Crystal Creek Reservoir – Pikes Peak

If you’ve ever traveled the Pikes Peak Highway, or saw highlights of the annual auto race, you know that it goes to the top of Pikes Peak at 14,114 feet. But, along the way there are three reservoirs which capture some of the melting snow and is then used for local drinking water. The highway drives across the Crystal Creek reservoir dam, but you need to leave the highway to get to South Catamount and North Catamount reservoirs. The area is known as the North Slope Recreation Area. It costs 4 dollars per person to take the highway to the lakes for the day. Most of the visitors are   Continue reading