq on Facebook! See highlights of amazing resorts of the time, plus glimpses of ads for some that are still around today!
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A FEW WORDS ABOUT THIS CANON
The Platte Canon Tourist Association extends to the visitor from other states, to those who live in Colorado-in fact, EVERYBODY-a cordial invitation to come up to this wonderful country and enjoy the full realization of what benefits to mankind Nature so gloriously extends us mortals who are seeking Rest, Recreation and Happiness.
The numerous and very attractive resorts in this picturesque canon offer exceptional opportunities to the vacationist and tourist, particularly on account of their delightful surroundings and their accessibility, by both auto and train.
An undeniable fact is that this district will soon achieve its rightful place in the thoughts of all as being the most popular and attractive summer playground of the Rockies.
The lack of formality and ceremony, especially in the matter of “dress,” so that everyone can always feel at ease; the courteous but careful service rendered at all the resorts and hotels at exceptionally reasonable rates; all have a tendency to create an irresistible desire in the lover of Nature or those who are seeking rest or amusement to spend at least a few days at one of the places mentioned on the following pages before leaving this most wonderful state of Colorado.
The traveler, whether by auto or train, will find this canon a place well equipped and read to render any service that could be expected in the mountains. The hotels, cottages, stores and auto service stations and camping locations, including those not mentioned herein, will favorably compare with any to be found in Colorado.
The Colorado and Southern Railroad takes you through the full length of the canon (a map of the railroad and train schedule will be found on pages 4 and 5 respectively) en route to Leadville.
The auto road (see auto map, page 4 and log of auto road, pages 5 and 19) is a part of the famous “Peak to Peak” highway, with unsurpased scenic grandeur, will take you through the heart of the canon past the door of the Bureau of Information at Bailey and to the gates of all the resorts mentioned herein.
Every member of the Platte Canon Tourist Association will cheerfully answer any question concerning the numerous resorts and other things of interest to the tourist. Don’t hesitate to call on the Bureau of Information at Bailey, and the Denver Tourist Bureau will also furnish all information that may be desired. COME TO PLATTE CANON.