9) Grand Lake, Colorado
Grand Lake sits at 8369 feet, and is the largest natural body of water in the state of Colorado. It’s called the Western Gateway to Rocky Mountain National Park, and there are many wonders to behold here. This charming lakeside setting boasts year-round recreation where Moose calls can be heard in the mountain breezes. Summertime hiking, biking, boating, rowing, sailing and fishing; or just lazing on the lakeside beach, are some of its many featured attractions. For the more adventurous, ATV through miles of unspoiled terrain. On the east side of the lake a short walk brings you to Adams Falls, a majestic waterfall that feeds into Grand Lake. Point Park on the edge of the lake affords amazing views of Mount Craig, a very distinctive 12,007-peak. Accommodations on and around the lake include a great RV/camping site, an historical lodge, cabins, B&B’s and more.