NEWS & EVENTS

121-year-old western Colorado mining flume clings to its secrets

Courtesy of The Denver Post By Nancy Lofholm WESTERN MONTROSE COUNTY — There is something about the tattered remnants of a 121-year-old mining marvel that keeps drawing the curious back to this remote canyon along Colorado 141. Those who keep returning to measure, survey, photograph and examine the mysterious structure known as the Hanging Flume call.. read more →

Reconstruction of Historic Site in Montrose County Begins

Courtesy of KREX TV Channel 5 MONTROSE COUNTY, Colo.- The cliffs of the Dolores River are home to the 13-mile long hanging flume, a historic site that, starting on Wednesday, will undergo reconstruction. During the renovation, which will last about five days, construction crews will rappel down the mountain to ensure they conserve every aspect.. read more →

Engineering Marvel Unaweep Canyon Hanging Flume to be Reconstructed

Courtesy of the GJ Sentinel   By Kathy Jordan Thursday, April 5, 2012 The hanging flume, of which 7 of its 13 miles clings to a red-rock wall along the San Miguel River in the San Miguel and Dolores Rivers canyons, might leave viewers wondering why and when this wooden structure was built. Gold was.. read more →

Eight Years Later: A Return To The Hanging Flume

Courtesy of Vertical Access Blog Driving along the San Miguel River near the historic town of Uravan in western Colorado, one has to study the cliffs to find remnants of a 10 mile long structure built 120 years ago.  Constructed by the Montrose Placer Mining Company between 1889 and 1891, the Hanging Flume ended its.. read more →

Hanging Flume – World Monuments Fund

Courtesy of the World Monuments Fund Montrose County, Colorado, United States WMF Program – 2006 Watch Among the more remarkable remnants of America’s nineteenth-century gold rush is the Hanging Flume, a 21-kilometer track built along the walls of Colorado’s Dolores River Canyon that was used to transport more than 30 million liters of water a day.. read more →

Hanging Flume, Uravan, Colorado

Courtesy of Vertical Access Quarterly By Kelly Streeter The Flume The cliffs of the Dolores River are the site of one of the longest historic structures in Colorado: the 13-mile long remnant of a hanging flume just north of Uravan, Colorado.  Built over three years in the 1880’s, the flume carried water to the hydraulic.. read more →