Turquoise Lake

Turquoise Lake Sunrise

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…

Wolford Mountain Reservoir

Wolford Mountain Recreation Area

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…

Green Mountain Reservoir

Highway 9 at Green Mountain Reservoir

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…

Willow Creek Reservoir

Aerial View-Willow Creek Dam

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…

Meadow Creek Reservoir

Indian Peaks Wilderness Area

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…

Monarch Lake

Monarch Lake Serenity

One of the prettiest hikes on Colorado’s west slope is the trail around Monarch Lake. The small reservoir is one of the few in the area not directly a part of the massive water project that provides water to the…

Steamboat Lake

Shore View of Steamboat Lake

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…

Pearl Lake

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…

Nottingham Lake

Nottingham Lake sits at the heart of Avon, Colorado. A source of water, recreation and pride, Nottingham Lake is surrounded by the beauty of west central Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Tucked in a valley along the Eagle River, Harry A. Nottingham…

Lake Agnes

Osprey Nest at Lake Agnes

Set in the mountains of north central Colorado, Lake Agnes is an exclusive private lake surrounded by the aspen, alder and pines of the Routt and Arapaho National Forests. Not to be confused with Lake Agnes in Jackson County, this…

Hidden Lake

Tucked away in the Routt National Forest in the northwest Colorado Rockies, Hidden Lake offers some fantastic camping for those desiring a smaller campground away from the beaten path. At 10 acres, Hidden Lake is big enough to hide some…

Lake Dillon

Sunset at Lake Dillon

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…