Top 8 Most Beautiful Mountain Lakes in Colorado

Dream Lake: The hike starts at Bear Lake and winds its way through Nymph Lake before depositing you at the base of Hallett Peak. 

Crater Lake: is located in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, in the Maroon Bells Snowmass Wilderness just southeast of Aspen. It is accessible after a short two-mile hike along the Maroon Lake Trail .

Lake San Cristobal:Lake San Cristobal gets its name from the Spanish “Saint Christopher.” Many abandoned silver mines have been found in the area, making it a common destination for sightseeing. 

Monarch Lake: is a man-made reservoir in the Arapaho National Forest, next to the Rocky Mountain National Park. It is counted as one of the six “Great Lakes of Colorado,” 

Chasm Lake: is a glacial lake located beneath the eastern slope of Longs Peak, a 14,259-foot-long mountain face in the Rocky Mountain National Park. 

Shadow Mountain Lake: is a beautiful man-made reservoir. It often draws additional visitors from nearby Lake Granby and Grand Lake, to which it is connected.

Grand Lake: is the largest natural body of water in Colorado. It’s one of the 1,500 publicly owned lakes in the state. With a maximum depth of 389 feet.

Lake Granby:is a tributary of the Colorado River and is also connected to Grand Lake via a series of gates. Lake Granby is a 221-foot-deep man-made body of water completed in 1950 alongside.

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