Colorado June 05, 2019
The Hidden Beach In Colorado With Clear Waters That Rival The Caribbean
As a general rule, Colorado and beaches do not go hand in hand. In fact, when most people think of the Centennial State, they picture somewhere that is landlocked with tons of mountains and only a few lakes here and there. If you live in Colorado, however, you know this is not the case and that we do in fact have some stellar beaches, including this hidden one with clear waters that rival the Caribbean:
Located in Fort Collins is that of Horsetooth Reservoir; a popular northern Colorado lake that is as beautiful as it is recreational.
Sitting in the foothills just west of town, Horsetooth is an incredible 6.5 miles long and 1 mile wide, making it an ideal spot for all things water sports.
Constructed in 1949, Horsetooth Reservoir is open year round but seems to come to life even more in the summer, thanks to not only its clear waters but surrounding mountains and lush foliage.
In addition to its landscape, Horsetooth Reservoir houses a beautiful swim beach that is perfect for swimming, sunning, or just splashing around with the kids.
Admission to Horsetooth (including the swim beach and other amenities) is $9 for the day and can be paid for at the entrance.
Please note: Swimming at Horsetooth is unsupervised and only designated in certain areas, so make sure to stay safe and follow the rules.
FoCo or the Caribbean? You tell us!
Not a fan of swimming? Horsetooth Reservoir offers a number of other fun water sports, including paddle boarding, boating, scuba diving, and fishing.
As if fun on the water wasn't enough, you can also hike, bike, horseback ride, and camp at Horsetooth.
To learn more about visiting or camping at Horsetooth — or to rent equipment — please visit Larimer County's
Horsetooth Reservoir is open every day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Address: 4200 West County Road 38 E, Fort Collins, CO 80526
For even more incredible Centennial State beaches, click on
10 Little Known Beaches In Colorado That’ll Make Your Summer Unforgettable. (Psst… before it’s too late, be sure to also check out You Can Only Visit This One-Of-A-Kind Colorado Beach For A Few Short Weeks Each Year!)