There’s a creepy story of a lost city in Colorado. It’s not a ghost town, at least in the normal terms we think of ghost towns. This is a city that is actually lost and buried … underwater.
About 13 miles south of Breckenridge, the old mining town of Montgomery, the after Only in your state, was once a booming mining town where gold diggers and their families lived. It was founded in 1861 and gold was discovered here just two years later.
This little mining hotspot once housed up to 1,000 people … there was even a saloon and hotel. When the mines dried up, the small town soon followed suit, and by the 1890s it was fairly deserted (except for a few bears, moose, and other wildlife).
A few years later, the city of Colorado Springs came in and scooped up the land and decided to flood it and name it what we know today as the Montgomery Reservoir.
There are some skeletal remains of the city above the lake, but most of it is underwater. If you’ve ever gone there and seen the natural beauty of the IS Montgomery Reservoir and its surroundings, you may not have known the creepy facts lurking below. Now you do.
So if you’re into scary old-fashioned stories like me, you’re ready to pack the kayak and head to the middle of the reservoir and just record it all, or better yet … dive to the bottom.