Horse Creek (Colorado)

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Horse Creek[1]
Origin 38°59′32″N 104°18′59″W / 38.99222°N 104.31639°W / 38.99222; -104.31639
Mouth Confluence with Arkansas
38°04′22″N 103°19′35″W / 38.07278°N 103.32639°W / 38.07278; -103.32639Coordinates: 38°04′22″N 103°19′35″W / 38.07278°N 103.32639°W / 38.07278; -103.32639
Progression ArkansasMississippi
Mouth elevation 3,944 ft (1,202 m)
Basin area 1,421 sq mi (3,680 km2)

Horse Creek is a 129-mile-long (208 km)[2] tributary of the Arkansas River that flows from a source south of Calhan in the Holcolm Hills of El Paso County, Colorado. It flows east and south to a confluence with the Arkansas in Otero County west of Las Animas


  1. ^ "Horse Creek". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-02-03. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed March 31, 2011

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