Since Oct. 30, Denver Water’s contractors have started multiple construction projects at Waterton Canyon, resulting in daily construction traffic in the canyon. These projects will improve transportation safety for Denver Water operations and maintain the water system.
Please use caution when hiking and biking in the area. These projects will also result in periodic closures of the canyon for your safety.
We anticipate construction to be completed early summer 2024. Please check back frequently for construction and closure updates.
From bighorns to bike trails, a great place to play
Strontia Springs Dam is 6.2 miles upstream of the mouth of Waterton Canyon on the South Platte River. Water is diverted from the reservoir to the Foothills Water Treatment Plant and Marston Water Treatment Plant. Completed in 1983, this dam rises 243 feet above the South Platte streambed.
Waterton Canyon is home to many different types of wildlife, including the popular Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep herd. There are also mule deer, black bears, mountain lion(s), elk, lizards and snakes, including the prairie rattlesnake.
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