The Natural Swimming Hole At Devil's Punchbowl In Colorado Will Take You Back To The Good Ole Days
Over the last few weeks, we have experienced record-setting temperatures, which means summer is just about here and will be hotter than ever! While one can always beat the Colorado summer heat by just staying inside an air-conditioned house (or car), there is a much better way, like making a splash in Colorado’s favorite all-natural swimming hole, the Devil’s Punchbowl:
Located off Independence Pass near Aspen, the Devil's Punchbowl may have one of the most sinister names in Colorado but proves to be anything but.
Boasting stunningly clear waters and 20-foot-tall cliffs, the Devil's Punchbowl is a one-of-a-kind attraction that will leave you wanting more.
Whether you dive off the top of the cliff, take a leisurely swim, or catch some rays from atop one of the smooth boulders, you are guaranteed to find something to love at the Devil's Punchbowl.
Do you think the water in this picture looks cold? Wait until you feel it for yourself! (We aren't joking — it's really cold, so dive at your own risk.)
In addition to the beautiful water, the Devil's Punchbowl is surrounded by the stunning mountain scenery that you have come to expect from the Centennial State.
Access to the Devil's Punchbowl can be found just past mile marker 50 on Independence Pass Road (Highway 82).
Once you have parked, you can take an easy 2.2-mile out-and-back trail to and from the Punchbowl, which is best used from April until September.
For more information on the Devil's Punchbowl and the surrounding area, please visit Travel Crested Butte's
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Devils Punchbowl, Colorado 81210, USA