Chicago Lakes

Summit Lake Panorama

One of the more popular destinations within Denver’s Mountain Parks system is the trail leading to the Chicago Lakes. This Front Range trail centers around 14,240-foot Mount Evans, with a series of scenic alpine lakes set within a pristine mountain…

Carter Lake CO

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…

Brainard Lakes

Brainard Lake Shoreline

The Brainard Lakes are some of the most heavily visited lakes along Colorado’s Front Range. Five small lakes lie within the Brainard Lakes Recreation Area in the east central Indian Peaks Wilderness area of the Roosevelt National Forest. Four of…

Little Echo Lake

Little Echo Lake

One of the prettiest hidden sights on Colorado’s Front Range, Little Echo Lake makes visitors work a bit to get there. Accessible by a mile=long trail heading into the James Peak Wilderness Area, Little Echo Lake has been inspiring visitors…

Red Feather Lakes

Early Autumn

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…

Lake Quivera

There is no prettier lake than Lake Quivera in Colorado’s Front Range Region. Tucked high into the Rockies west of Idaho Springs, Lake Quivera and its twin, Silver Lake, hold some of the clearest water found in the St Mary’s…

Boyd Lake

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…

Shadow Mountain Lake

Sunset Over Shadow Mountain Lake

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…

Sun Valley Lake

As the world outside goes by, a mother moose and her calf go for a swim in Sun Valley Lake. It’s not an uncommon occurrence on this peaceful, secluded lake. Although it’s just a few miles from all the amenities…

Standley Lake

Standley Lake Mountain View

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 –…

Horsetooth Reservoir

Sunrise at Horsetooth Reservoir

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…

Grand Lake CO

Marina at Grand Lake

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…

Lake Granby

Winter at Lake Granby

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…