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This Waterfall Swimming Hole In Colorado Will Make Your Summer Complete

Raise your hand if you visited Casa Bonita as a kid and decided you wanted to be a cliff diver when you grew up! *raises both hands* If you are like me, you probably realized at one point that this was not a viable career path and moved on to something else (like writing articles about the great state of Colorado)… but just because you chose a different job doesn’t mean you can’t still swim amidst a tropical waterfall, which is exactly what you will find at this Western Slope swimming hole that is sure to make your summer complete:

Located near Grand Junction lies the jaw-dropping Big Dominguez Canyon; a stunning conservation area that features butt-busting hikes, dramatic cliffs, and even a collection of fascinating Indian rock art petroglyphs. While the historic significance of the area and incredible scenery are both a must see, our favorite aspect of the Big Dominguez Canyon is that of this beautiful swimming hole! Featuring rocky cliffs and a cascading waterfall, this Gunnison River-fed pool can only be reached via hike, making for an epic day in the great outdoors. As per Swimming Holes, the hike can be accessed via the Bridgeport Trailhead, which is located approximately 20 miles south of Grand Junction via Route 50.

Make an even bigger splash by visiting these 11 Little Known Swimming Spots In Colorado That Will Make Your Summer Awesome.

Annie
Annie is a freelance writer, content editor, and marketing whiz with a background in broadcasting and a passion for chicken nachos. When she isn't gushing about her love of Colorado, you can find her chasing after her two adorable sons and/or dreaming up a new home improvement project for her husband.