Back

Colorado 

Decorated with the majestic Rocky Mountains, Colorado is the only U.S. state that lies entirely above 3281 feet (1000 meters) in elevation. The states lowest elevation is 3315 feet (1010) meters. Colorado has approximately 550 mountain peaks that exceed 13,123 feet (4000 meters). The highest point is the summit of Mount Elbert at 14,440 feet (4401 meters). The world's largest flat-top mountain is in Grand Mesa.  

Once primarily a mining and agricultural state, Colorado's economy is now driven by the service industries, including medical providers and high tech companies, and other business and professional services.  

Breathtaking scenery and world-class skiing make Colorado a prime tourist destination. Colorado has almost as many “dead” towns (about 500) as “live” ones (650). Mining booms and busts left the mountains littered with more than 300 ghost towns that fascinate locals and tourists. The eastern plains and western canyonlands are also haunted by more than 200 ghost towns.  

Every year Denver hosts the world's largest rodeo, the Western Stock Show.

Water Bodies

  • Acascosa Lake
  • Alamosa River
  • Aloha Beach Lake
  • Animas River
  • Antero Reservoir
  • Arikaree River
  • Arkansas River
  • Bear Lake
  • Beaver Lake Trail
  • Big Bear Lake
  • Big Thompson River
  • Black Lake
  • Blue Mesa
  • Blue Mesa Reservoir
  • Blue River
  • Boedecker Lake
  • Bonny Reservoir
  • Booth Creek Trail
  • Bowles Reservoir
  • Boyd Lake
  • Cache La Poudre River
  • Carter Lake
  • Cherry Creek
  • Clear Creek
  • Cobb Lake
  • Colorado River
  • Conejos River
  • Coon Creek
  • Cottonwood Creek
  • Crater Lake
  • Crawford Lake
  • Crystal Lake
  • Crystal River
  • Deep Lake
  • Deluge Lake Trail
  • Dolores River
  • Dream Lake
  • Eagle River
  • Echo Lake
  • Electra Lake
  • Elk River
  • Empire Reservoir
  • Evergreen Lake
  • Fern Lake
  • Florida River
  • Four Mile Creek
  • Fraser River
  • Fryingpan River
  • Gilpin Lake
  • Gore Creek Trail
  • Grand Lake
  • Gunnison River
  • Hanging Lake
  • Harker Park Lake
  • Haynach Lakes
  • Hidden Lake
  • Horseshoe Lake
  • Horsetooth Reservoir
  • Huerfano River
  • Hyatt Lake
  • Illinois River
  • Independence Lake
  • Jumbo/Julesburg Reservoir
  • La Plata River
  • Lake Agnes
  • Lake Charles Trail
  • Lake Creek
  • Lake DeWeese
  • Lake Estes
  • Lake Granby
  • Lake Hertha
  • Lake Imagination
  • Lake Isabel
  • Lake Loveland
  • Lake Maloya
  • Lake Quivera
  • Lake Rhoda
  • Lake San Cristobal
  • Lake Sanchez
  • Laramie River
  • Larkspur Lake
  • Left Hand Creek
  • Lighthouse Cove
  • Linkins Lake
  • Little Snake River
  • Little Thompson River
  • Lost Man Lake
  • Mancos River
  • Matchet Reservoir
  • McIntosh Lake
  • McKay Lake
  • McPhee Reservoir
  • Medicine Bow River
  • Michigan River
  • Middle Creek
  • Middle Lake Trail
  • Mill Creek
  • Mirror Lake Trail
  • Morrow Point Lake
  • Mud Lake
  • Muddy Creek
  • Murphy Lake
  • Navajo Reservoir
  • Nolan Lake Trail
  • North Fork Cache la Poudre River
  • North Fork Creek
  • North Fork Gunnison River
  • North Fork Republican River
  • North Fork South Platte River
  • North Platte River
  • Pacific Tarn
  • Pass Lake
  • Pearl Lake
  • Pelican Shores Lake
  • Pine River
  • Plateau Creek
  • Pomona Lake Number 1
  • Poudre Lake
  • Pruitt Reservoir
  • Pueblo Reservoir
  • Purgatoire River
  • Red Feather Lake
  • Republican River
  • Rio Chama
  • Rio Grande
  • Riviera Lake
  • Roaring Fork River
  • Runyon Lake
  • Ryan Gulch Reservior
  • San Juan River
  • San Miguel River
  • Shadow Mountain Lake
  • Silver Lake
  • Sloan's Lake
  • Smoky Hill River
  • Snake River
  • Snowdrift Lake
  • South Fork Republican River
  • South Fork South Platte River
  • South Platte River
  • St. Vrain Creekor St. Vrain River
  • Standley Lake
  • Summit Lake
  • Summit Lake Park
  • Swan River
  • Terry Lake
  • Totten Lake
  • Trappers Lake
  • Trew Creek
  • Tuhare Lakes Trail
  • Tule Lake
  • Turquoise Lake
  • Uncompahgre River
  • Uncompregre River
  • Upper Piney Lake Trail
  • Vallecito Lake
  • Van Boxell Lakes
  • Walton Creek
  • Ward Creek Resevoir
  • Westlake Park Lake
  • Wheeler Lakes Trail
  • White River
  • Williams Fork (Colorado River)
  • Williams Fork (Yampa River)
  • Williams Lake
  • Willow Creek
  • Windsor Reservoir Number 8
  • Yampa River

© 2019. USA Waterviews. All rights reserved.