Lincoln Hills

Colorado is known for outdoor fun and relaxation. But access to the mountains was not always equal—in the early twentieth century, most vacation resorts in Colorado were segregated. Denver businessmen founded Lincoln Hills in the 1920s to give African-Americans the opportunity to camp, hike, fish, and own cabins in the Colorado mountains. Located southwest of Boulder, Lincoln Hills attracted visitors from all over the United States. It became a beloved haven where businessmen and housemaids, celebrities and children could enjoy nature and escape from the harsh problems of the outside world. Photos courtesy Denver Public Library, Western History Department.


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