- This large lake is surrounded by mountains. It offers up a beautiful backdrop for photographers. The waters are popular for sailboats and sea kayaks but is too cool for swimming. Recreational opportunities include a bike path along the banks, boat rentals available at two different towns and a couple campgrounds.
- Gold was discovered in this area in 1859 which led to the establishment of a town by the same name as the current reservoir. The town was moved in 1883 and again in 1892 with the arrival of the railroad. Finally, this town was moved again in the late 1950's to make room for the reservoir.
- The reservoir can be seen from the interstate or from the highways that lead to one of the four nearby ski resorts.
- To access this reservoir most people drive through a 1.7 mile tunnel that takes the interstate under the Continental Divide. The tunnel is the longest mountain tunnel and highest point on the Interstate Highway system.
- One mountain range viewable from the reservoir is the Tenmile Range. The peaks of this range are numbered. Peak One is near the reservoir and Peak 7, 8, 9 and 10 are home to one of the states most popular ski areas.
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