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11 Epic Colorado Lakes and Swimming Holes To Have A Blast This Summer

Feeling a bit of the landlocked blues? Don’t worry; we’ve all been there once or twice! Guess what? There’s no need to fret (or shell out hundreds of dollars to travel to the coast), as Colorado is home to several fabulous lakes and swimming holes perfect for fishing, diving, kayaking, canoeing, and other water adventures. Here are 11 of the coolest swimming holes and best lakes in Colorado.

Now which lake should we check out first? Choices, choices.. let me know your thoughts in the comments!

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.