According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Colorado is home to more than 2,000 lakes and reservoirs. To be a landlocked state, there is tons of water to be found in this state! Colorado's Grand Mesa is home to over 300 lakes and reservoirs and is just one area in the state. Colorado also boasts 42 State Parks where several of the state's lakes can be found and family fun can be enjoyed by all.
Grand Lake is the largest natural lake in Colorado reaching 507 acres. It is also the deepest lake with a max depth of 256 feet. It has 150 miles of shoreline and with its various depths, fishing here is any fisherman's dream.
In contrast, Lake Quivera is only 4 acres with 1 mile of shoreline and can be found tucked high into the Rocky Mountains. This lake is private property reserved for use only to area residents and holds some of the clearest water in all of Colorado. Every lake in Colorado has its each unique charm and lure. One of these lakes is the perfect lake for you.
Due to Colorado's Diverse Geography, there are never-ending activities for people of all ages. Climb the Southern Rocky Mountains or be daring and take on Mount Elbert. Mount Elbert is the second tallest peak in the United States. It extends almost 15,000 feet tall. Also, available year-round are the Great Plains and the many different hot springs found here.
Spend your day kayaking Lake San Cristobal, then meet your friends at Red Rocks Amphitheater to see your favorite band that night. Red rocks amphitheater is where music becomes one with nature, the seats and stage seemingly carved out of the surrounding rock. Colorado also has an annual food fight. The Tomato Battle is known to use approximately 80,000 pounds of tomatoes in one battle. With all the events and activities that happen in Colorado, you will not have any time to be bored.