Brief by Allen Best
Water – January 2008 – Colorado Central Magazine
It may not be the sort of thing that a town would put on its “Hello Visitors” welcoming sign, but for the record, Montezuma has water pipes that go 11 feet into the ground.
The one-time mining town, located in Summit County, near the Keystone and Arapaho Basin ski areas, is at more than 10,200 feet in elevation. Engineer Joe Kracum of Glenwood Springs says frostline in most mountain towns goes only 3 to 4 feet deep, but it’s wise to put water lines down 8 to 10 feet. In Montezuma, they’re going just a bit deeper.