Nature May 27, 2018
This Road Trip Will Give You The Best Colorado Beach Day You’ve Ever Had
Ah, summer… the warmest and happiest time of the year is (unofficially) here, which means it is time to get out and enjoy! While there are many different ways to take in a Centennial State summer, we recommend taking this road trip that will give you the best Colorado beach day ever!
During these uncertain times, please keep safety in mind and consider adding destinations to your bucket list to visit at a later date.
You can find an interactive link to our Beaches Road Trip map
1. Mustachio’s On The Lake (Granby)
Before taking a day-long road trip, it is wise to fuel up both the car and your stomach, and there is no better place to get some grub than the beachy Mustachio’s On The Lake. Lake Granby has truly never looked - or tasted - so good!
2. The Beach at Grand Lake (Grand Lake)
Arguably the best beach in Colorado is the Grand Lake sand beach, which is home to clear waters, soft sand, and views that have to be seen to be believed.
3. Polly's Sweet Shop (Grand Lake)
No beach day is complete without a delicious ice cream cone and, lucky for us, some of the best ice cream in the state is located just a few steps away from one of the best swim beaches in the state. Yum!
Now, it may not be your traditional beach town, but Allenspark is as close as it gets for Colorado... and that isn't a bad thing! Home to 550 friendly residents, Allenspark boasts not only charm and history (like Chapel on the Rock, pictured avobe), but also...
5. Sandbeach Lake (Allenspark)
...the hidden gem known as Sandbeach Lake! Located just outside Allenspark in Rocky Mountain National Park, Sandbeach Lake is home to colorful mountains, a gorgeous lake, and an unforgettable 4.5-mile trail that ushers guests to and from the water.
6. The Curtis (Denver)
After a day full of driving, hiking, and eating, you must be getting tired, which is where the iconic Curtis Hotel and its
Jimmy Buffet room
comes in. The island-inspired decor contains artwork that hides 25 Jimmy Buffet songs! It’s impossible to deny the tropical vibes here.
Discover even more Colorado beaches by clicking
10 Little Known Beaches In Colorado That’ll Make Your Summer Unforgettable.