6 Pristine Hidden Beaches Throughout Colorado You’ve Got To Visit ASAP
When most people think of beaches, they think of such tropical locations as Mexico, Hawaii, and Florida (or better yet, the Florida Keys), but if you are a tried-and-true Coloradan, you know very well that we have several beautiful beaches and lakes of our own that may or may not totally rival those vacation-destination beaches you see in the movies. If you are craving a pseudo-tropical getaway, we recommend visiting one (or all) of these six awe-inspiring hidden Colorado beaches:
Which hidden Colorado beach is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!
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Hidden Beaches in Colorado
Are there sandy beaches in Colorado?
Well, Colorado is an entirely land-locked state, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have any sandy beaches you can escape to. Some of the best ones are such gems as Medano Creek, a sandy paradise within Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve, and the reservoir at Chatfield State Park, which is one of the most breathtaking places you could ever lounge around at. Grand Lake is an excellent pick if you want to surround yourself in beautiful Colorado forest alongside the beach. You’ve got a ton of choices – deciding won’t be easy!
What are some of the best hidden gems in Colorado?
Colorado is a state where tons upon tons upon tons of folks come to visit every year, especially in certain seasons. It’s tough to find things that aren’t always swamped with people, but when you do, it’s a totally extraordinary treat. For example, there are places like Crystal Mill, a long-deserted mill over the Crystal River, and the Florissant Fossil Beds at the Florissant National Monument, too, which is weirdly wonderful and ridiculously informative. For some of our favorite Colorado hidden gems, check this article out! You might just snatch some inspiration.
Where are the best beaches in Colorado?
Both Grand Lake and Jackson Lake are excellent spots for those who are craving a day at the beach (but live in Colorado). A few state reservoirs, like the ones at Chatfield State Park and the Blue Mesa Reservoir, are also great picks for beach-like relaxation. Sure, we might not be close to a true beach, but we sure have some pretty good replacement beaches!