This One Destination Has The Absolute Bluest Water Near Denver

The short but manageable hike to Blue Lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness lends a whole new meaning to the phrase sensory overload. This stunningly beautiful trail affords expansive vistas, alpine wildflowers, impressive boulders, reflective ponds, braided streams, and the grand finale of Blue Lake’s sapphire waters at 11,355 feet. As an added bonus, during the late summer and early fall, keep your eyes peeled for awe-inspiring glimpses of majestic moose hiding in the valley’s rich willow thickets along the trail and around the lakes. If you’re a lover of wildlife, lakes, and the outdoors, you absolutely have to visit this unfathomably gorgeous spot that most certainly boasts the bluest water near Denver!

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For another relatively easy trail with tremendous rewards, check out this short, enchanting hike that will give you an unforgettable experience.