Hondius Water Line, 1.6 miles Northwest of Park headquarters building & 1 mile Northwest of Beaver Meadows entrance station, Estes Park, Larimer County, CO
Significance: It is a symbol of the transition from agriculture to tourist-related industries in the Estes Park area which eventually culminated in the formation of Rocky Mountain National Park. Constructed and engineered by Pieter Hondius, Sr., the pipeline served as the primary water supply to the High Drive area from 1907-1996. The line represents a unique engineering design, climbing a 260' ridge at one point using advanced siphoning techniques...
Unprocessed Field note material exists for this structure: N496
Survey number: HAER CO-85