The Blue River is a tributary of the Colorado River that is approximately 65 miles long. It rises in southern Summit County, on the western side of the continental divide in the Ten Mile Range, near Quandary Peak.
It flows north past Blue River and through the heart of Breckenridge and into the Dillion Reservoir which provides the city of Denver with 40% of it's water. Ultimately, the Blue River flows into the Green Mountain Reservoir which provides hydroelectric power and diversionary water for irrigation purposes as part of the Colorado-Big Thompson Project.
My Your Our Water was in Breckenridge, Colorado in collaboration with Breckcreate May-June 2016 to collect and share water stories from the West where water worries often run high.
The Blue River