Built in 1943 as part of the Big Thompson Plan. Its primary purpose is to replace water that is being diverted to the front range. The spin-off effects is what attracts many visitors each year for WATER SPORTS and MOUNTAIN ACTIVITIES.
GREEN MOUNTAIN RESERVOIR is located in north central Colorado,in the Lower Blue River Valley, approx 70 miles west of Denver and 20 miles north of I-70.
To reach Green Mountain Reservoir, at the #205 I-70 exit, take Hwy 9 north out of Silverthorne, approx 17 miles. Or, from Kremmling, take Hwy 9 south approx 10 miles.
Highway 9 follows the east side of the lake. HEENEY Rd 30 (County Rd 30) travels the west and north side and meets Hwy 9 at both ends of the lake. The county road is a slow, relaxing scenic drive.
Green Mountain Reservoir from the Dam Black Creek bay at iceout.
Otter Creek Bay Town of HEENEY and the Gore Range.
Sunset in the High Country. Cataract Bluff at Low Water.
Cataract Bluffs at High Water & the Gore Range Heeney marina and Williams Peak.
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