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Cheesman Dam - Things to Know Before Visiting

Cheesman Dam, Sedalia, CO 80135, USA


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About Cheesman Dam

This is the first major dam in the U.S. to incorporate the gravity arch, and upon completion it was the highest gravity arch stone masonry dam in the world. It is the key structure in Denver's water supply. it is also a designated a Historic Civil Engineering Landmark.

Attractions Near Cheesman Dam

Pike-San Isabel National Forest
Pike-San Isabel National Forest5.57km from Cheesman Dam

The Pike-San Isabel National Forests & Cimarron and Comanche National Grasslands covers nearly three million acres from western Kansas and Colorado's highest mountain peaks along the Continental Divide. This landscape offers a variety of ecosystems rich in history, geology, scenery, wildlife habitat and recreation opportunities.

Thunder Butte
Thunder Butte7.58km from Cheesman Dam

Thunder Butte is a prominent butte landmark located in the northwest corner of Ziebach County, South Dakota, in the United States. Thunder Butte is a large, isolated hill that can be seen for many miles in every direction, and has served throughout history as an important orientation point for area residents or a navigational aide for travelers crossing the surrounding plains. The butte gives its name to a small community at its base, and to a small creek that runs into the Moreau River.

Goose Creek Trailhead
Goose Creek Trailhead9.69km from Cheesman Dam

The Goose Creek trailhead is easily reached from Bozeman or Livingston Montana. It is accessed by exiting Interstate 90 about 7 miles east of Bozeman at Exit 316, the Trail Creek exit. The landscape is surreal. The forest is lush and the rock formations are striking.

Devils Head
Devils Head15.84km from Cheesman Dam

Devils Head is a mountain summit in the Rampart Range of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The 9,749-foot peak is located in Pike National Forest, 14.2 miles southwest by south of the community of Sedalia in Douglas County, Colorado, United States. Some of the forest has softened the looks, as there used to be a more obvious eye socket, and facial features. However, from this angle, one is still able to see the face and even horns.

Devil's Head Lookout
Devil's Head Lookout15.98km from Cheesman Dam

Devil's Head Lookout is a U.S. Forest Service fire lookout tower at the summit of Devils Head in Douglas County. The station was first established in 1912, with the original tower built in 1919. In the summer of 1951, the old tower was dismantled and current structure was built. In 1991. Sitting at the highest point of Rampart Range, the fire lookout is the last remaining such structure to be in service along the Front Range of Colorado.

Carpenter Peak
Carpenter Peak29.52km from Cheesman Dam

Carpenter Peak is located in Ro​xborough State Park,​ which is a Colorado Natural Area and a National Natural Landmark. The parks 4,000 acres is filled with dramatic red-rock formations, distinct plant communities, and a host of wildlife ranging from black bears to mule deer. More than 1.2 billion years of geologic time are represented by the red-rock formations found within the park.

Where is Cheesman Dam

Discover More Attractions in Douglas County, Where Cheesman Dam Is Located

Douglas County
Douglas County
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Douglas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado.. It is located midway between Colorado's two largest cities, Denver and Colorado Springs, and contains a portion of Aurora, the state's third-largest city. Douglas County is home to an impressive selection of attractions and experiences, making it well worth a visit.