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Fountain Creek

For other uses, see Fountain Creek (disambiguation).
Fountain Creek[1]
Origin

38°59′48″N 105°01′44″W / 38.99667°N 105.02889°W / 38.99667; -105.02889

Mouth

Confluence with Arkansas
38°15′15″N 104°35′20″W / 38.25417°N 104.58889°W / 38.25417; -104.58889Coordinates: 38°15′15″N 104°35′20″W / 38.25417°N 104.58889°W / 38.25417; -104.58889

Progression ArkansasMississippi
Mouth elevation 4,636 ft (1,413 m)

Fountain Creek is a 74.5-mile-long (119.9 km)[2] creek in El Paso and Pueblo counties, in Colorado in the United States. It is a tributary of the Arkansas River.

Geography

From its source near the city of Woodland Park north of Pikes Peak, the creek flows southeast through the communities of Green Mountain Falls and Chipita Park to the town of Cascade. It continues southeast through a narrow, winding, steep-sided canyon, approximately 3 miles (5 km) long. The canyon is traversed by U.S. Route 24,[3] and was once traversed by the Colorado Midland Railway.[4] Locals confusingly refer to it as "Ute Pass", or just "the pass"; but the actual Ute Pass is some 15 miles (24 km) to the west, along US 24.

After exiting the canyon, Fountain Creek flows through Manitou Springs and into Colorado Springs, where it picks up Monument Creek west of downtown Colorado Springs, and Sand Creek in the southern part of the city. It then flows south, paralleled by Interstate 25, through the eponymous Fountain, Colorado and crosses into Pueblo County, before finally reaching Pueblo where it joins the Arkansas River.

Water quality

Water quality in the creek has been a point of contention between the cities of [1]

References

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