Ward Spring, Ward, CO


Posted: November 4, 2009

Category: Colorado, North America, United States, View All

Utica St.
Ward, CO 80481
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On the right side of the road, you’ll find a spring. Frequently used by locals. A man I met there told me that a couple of times per year chlorine is put in the water. He also added that the water is frequently checked for purity and health.

Nearest Address

Utica St.

Directions from Nearest Address


Vital Information

  • Fee: No Fee
  • Access: Public
  • Flow: Continuous
  • TDS: N/A
  • Temp: N/A
  • pH: N/A

Hours Spring is Open:



Map Link: Ward Spring Map

Submitted by: Fabio

  1. Ahlohem says:

    This water is wonderful. It has an almost sweet taste.  We love it, when I drink it i get a smile inside and I nearly giggle.
    FYI, the flow has slowed over the years. This spring is used by a lot by the local folks and there is often a wait.  Perhaps due to the slowing of the flow.  But, the water is wonderful and worth the effort.

  2. Brianlblackman says:

    Same water that is sold by Indian Peaks Spring Water.   See water analysis numbers here:  http://www.indianpeaksspringwater.com/about-our-water

    • Petbutler911 says:

      2nd question…..how do you know this is the same spring that indian peak gets there water from?  i have been drinking from this spring for 1.5months…im trying to research how deep the spring is….etc …to make sure the water is safe. 

      • Lamar says:

        i have talked to the people at indian peaks and have been to and drank from the water coming from their spring house. I was told by locals that the aquifer is over 2,ooo feet deep. The water is safe!! My family and I have been drinking this water and only this water for about a year and a half. I have tested the tds and they were around 15ppm. The water is cold and pure. The best I have found within reasonable distance to where we currently live..

  3. Petbutler911 says:

    how would they put chlorine in the spring water??

    • Lamorlife says:

      they don’t put chlorine in the water; they have tanks that the water runs through before flowing back out…twice a year they clean out the tanks using chlorine…the water is the best I have found in the boulder/denver area!!

  4. Cory says:

    I am also curious as to why they put chlorine in the water, and twice a year??

  5. guest says:

    Cuz they don’t realize that the whole point of drinking from that spring is to NOT drink chlorinated water.

  6. Lieve kamholz says:

    How about uranium in the water?   My husband says ward has a lot of uranium.  

  7. Eagle Scout says:

    I’m an Eagle Scout on a fasting quest looking for a natural spring near a mountaintop in Colorado that I can camp a 100yards away from for free. I really just want to travel light and backpack somewhere secluded & mountainous to fast for a few weeks. I plan on camping clean and respectful to the environment. I also need to learn about being aware of hunting in that area this fall to be cautious. justinbowling@yahoo

    • lamar says:

      I have desired to do the same but haven’t found a suitable place. I know that there are some springs around Pike Peak area, and obviously near ward. Please let me know if you find a great place!! Good luck.

  8. guest says:

    whats the closest spring near colorado springs 80918?

    • lamorlife says:

      Manitou Springs…the water is carbonated which is unique to these springs though…Their are several springs in Downtown Manitou..they even have maps available…

  9. Herbanweed says:

    The original springs is near st Isabelle lake and it is where chief Niwot and his crew camped in the summers so if u could find that spot it would be ideal! the pump house is above brainard lake – it is then pumped through pipes (old, don’t know what kind) into nearly every house in ward and the spring at the end of town. I actually prefer caribou springs better! And Loveland the best <3

    • jessicrane says:

      Thanks for the info on where this spring originates! We heard from a local that there was a spring house above Ward, but he didn’t say where. Where is Caribou Springs?

  10. jessicrane says:

    With all the road closures, we are trying to find a new spring within reasonable driving distance of Lyons, CO. Any tips would be much appreciated!

  11. Ethan says:

    Went mid July 2015 and the spring is ‘temporarily’ closed due to tampering? Was flowing in June…
    Keep water free!

    • Sam says:

      Today I filled my 5 gallon jug. I had been to this spring in years prior, and was very excited to get back and get my clean water…
      I not so sure it’s not the water giving me a stomach ache now though. I was hit wth abdominal pain about an hour after first ingestion, and then now again after resuming drinking some hours later. I will update this after a few more days drinking this water.

  12. Lamar says:

    Last time we went there, this spring was closed due to someone taking the hose.. I am not sure when it will be reopened..

  13. Kristen says:

    Went there yesterday and the spring is going! The flow is pretty slow, but the water is delicious! Happy to have a spring nearby.

  14. Treaphort says:

    Just filled 10 5 gal of water today here in under 10 mins…
    The water is great and feels good

  15. Flash says:

    This spout had a strong flow. ive checked the TDS and PH resulting to 28 TDS and 8.6 PH. The route to the spring is beautiful and beware of the many bicyclists. This springs seems to be quite popular and is regularly used

  16. Michael Holberger says:

    This spring is in close proximity the the Captain Jack Mill Superfund site which is currently leaking contaminants into the nearby river on a daily basis: https://cumulis.epa.gov/supercpad/SiteProfiles/index.cfm?fuseaction=second.contams&id=0800892

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