Montgomery, Colorado is a Lost Town Few Even Knew Existed
There is a creepy story of a lost town in Colorado. It's not a ghost town, at least in the normal terms that we think of ghost towns. This is a town that is actually lost and buried...underwater.
About 13 miles south of Breckenridge, the old mining town of Montgomery, which according to Only In Your State, actually at one time was quite the booming mining town that housed gold miners and their families. It was founded in 1861 and just two years later, gold was discovered here.
At one time, this little mining hotspot housed up to 1,000 people...it even had a saloon and a hotel. When the mines dried out, the little town soon followed and by the 1890's it was pretty much deserted (outside of some bears, elk and other wildlife).
Several years later, the city of Colorado Springs came in and scooped up the land and decided to flood it and call it what it is we know now as Montgomery Reservoir.
There are a few skeletal remains of the city above the lake but most of it is submerged. If you've ever gone there and seen the natural beauty that IS Montgomery Reservoir and its surroundings, you may not have known the creepy facts of what lurks below. Now you do.
So if you're into spooky old stories like me, you're ready to pack up the kayak and head out to the middle of the reservoir and just take it all in or better yet...dive down to the bottom.