Dipper Gap


Dipper Gap - Logan County - Colorado - 4,460 feet
An intermittent stream south of the gap runs east-west.

Northwest of Sterling via county roads.
gravel, dirt - dual sport

photos by Karst Postma, 5/4/2012


At the gap.

At the gap.

At the gap.

At the gap.

At the gap.

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Notes from Karst: Dipper Gap. Mostly easy to get to. CR-64 is hard packed county road. Going North from CR-64, it is potholed, but doable even a street bike with a little bit of skill. Coming from the South and mile before Dipper Gap, where the road turns West, there is a gate. It looks like it is not used much. No houses in sight, so nobody to give you a hard time. I went back the same way I came in, so I do not know what kind of access there is North of the gap. Dipper Gap itself is in a grassy field, a 100 yards or so from the road.




From United States Board on Geographic Names:
Feature Name ID Class County State Latitude Longitude Ele(ft) Map BGN Date Entry Date
Dipper Gap 171035 Gap Logan CO 405421N 1033328W 4445 Dipper Spring - 13-OCT-1978

For some history, check "Archaelogical Excavations at Dipper Gap: A Stratified Butte Top Site in Northeastern Colorado" by Michael Douglas Metcalf, Colorado State University, 1974.
More recent activity in the area involves the drilling in the Dakota D-2 sand of the Dipper Gap oil field.



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