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Here are the 35 lakes we have listed within USA > West > Colorado - compared by Longest Shorelines.

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Lake Name Shoreline length in miles Lake Description
Navajo Lake
(New Mexico, USA / Colorado, USA)
159 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)
96 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, ...
Lake Pueblo
(Colorado, USA)
60 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 ...
McPhee Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
50 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 ...
Lake Granby
(Colorado, USA)
40 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 ...
Lake Dillon
(Colorado, USA)
27 Lake Dillon Pictures Also known as: Dillon Reservoir
Nestled in the middle of some of Summit County's best skiing, Lake Dillon is the perfect year round getaway. With its rich history, fantastic sport fishing, and easy access to world class skiing, the lake or Dillon Reservoir as it's sometimes known, is sure to become a family favorite. The original ...
Chatfield Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
26 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 ...
Horsetooth Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
25 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 ...
John Martin Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
22 John Martin Reservoir Pictures Standing among the large boulders on the gravel shore watching bald eagles soar over the water, it's easy to believe that John Martin Reservoir is an oasis in the surrounding high desert prairie. Abundant wildlife, good fishing, and a rich history add to the lure of this relatively remote western treasure. Situated ...
Green Mountain Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
19 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 ...
Adobe Creek Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
15 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 ...
Wolford Mountain Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
15 Wolford Mountain Reservoir Pictures Wolford Mountain Reservoir Message Forums Also known as: Wolford Mountain Lake
As one of Colorado's newest lakes, Wolford Mountain Reservoir is getting a lot of well-deserved attention. The reservoir was created in 1996 when Ritschard Dam was built across Muddy Creek, a tributary of the Colorado River. Wolford Mountain Reservoir was built to store water for later release to the ...
Twin Lakes
(Colorado, USA)
14 Twin Lakes Pictures Also known as: Twin Lakes Reservoir
In the mid 1800's gold was discovered in Lake County Colorado, and everything changed. Settlers moved west seeking their fortunes and discovered not only gold but also the treasure of Twin Lakes. Made up of two natural glacial lakes, Twin Lakes are tucked at the base of Mt. Elbert in South Central ...
Vallecito Lake
(Colorado, USA)
12 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 ...
Trinidad Lake
(Colorado, USA)
11 Trinidad Lake Pictures Also known as: Trinidad Reservoir
Seated at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in southeastern Colorado, Trinidad Lake is a great place to fish, boat, sail, and enjoy the outdoors. With its rich history, the nearby town of Trinidad rounds out a visit to the lake providing something to interest everyone. An impoundment of the Purgatoire ...
Turquoise Lake
(Colorado, USA)
11 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 ...
Boyd Lake
(Colorado, USA)
10 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, ...
Electra Lake
(Colorado, USA)
10 Electra Lake Pictures Electra Lake Message Forums Also known as: Cascade Reservoir
The majestic peaks of the San Juan Mountains stand guard over the breathtaking beauty of southwestern Colorado's Electra Lake. Found 25 miles north of Durango in La Plata County, Electra Lake is not just a destination - it is a chance to experience the rich heritage and breathtaking beauty of the American ...
Aurora Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
8 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 ...
Carter Lake
(Colorado, USA)
8 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 ...
Cherry Creek Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
8 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 ...
Shadow Mountain Lake
(Colorado, USA)
8 Shadow Mountain Lake Pictures Shadow Mountain Lake Message Forums Set against the backdrop of the majestic Rocky Mountains in Colorado's Front Range region, Shadow Mountain Lake is a picture-postcard Colorado getaway. Bordered by the Rocky Mountain National Park on one side and the Arapaho National Recreation Area on the other and connected to the clear deep water ...
Standley Lake
(Colorado, USA)
7 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 ...
Willow Creek Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
6 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 ...
Grand Lake
(Colorado, USA)
5 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 ...
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