© 2019 Corral Bluffs Alliance

All photographs copyright S. Milito, Corral Bluffs Alliance; HHMI Tangled Bank Studios; Bill Koerner, Corral Bluffs Alliance; Cody Sutton, City of Colorado Springs Parks

History

Corral Bluffs and Jimmy Camp have a rich human history spanning approximately 5000 years. Evidence of PaleoIndian habitation has been found, as well as Archaic, Prehistoric and historic Native American sites. As early as the 1830s Jimmy Camp provided a location for trading between the illustrious Jimmy Daugherty and the trappers and native people of the region. From the 1840s to the 1890s Jimmy Camp was a part of the Cherokee Trail and during the 1860s Charles Goodnight and Oliver Loving drove their cattle from Texas to Denver and Wyoming, stopping at the natural "corrals" in Corral Bluffs formed by the 400 foot cliffs to rest their cattle. 

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