Places to Visit In Denver

Denver beaches are among the most popular attractions in the state, bringing locals and out-of-towners out of their comfy homes to bask in the glory of Mother Nature’s splendor. Depending upon the time of year, Denver beaches have much to offer in terms of entertainment to visitors of all types and ages, making the beach one of the most fun and affordable places to escape to, even if just for an afternoon.

It’s finally feeling like summer and it’s time to break out the bathing suits, coolers and beach chairs. Living 1,200 miles from the coast will not stop Denverites from spending a sunny day at the beach with a picnic lunch, bikes on the car and fishing poles in hand. While these Denver-area lakes and reservoirs have their own unique qualities, all of them offer an escape from the real world to sunbathe, swim, bike and fish. Parents will find plenty to do for the out-of-school kids or the weekend family getaways.

No, you won’t see palm trees swaying in the breeze or hear crashing waves, but Denver, Colorado still has some gorgeous shorelines that are worth the trip when you are in the Centennial State. What Denver, Colorado lacks in typical beach scenery, the state makes up for in mountain views and pristine natural settings. But before you head out to the lake or reservoir, remember that the sun is more intense at elevation (the locations mentioned are all above 5,000 feet), so don’t forget your sunscreen protection and plenty of water to stay hydrated!

The water may not stretch on to the horizon, but Colorado beaches have mountains in the background, so that makes up for it. Some of these Denver “beaches” are technically reservoirs, and some reservoirs come with “No Swimming” signs guarding their borders. But the beaches below are open for swimming, boating, and other water fun. Just remember to apply sunscreen the elevation in Colorado is higher than along the coasts, which means the sun is a little closer and it’s easier to get burned.

Most Places to Visit in Denver


Aurora Reservoir

A short drive from the Denver area, the Aurora Reservoir is an oasis out in the middle of nowhere. With soft sand and sparkling water, this reservoir can boast that its water and beach are the cleanest in the Denver Read More…

Boulder Reservoir

The Boulder Reservoir has the unique beauty of spending a day at the beach while gazing at Colorado’s majestic mountains. It offer the convenience of a concession stand at the swim beach, lifeguards, showers Read More…

Chat Field Sate Park

Just off C-470 in Littleton, Chatfield State Park offers mountain beauty with the convenience of being metro close. Although this park is an ideal place to take the family for a day in the sun, visitors to Read More…

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