This route, following the former South Platte River Trail, has been closely associated with the development of the state of Colorado. Along the banks of the shallow many-islanded stream passed the Spanish explorer, Pedro de Villasur, in 1720. A century later came trappers for beaver skins and fur traders who built well-fortified posts and bartered with Native Americans for buffalo hides. Next, the Fifty-niners, lured by tales of fabulous gold strikes, and then the ever-increasing tide of settlers.
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