A video trip down the creek
By Jenney Coberly
SUMMIT COUNTY — This is the video story of the journey of Barton Creek, starting high up in the snowfields of Peak 6 in the Ten Mile Range, and ending in the wetlands and beaver ponds at the intersection of Barton Road and Airport Road just north of the town of Breckenridge.
In the late spring and early summer, the creek becomes a torrent in the snowmelt, and that was especially true this year with the record snowpack. In fact, instead of ending in the wetlands and beaver ponds at the junction of Barton and Airport Roads, this year Barton Creek overflowed its banks onto Airport Road and forced a closure of a small part of the road.