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Lake Name Maximum depth in feet Lake Description
Morrow Point Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
400 Morrow Point Reservoir Pictures Only something truly breathtaking and extraordinary would make it worth carrying a kayak down 232 steps. The steep, rocky cliffs meeting the clear blue water of Morrow Point Reservoir is an experience that exceeds normal expectations, making it well worth the journey. An impoundment of the Gunnison ...
Navajo Lake
(New Mexico, USA / Colorado, USA)
396 Navajo Lake Pictures Navajo Lake Message Forums Also known as: Navajo Reservoir
Navajo Lake offers a surprising and welcome expanse of water in northwestern New Mexico. The 15,600-acre reservoir stretches north into southwest Colorado, offering recreational opportunities to a large number of visitors and local residents. Two large state parks grace its banks, one in each state. ...
Blue Mesa Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
342 Blue Mesa Reservoir Pictures Blue Mesa Reservoir Message Forums Also known as: Blue Mesa Lake
Beautiful mesas, deep canyons, and steep rocky cliffs surround Blue Mesa Reservoir, the largest lake entirely in Colorado. The clear, blue, mountain water of the fjord-like lake draws anglers, nature lovers, and vacationers from all over. Created in 1965 with the construction of the Blue Mesa Dam, ...
McPhee Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
270 McPhee Reservoir Pictures In 1776 Spanish priests traveling through the Dolores Valley imagined a project that would bring water to the thirsty crops of the Montezuma Valley. By the mid 1800's, tunnels had been cut to carry the water; over 200 years later, the priests' dreams became reality with the creation of the McPhee Reservoir ...
Grand Lake
(Colorado, USA)
256 Grand Lake Pictures Nestled in the Rocky Mountains and filled with water from melting snow, Grand Lake is the headwaters of the Colorado River and one of the state's treasures. With its majestic scenery, pristine water and abundant wildlife, the lake is the perfect place for a Rocky Mountain getaway. Surrounded by ...
Lake Granby
(Colorado, USA)
221 Lake Granby Pictures Also known as: Granby Lake
Nestled in the shadows of the majestic Rocky Mountains near the headwaters of the Colorado River, Lake Granby is a great place for a mountain getaway. With its fishing, boating, water sports, and spectacular scenery and wildlife, this lake has something for everyone. Created in 1949 with the completion ...
Green Mountain Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
195 Green Mountain Reservoir Pictures Green Mountain Reservoir Message Forums Thousands of tourists and recreational guests come to the Colorado Rockies each year, never knowing that Green Mountain Reservoir is only a short distance away. This little-known lake is only about 20 miles downriver from well-known Silverthorne, in the White River National Forest. The 2000+-acre reservoir ...
Horsetooth Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
188 Horsetooth Reservoir Pictures Horsetooth Reservoir Message Forums Also known as: Horsetooth Lake
On the high, arid ridges and plains of Colorado's Front Range, Horsetooth Reservoir delights the visitor and refreshes the senses. Developed as a storage basin for that symbol of ingenious engineering - the Colorado-Big Thompson water reclamation project - Horsetooth Reservoir stores its millions of ...
Carter Lake
(Colorado, USA)
180 Carter Lake Message Forums Also known as: Carter Lake Reservoir, Carter Reservoir
Carter Lake is a major source of fun for residents and visitors to the Loveland area of Colorado's Front Range. The reservoir is one of two main storage basins for the all-important Big Thompson distribution system providing water to the East Slope. Most visitors think little about that critical feature ...
Lake Pueblo
(Colorado, USA)
135 Lake Pueblo Pictures Lake Pueblo Message Forums Lake Pueblo is located west of Pueblo, Colorado and was formed when the Arkansas River was dammed as a part of the Fryingpan/Arkansas project of the Bureau of Reclamation. Today this great lake provides irrigation, drinking water, and flood control as well as exciting recreation opportunities. Lake ...
Aurora Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
110 Aurora Reservoir Pictures Aurora Reservoir Message Forums If you're looking for a peaceful, activity-oriented Colorado vacation in the Denver Region, you can't go wrong with Aurora Reservoir. This 820-acre city-owned and operated reservoir used to be considered "The Outback," but a recent building boom has brought several stylish new real estate developments ...
Vallecito Lake
(Colorado, USA)
110 Vallecito Lake Pictures Vallecito Lake Message Forums Also known as: Vallecito Reservoir
The quest for a reliable source of irrigation water in Colorado's dry Southwest Region brought Vallecito Lake into being. Twenty-two miles north of Durango, Vallecito Reservoir serves the water needs of approximately 55,000 acres of farmers and ranchers while providing recreation to thousands of visitors ...
Standley Lake
(Colorado, USA)
96 Standley Lake Pictures Standley Lake Message Forums A welcoming oasis on Colorado's dry Front Range region, Standley Lake draws residents and visitors alike to its shores. Unsung sentinel to the north Denver suburbs population growth, the Standley Lake Reservoir provides drinking water to over 250,000 people - and so much more. Citizens of Westminster ...
Turquoise Lake
(Colorado, USA)
85 Turquoise Lake Pictures Turquoise Lake Message Forums Also known as: Turquoise Reservoir
One of Colorado's favorite high-altitude recreational destinations is Turquoise Lake. Located five miles west of vacation playground Leadville, 1,780-acre Turquoise Lake offers plenty of opportunity for avid outdoors fans to enjoy woods, water and wide mountain vistas. As part of the Frying Pan-Arkansas ...
Pearl Lake
(Colorado, USA)
75 Pearl Lake Message Forums Also known as: Lester Creek Reservoir
Capturing a scene from America's West, Pearl Lake reflects pine-covered hills, rocky peaks and expansive blue skies typical of northwestern Colorado. The names and places surrounding Pearl Lake speak of Colorado's history - hunting grounds, gold mines and sprawling ranch land. Now a peaceful haven for ...
Steamboat Lake
(Colorado, USA)
70 Steamboat Lake Pictures Steamboat Lake Message Forums If fishing one "gold medal" lake is good, then two must be better - and that is just what you will find at Steamboat Lake in northwestern Colorado. This angler's paradise can be found within Steamboat Lake State Park and a mere three miles southeast at Pearl Lake State Park. The more quiet fishing retreat ...
Lake San Cristobal
(Colorado, USA)
60 Surrounded by ghost towns and a rich mining history and in the shadows of some of the tallest mountains in the county, Lake San Cristobal is a beautiful place to play and explore. Unsurpassed scenery, wildlife, and recreation make the lake a great destination. Second only to Grand Lake, Lake San ...
Meadow Creek Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
58 Meadow Creek Reservoir Pictures Meadow Creek Reservoir Message Forums Also known as: Meadow Creek Lake
Meadow Creek Reservoir is a little Colorado lake with a well-deserved reputation as a desirable destination. Only 50 acres in size, the small reservoir was built in the early 1970s as a water storage reservoir for Denver Water. The little reservoir, only 58 feet deep, serves as a collection point for ...
Willow Creek Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
53 Willow Creek Reservoir Pictures Willow Creek Reservoir Message Forums A vital link in the chain of water projects that irrigate Colorado's Eastern Slope, Willow Creek Reservoir is less-known and less crowded than many nearby larger reservoirs. As a part of the massive Colorado-Big Thompson Project, Willow Creek Reservoir is actually on the Western Slope in the Northwest ...
Boyd Lake
(Colorado, USA)
50 Boyd Lake Message Forums Boyd Lake is a modern recreational playground covering over 1,700 acres in Larimer County. Located in the northeastern section of the City of Loveland, the reservoir is part of northern Colorado's Front Range region. Visitors flock to this aquatic oasis to enjoy fishing, boating, jet skiing, waterskiing, ...
Chatfield Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
47 Chatfield Reservoir Pictures Also known as: Chatfield Lake
Standing in fields of prairie clover looking at blue herons on beautiful Chatfield Reservoir, it's hard to imagine that this spot is just outside the Denver Metro Area. With its mix of wilderness and outdoor recreation activities, this vibrant, bustling lake is sure to offer something to please everyone. Located ...
Adobe Creek Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
35 Adobe Creek Reservoir Message Forums Also known as: Blue Lake
For the true, unhurried western vacation in Southeastern Colorado, make the trip to Adobe Creek Reservoir. The reservoir, also known as Blue Lake presents a welcome surprise oasis in the dry Colorado southeastern plains. Hidden discretely off the beaten track, Adobe Creek Reservoir is known most popularly ...
Red Feather Lakes
(Colorado, USA)
28 Red Feather Lakes Pictures Red Feather Lakes Message Forums Also known as: Dowdy Lake, Parvin Lake, West Lake, Bellaire Lake, Creedmore Lake, Lost Lake
One of the most interesting lake systems on Colorado's Front Range is Red Feather Lakes. The community's name is derived from a popular Native American concert singer's name, Princess Tsianina Redfeather, who studied in Denver and was known to some of the early residents. Located 40 miles northwest ...
Cherry Creek Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
26 Cherry Creek Reservoir Pictures Also known as: Cherry Creek Lake
Affectionately called "Denver's Backyard," Cherry Creek Lake and State Park provide recreation opportunities for families from all over. Located in Aurora, Colorado in Arapahoe County, the lake is just ten miles southeast of downtown Denver. With over 800 acres of water surrounded by almost 4,000 ...
Jumbo Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
24 Jumbo Reservoir Message Forums Also known as: Julesburg Reservoir
Jumbo Reservoir is a 1,200-acre lake located in the northeast corner of Colorado. In the summer of 2006, severe drought drained the reservoir and all fish that could not be saved were lost. In the winter of 2006, the reservoir was refilled and the Colorado Division of Wildlife restocked the lake with ...
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