Saturday, May 28, 2016

Arm of the Snake River

The Snake River is a short tributary of the Blue River, approximately 15 miles long, in central Colorado. It drains a mountainous area on the west side of the Front Range in southeastern Summit County east of Keystone. The Snake rises near the continental divide near Webster Pass and descends through a steep canyon to the north past the former mining camp of Montezuma, then turns west to flow past Keystone, where it joins the Blue from the east as an arm of Dillon Reservoir.