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23 best Colorado swimming spots to cool off this summer

When it comes to swimming Colorado has a lot to offer. You also don't have to drive 20 hours to find some sand. Here are 23 best watering holes you can go swimming both close to and far away from home to soak up the sun in this summer.

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Valley View Hot Springs

Valley View Hot Springs

All-ages, clothing-optional nature sanctuary with hot springs, trails, campsites & rustic lodging.

Address: 64393 County Road GG, Moffat, CO 81143

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Adrenaline Falls

Adrenaline Falls

Address: Durango, CO 81301

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Needle Creek

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Big Dominguez Canyon

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Cache La Poudre River

Cache La Poudre River

Address: Cache la Poudre River, Colorado

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Devil’s Punchbowl – Marble

Devil’s Punchbowl – Marble

Address: 11520 Co Rd 3, Carbondale, CO 81623

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Devil’s Punchbowl – Aspen

Devil’s Punchbowl – Aspen

Address: CO-82, Aspen, CO 81611

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Conundrum Hot Springs

Conundrum Hot Springs

Address: Conundrum Hot Springs, Colorado

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Boulder Creek

Boulder Creek

Address: Boulder Creek, Colorado

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Dream Lake

Dream Lake

Address: Colorado 80517

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Ruedi Reservoir

Ruedi Reservoir

Address: Colorado 81621

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Dunton Hot Springs

Dunton Hot Springs

Address: 52070 W Fork Rd Dolores, CO 81323

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Black Hole

Black Hole

Address: Two Buttes Reservoir, Colorado

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Swim at Jackson Lake

Jackson Lake

Address: 26363 Co Rd 3, Orchard, CO 80649

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Grand Lake

Grand Lake

Address: Colorado 80447

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Blue Mesa Reservoir

Blue Mesa Reservoir

Address: Colorado 81230

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Medano Creek

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Lilly Lake

Lily Lake

Address: Lily Lake, Colorado 80517

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Chatfield Reservoir

Chatfield Reservoir

Address: Chatfield State Park

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Horsetooth Reservoir

Horsetooth Reservoir

Address: Fort Collins, Colorado

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Trappers Lake

Trappers Lake

Address: Colorado 81641

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Paradise Cove

Paradise Cove / Guffy Cove

Address: 13999 Main St, Guffey, CO 80820

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Cherry Creek Reservoir

Cherry Creek Reservoir

Address: 4201 S Parker Rd, Aurora, CO 80014

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