Muddy Creek (Colorado)

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Muddy Creek[1]
Origin 40°25′48″N 106°38′29″W / 40.43000°N 106.64139°W / 40.43000; -106.64139
Mouth Confluence with Colorado River
40°02′35″N 106°23′52″W / 40.04306°N 106.39778°W / 40.04306; -106.39778Coordinates: 40°02′35″N 106°23′52″W / 40.04306°N 106.39778°W / 40.04306; -106.39778
Progression Colorado
Mouth elevation 7,338 ft (2,237 m)

Muddy Creek is a tributary of the Colorado River, approximately 60.5 miles (97.4 km) long,[2] in north central Colorado in the United States.

It rises in northwestern Grand County, in the Routt National Forest west of Rabbit Ears Pass at the continental divide. It flows south, east, then southwest, and joins the Colorado near Kremmling.

Wolford Mountain Reservoir[edit]

The creek was dammed in 1996 to create the Wolford Mountain Reservoir, which forms part of the Wolford Mountain Recreation Area.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Muddy Creek". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2011-01-28. 
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey. National Hydrography Dataset high-resolution flowline data. The National Map, accessed March 18, 2011
  3. ^ Colorado River District. Wolford Mountain Reservoir