Colorado may not be on a coast, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t have beautiful waters of our own! If you’re feeling the urge to get your toes wet, check out these 13 unforgettable waterfront spots in Colorado.
1. Grand Lake
Walk along the beach, order ice cream on the boardwalk, or shop the cute shops in this charming lakeside town.
2. Pueblo Riverwalk
What better way to end a romantic, riverside dinner than by talking a stroll along the historic Arkansas?
3. Little Molas Lake (Durango)
Wanna get away? This stunning lake and its picture-perfect San Juan Mountain background is the perfect escape from the ordinary!
4. Pagosa Springs
Not only is Pagosa home to heavenly hot springs, it is also home to the ever flowing San Juan River.
5. Denver City Park
Don't have time to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city? No problem! Visit Denver's City Park for a surprisingly serene lakeside experience.
6. Horsetooth Reservoir (Fort Collins)
Water sports your thing? Then Horsetooth is your place! (You will ALWAYS see someone boating, fishing or scuba diving at this local favorite.)
7. Boulder Reservoir
Just down the stream from Horsetooth lies Boulder Reservoir with its warm and sandy beach.
8. Maroon Bells (Aspen)
No Colorado list of any kind is complete without a shout out to our beloved Maroon Bells! If you've never experienced the still waters and majestic mountains, what are you waiting for?
9. Hanging Lake (Glenwood Springs)
This geologic wonder is considered to be the "gem of Glenwood Canyon"--one look into its crystal clear waters and you'll understand why.
10. Blue Mesa Reservoir (Gunnison)
They don't call it "Blue Mesa" for nothing!
11. Steamboat Lake State Park (Clark)
Established in 1967, Steamboat Lake offers breathtaking scenery unlike anything you've ever seen.
12. Monument Lake (Weston)
Pitch a tent and leave all your cares and worries behind at this SoCo treasure.
13. Chatfield Lake State Park (Littleton)
You don't have to travel far to hike, bike or boat around the awe-inspiring Platte River Valley.