Snake River (Colorado)

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Snake River
Snake River mit Anglerschild.jpg
Snake River near Keystone
Physical characteristics
 • locationSummit County, Colorado
 • coordinates39°32′01″N 105°51′16″W / 39.53361°N 105.85444°W / 39.53361; -105.85444
MouthDillon Reservoir
 • location
Confluence with Blue at Dillon Reservoir
 • coordinates
39°36′55″N 106°03′15″W / 39.61528°N 106.05417°W / 39.61528; -106.05417Coordinates: 39°36′55″N 106°03′15″W / 39.61528°N 106.05417°W / 39.61528; -106.05417[1]
 • elevation
9,022 ft (2,750 m)
Length15 mi (24 km)
Basin features
 • leftDeer Creek, Soda Creek
 • rightNorth Fork Snake River

The Snake River is a short tributary of the Blue River, approximately 15 miles (24 km) long, in central Colorado in the United States. It drains a mountainous area on the west side of the Front Range in southeastern Summit County east of Keystone.

It rises near the continental divide near Webster Pass along the Summit-Park county line 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.

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  1. ^ "Snake River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved 2011-01-26.