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Here are the 8 lakes we have listed within USA > West > Colorado > Southwest - compared by Newest (Youngest) Reservoirs.

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Lake Name Completion year Lake Description
McPhee Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
1985 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 ...
Crystal Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
1976 Crystal Reservoir Pictures In 1882 the Curecanti needle became the symbol for the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad. With its steep cliffs and rock formations, the area around Crystal Reservoir has been inspiring travelers ever since. Created by the Crystal Dam in 1976, Crystal Reservoir is and impoundment of the Gunnison River. ...
Morrow Point Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
1967 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 ...
Blue Mesa Reservoir
(Colorado, USA)
1965 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, ...
Navajo Lake
(New Mexico, USA / Colorado, USA)
1963 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. ...
Vallecito Lake
(Colorado, USA)
1941 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 ...
Electra Lake
(Colorado, USA)
1906 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 ...
Lake Purgatory
(Colorado, USA)
1906 Lake Purgatory Message Forums Also known as: Columbine Lake, Purgatory Lake
Set in the middle of a winter wonderland, Lake Purgatory is a private alpine lake found in beautiful southwestern Colorado. Snowshoeing, snowcat skiing, snowboarding, snow biking and cross country skiing are all within view of Lake Purgatory - but the fun doesn't stop there. When spring arrives ski ...

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