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Gross Reservoir was completed in 1954 and named for Denver Water former Chief Engineer Dwight D. Gross. It was built for water storage and as a regulating facility for waters from the Western Slope transferred through the Moffat Tunnel.
Carry-on boating has allowed Gross to become a frequent fishing destination for Front Range anglers. Gross is fed by South Boulder Creek. Fishing opportu... Log infor additional details...
Take Hwy 93 north from Golden to Hwy 72. Turn left (west) on Hwy 72 toward Pinecliffe to County Road 85. Follow County Road 85, which turns into western Gross Dam Road. It will take you to both the north and south access points. To reach the dam from Boulder, take Flagstaff Road west until it turns into eastern Gross Dam Road.