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Montgomery Reservoir, Alma

#104 of 162 in Wildlife in Colorado
Wildlife Area · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Montgomery Reservoir lies high in Colorado's Mosquito Range near Hoosier Pass a few miles north of Alma, Colorado. The reservoir sits at an altitude of 10,873 feet (3,314 meters). It is owned by Colorado Springs Utilities and delivers water to Colorado Springs, Colorado for municipal use. Built in 1957, the reservoir stores water from the Middle Fork South Platte River and from a tunnel that brings water from the Blue River on the west side of the continental divide.

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  • Pleasant and short hike to the reservoir, worth spending few hours to roam around or just sit and enjoy the view.  more »
  • We happened upon Montgomery Reservoir and the very cool hiking around Magnolia Mill only by chance that the City Hall / Tourist Center employees in Fairplay told us about it. I'm glad they did, and.....  more »
  • Beautiful. Old mining area with waterfalls.
  • Beautiful area that usually has great fishing but in 2018 we visited a couple months earlier than usual and didn't have much luck. Hopefully we'll be back in August again soon but the Lake Crystal/Hayden Meadows more than satisfied our fishing desires even after the much longer drive from Breckenridge.
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