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Here are the 37 lakes we have listed within USA > West > Colorado - compared by Largest Lakes - Water Volume.

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Lake Name Volume in acre-feet Lake Description
Navajo Lake
(New Mexico, USA / Colorado, USA)
1,036,100 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)
688,554 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 Granby
(Colorado, USA)
539,758 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 ...
McPhee Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
309,563 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 Dillon
(Colorado, USA)
234,763 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 ...
Horsetooth Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
168,000 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 ...
Green Mountain Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
154,600 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 ...
Vallecito Lake
(Colorado, USA)
129,700 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 ...
Turquoise Lake
(Colorado, USA)
129,440 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 ...
Carter Lake
(Colorado, USA)
112,230 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 ...
Twin Lakes
(Colorado, USA)
107,000 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 ...
Neegronda Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
97,069 Also known as: Nee Gronda Reservoir
Flocks of snow geese skim golden short grass prairie to land on the precious water of Neegronda Reservoir. Dotted with cottonwood trees around its shoreline, the reservoir is home to all kinds of shorebirds and waterfowl. It's a great place to watch birds and wildlife or fish and play on the water. Neegronda ...
Adobe Creek Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
87,000 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 ...
Neenoshe Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
82,121 Also known as: Nee Noshe Reservoir
Everyone knows the song about "a home where the deer and the antelope play." For the people who live around the Great Plains Reservoirs, that home is a reality. Neenoshe Reservoir is the largest of the reservoirs in the group and a great place to boat fish or watch birds and wildlife. All the Great ...
Grand Lake
(Colorado, USA)
68,600 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 ...
John Martin Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
66,000 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 ...
Wolford Mountain Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
66,000 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 ...
Boyd Lake
(Colorado, USA)
49,048 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, ...
Standley Lake
(Colorado, USA)
43,000 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 ...
Morrow Point Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
42,120 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 ...
Lake Meredith
(Colorado, USA)
41,413 Water sports reign supreme on Lake Meredith, which covers more than 5,500 acres in Southeastern Colorado's Crowley County. Boating, jet skiing, fishing, camping, and bird watching are just some of the recreational opportunities on the four-mile long, two-mile wide lake. Historically, agriculture ...
Neesopah Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
34,372 Also known as: Nee Sopah Reservoir
Its acres and acres of grasses and grains and endless uninterrupted views have inspired legends and songs about the Great Plains. Tucked away in the southeastern corner of Colorado, the Great Plains Reservoirs are pockets of water situated in the short grass prairie typical of the southern Great Plains. ...
Neeskah Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
32,985 Also known as: Upper and Lower Queen Reservoir
Set in the golden short grass prairie of southeastern Colorado, Neeskah Reservoir is a small fertile gem of precious water. Along with its sister reservoirs, Neegronda, Neenoshe, and Neesopah, it provides water for agriculture, wildlife, and recreation. Collectively known as the Great Plains Reservoirs, ...
Aurora Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
31,650 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 ...
Trinidad Lake
(Colorado, USA)
30,815 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 ...
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