The Hanging Flume today is in disrepair. Due to decades of neglect, road clean-up, abuse, scavenging and natural elements very little of the original flume still clings to the canyon walls. Thanks to great organizations such as the State Historical Fund and the Colorado State Historical Society, measures are being taken to preserve our heritage and the history of our forefathers.
The National and State Historic Register was created in 1966 under the National Preservation Act to coordinate and support private and public efforts to identify, evaluate and protect our historic resources. The Hanging Flume was added to the National Register of Historic Places on May 15, 1980. It was also added to the Endangered Places list in 1999 by Colorado Preservation Inc. as well as the 2006 World Monuments Fund Watch List.
Specifically, the State Historical Fund has awarded a grant to interpret and create awareness of this special place in remote Colorado.
Right now you are experiencing the first step of our preservation efforts. This website is an important educational tool designed to get you involved in preserving history and protecting your heritage. Learn what you can do to help our efforts.