Colorado June 07, 2017
The Hidden Beaches Road Trip That Will Show You Colorado Like Never Before
Colorado may be well known for its mountains, plains, picturesque cities, and legal weed, but there is much more to this state than people realize. Take, for instance, the fact that Colorado is also chock-full of scenic beaches! Surprised? Then grab your friends, hop in the car, and take this hidden beaches road trip that will show you a new side of the Centennial State (link to the interactive map can be found
1. Little Medano Creek (Great Sand Dunes National Park)
Quite possibly one of the most unexpected of Colorado beaches lies within one of the state's most unique National Parks. Welcome to Little Medano Creek; a cool and clear stream of water at the base of the Great Sand Dunes that re-appears every summer!
2. The Rock Canyon Swim Beach at Lake Pueblo State Park (Pueblo)
Southern Colorado's favorite place to take a dip? The beach at Lake Pueblo State Park, of course, which is currently closed for renovations but will re-open soon! (Check the Colorado Parks and Wildlife's
3. Cherry Creek State Park (Aurora)
No, this isn't a beach along the Pacific coast (I mean, don't you see those trees? Psh!)... it's Cherry Creek State Park's gorgeous swim beach, which features both sandy shores and roped-off swimming area perfect for beating the summer heat.
4. Jackson Lake State Park (Orchard)
Ready to have your mind blown? Not only can you splash and play around Jackson Lake State Park's beaches, you can also camp near them!
5. The Beach at Grand Lake (Grand Lake)
As someone who has frequented this picturesque beach many a time, I can personally tell you that there is no better way to spend the day than by sitting on Grand Lake's sandy beach, shopping along the charming boardwalk, and dining at one of the town's many delicious restaurants!
6. Steamboat Lake State Park (Clark)
Laying out on the sand not your thing? No problem! Grab your paddleboard, waterskis and boat, etc., and hit the waters of Steamboat Lake.
For even more road trip fun, check out these
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