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Colorado lakes we love to paddle

As you may know, we love to play in the water and truly enjoy lake time during the summers. Kayaking and paddleboarding quickly became one of our family’s favorite ways to relax and enjoy some time off. The best part about it is that you don’t have to pack for hours, get ready and look for places to paddle. There are tons of lakes and reservoirs all around Denver no matter in which part of town you live. Here is the top list of our go-to lakes.

1.Union Reservoir in Longmont, CO

What do we love about it? You can park right by the water, so there is no need to carry your equipment. Park has bathrooms, picnic tables, playground and even a beach for the kiddos. You can bring your board or rent one. Oh.. and the sunsets over the mountains are simply awesome.

2. Barr lake in Brighton, CO

What do we love about it? Its a big lake with a lot to explore. Because the lake located far east you can get unobstructed mountain views. Sunsets are pretty good and the parking lot located not far from the launch area.

3. Cherry creek reservoir in Denver, CO

What do we love about it? Nice facilities, in the city, has a beach, bonfires and public events.

4. Gross Reservoir in Boulder, CO

What do we love about it? Beautiful nature. If you need to recharge your batteries that's the place to go.

5. Lake Estes in Estes Park, CO

What do we love about it? Views of the Rocky Mountain National Park.

6. Green Mountain Reservoir near Silverthorne, CO

What do we love about it? Launching at the very east side of the res and floating with the flow to the main part of it.


Other lakes and reservoirs on our list to explore

1. Horsetooth Reservoir in Fort Collins, CO

2. Boyd Lake in Loveland, CO

3. Chatfield Lake in Littleton, CO

4. Twin Lakes near Leadville, CO

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