Vipond Park Wildflowers:  In early July, Vipond Park is covered with a carpet of wildflowers.  Canyon Creek lays in the canyon beyond the meadow.  At around 10,000 feet, the snow capped peaks of Cleve, Sheriff, and Lion Mountains reach towards the clouds.

Over the hill to the south from Canyon Creek, is the Hecla mining district and to the north, the Quartz Hill mining district.  Quartz Hill in the Vipond mining district flourished from 1878-1889 with a 100 stamp mill.

The Vipond is part of the area that fed the silver and lead smelter at Glendale with ore and wood for the beehive charcoal kilns in Canyon Creek.  Copyright 1996.

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