25 Beautiful Alpine Lakes in Colorado

You're going to want to bring your camera on these adventures.

Did you know that Colorado is home to over 2,000 lakes? Seriously...over 2,000! Many of these lakes are nestled between some of the most incredible mountain scenery you'll ever lay eyes on, making them ideal for golden hour photoshoots. From short day hikes close to the city to multi-day backpacking trips deep in Rocky Mountain National Park, these adventures will take you to some of the most beautiful mountain lakes in Colorado. 

1. Hike to Chasm Lake


Photo: Kyle Frost

2. Hike to Lower and Upper Chicago Lakes


Photo: Ryan Mckinney

3. Hike to Hanging Lake


Photo: Nicola Easterby

4. Hike to King Lake


Photo: Eric Schuette

5. Camp at Alta Lakes


Photo: Andrew Slaton

6. Backpack to the 3 Crater Lakes


Photo: Drew Wallace

7. Backpack to Mirror and Crater Lakes


Photo: Eric Schuette

8. Hike to Bierstadt Lake


Photo: Jennifer Broome

9. Hike to Sky Pond


Photo: Ryan Dewane

10. Hike the Blue Lakes Trail


Photo: Greg Owens

11. Hike to Nymph, Dream, Emerald and Haiyaha Lakes


Photo: Ryan Mckinney

12. Relax at Maroon Lake


Photo: Whitney James

13. Hike to Heart and Rogers Peak Lakes


Photo: Eric Schuette

14. Hike to the Loch Vale


Photo: Kyle Frost

15. Hike to Upper Ice Lakes


Photo: Eric Schuette

16. Hike to Mills Lake


Photo: Eric Schuette

17. Hike to Crater Lake


Photo: Eric Schuette

18. Hike to Sandbeach Lake


Photo: Ryan Mckinney

19. Hike Upper Diamond Lake


Photo: Eric Schuette

20. Hike to Lake Isabelle


Photo: Ryan Mckinney

21. Hike to Lower Boulder Lake


Photo: Matt Willey

22. Hike to Emerald Lake


Photo: Whitney James

23. Hike to Savage Lakes


Photo: Mike Fennell

24. Summit Mount Evans


Photo: Will McKay

25. Camp at Twin Lakes White Star Campground


Photo: Mike Fennell

Published: December 12, 2016

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