C28 The Buffalo Herd

Northwest Pasture at I-70 exit 254, in Genesee Park

Denver’s first “Mountain Park,” Genesee, acquired in 1914. The first 160 acres were enclosed for endangered species of Colorado elk and 14 of the last bison, transported from Yellowstone. Genesee Park was first split by Hwy 40 in 1937. A tunnel under I-70 allows the bison to enjoy the pasture south of I-70, adjacent to the oldest ranch house of continuous occupation in Jefferson County known as the Patrick House built in 1860, east of Chief Hosa Lodge built in 1918.