Colorado Nature, On The Water October 22, 2016
by Annie 10 Colorado Beaches That Are Simply Stunning In The Fall
Who says that beaches are for summer (or aren’t in the Centennial State)? We sure don’t! In fact, with the surrounding foliage, cooler temperatures, and beautiful skies, we can’t help but think that fall is the best time to visit these 10 Colorado beaches that are nothing short of stunning:
1. Medano Creek (Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve)
Located alongside the mighty Sand Dunes is that of Medano Creek and its colorful mountain backdrop, distinct grasslands, and even nearby world-class camping!
2. Chatfield State Park (Littleton)
If you think the Denver-area state park is stunning during the day, wait until you see it come either sunrise or sunset...
3. Grand Lake
A personal favorite of my family is lovely Grand Lake, which features not only vibrant colors galore, but a beautiful boardwalk, ample beach-side shops, and blue waters that you won't find anywhere else.
4. Boulder Creek (Boulder)
All you have to know about the 31.4-mile-long Boulder Creek is that its clean waters are coming straight from the Rocky Mountains! (The creek itself drains into both Boulder and the surrounding plains.)
5. Lake Pueblo State Park (Pueblo)
Southern Colorado's premiere beach destination is Lake Pueblo State Park; an area consisting of more than 60 miles of shoreline and a whopping 10,000 acres of land.
6. Blue Mesa Reservoir (Gunnison County)
Anglers; rejoice! No matter the time of year, this 20-mile-long body of water (the largest body of water in the state) is home to some of the best fishing in Colorado.
7. Cherry Creek State Park (Aurora)
Craving a walk along the sandy shore but have no time to leave the city? No problem! Just visit the gorgeous Cherry Creek State Park, which is guaranteed to add a little extra peace and tranquility to your day.
8. Horsetooth Reservoir (Fort Collins)
The fabulous foothills, 6 1/2-miles of water, and a beautifully diverse landscape await you at this Fort Collins-area reservoir and beach.
9. Vallecito Lake (Durango)
If you think the City of Durango itself is marvelous, wait until you get a load of the secluded Vallecito Lake...
10. Memorial Park (Colorado Springs)
Think you have to leave town to find both rich colors and a clean beach? You have obviously never visited Colorado Springs's Memorial Park!
For even more autumn beauty,
Take This Gorgeous Fall Foliage Road Trip To See Colorado Like Never Before!
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