Waterton Canyon one-day public closure on August 10

Information courtesy of Denver Water

Man jogging along path, cliffs on one side and Platte river on other side

Public access to Waterton Canyon will be closed on Friday, Aug. 10, for Denver Water’s 100th anniversary celebration. The private event will host current and past Denver Water employees and their families, stakeholders and distributors. Waterton Canyon will reopen to the public on Saturday, Aug. 11.

“We’ve chosen to hold the event at the Kassler Treatment Plant, which was built in the early 1900s and is no longer in service, because it is a staple of Denver Water’s history,” said Kathie Dudas, Denver Water marketing manager. “We’re also proud of what this operational facility has become for recreationist, and we appreciate their understanding and patience in allowing Denver Water to appropriately celebrate this exciting milestone.”

Denver Water’s official birthday is on Aug. 6, 100 years after Denver citizens voted to purchase the Denver Union Water Company and form what is now Denver Water.

Hikers and bikers on the Colorado Trail should seek alternative access points, which can be found at www.coloradotrail.org/waterton, during this time. We encourage the public to visit one of Denver Water’s other recreation areas throughout Colorado.

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