August 3, 1933: Castlewood Dam Breaks, Floods Denver



We have visited and hiked Castlewood Canyon State Park for many years. Take the family and hike the canyon trail or around the southwest side of the park to the old broken dam. You really get the feeling of how the break must have sounded. As you look north from the dam, you can see large boulders and damn debris carried for as far as you can see.

Thanks for sharing the newspaper story and awesome photos!


So interesting! This made me go down a little bit of a rabbit hole looking for info on when and how the Cherry Creek retaining wall infrastructure was built. It looks so modern to me. I was surprised to see it in these photos.

Neat! It looked like there were early, wooden retaining walls that didn't work out so well.