Pluck O’ the Irish

Irish Canyon a great place to see cultural resources in an isolated area

The beginning of Irish Canyon is less than 50 yards wide with steep walls layered in red, green and gray. It’s a great place to get lost and a great place to watch whomever is coming after you. Outlaws such as Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch, Matt Warner, Isom Dart, and others spent time in the Browns Park vicinity because it was so remote and a great place to hide out.



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The beginning of Irish Canyon is less than 50 yards wide with steep walls layered in red, green and gray. It’s a great place to get lost and a great place to watch whomever is coming after you. Outlaws such as Butch Cassidy and the Wild Bunch, Matt Warner, Isom Dart, and others spent time in the Browns Park vicinity because it was so remote and a great place to hide out.

As an Irishman, I got a little teary-eyed when I first discovered a canyon in extreme Northwest Colorado called Irish Canyon. It is, after all, one of the major landmarks in northwest…




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