7 Most Beautiful Lakes In Colorado

Dream Lake

A majestic alpine lake tucked into the heart of the Rocky Mountain National Park, Dream Lake is a popular destination for hikers all over the world. The lake is accessible via the Bear Lake Trailhead, and the paved section makes for an easy walk.

Lake Dillon

The Dillon Reservoir, also known as Lake Dillon, sits amongst hundreds of miles of wilderness. There is much to do in terms of fishing, swimming, and boating. The shoreline is nearly 27 miles long, surrounded by the popular destinations of Dillon, Frisco, and Silverthorne.

Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes is a summer destination for all. Visitors can do everything and anything: jump in the clear mountain water, go paddling with friends, head out for a day of fishing, or simply relax on the shoreline. For a lengthier trip, head towards the historic town of Twin Lakes.

Piney Lake

Piney Lake is one of the prettiest views in Vail, Colorado. With the spectacular Gore range backdrop, the location is perfect for almost every outdoor activity you can imagine. You can camp overnight, canoe all day, or ride on horseback into the sunset.

Lake Granby

Known to be the largest body of water in Colorado, Lake Granby sits on the Colorado River. It is just outside of the town of Granby, with over 40 miles of shoreline. In summer, the lake is a popular destination for fishing, paddle boarding, boating, swimming, and more.

Crater Lake

Situated in the Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness just outside of Aspen, Colorado is Crater Lake. The body of water is easily accessible from a popular hiking and biking trail near the White River National Forest's parking lot.

Lake San Cristobal

The second-largest natural lake in Colorado, Lake San Cristobal boasts plenty of different activities, including fishing, boating, camping, and wildlife viewing. Created over 700 years ago, the reservoir resulted from a natural landslide that blocked the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River.