Best lakes in Denver

Check out the top lakes in Denver, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. City Park
1. City Park
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360 local reviews
City Park, Denver
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Sandra
City Park is an urban park and neighborhood in Denver, Colorado. The park is 330 acres and is located in…
Stetson & Megan
Denver's largest park featuring running paths and paved sidewalks, several playgrouns, water fountains, large…
Daniel & Jess
City Park is an urban park and neighborhood in Denver, Colorado. The park is 330 acres (130 ha) and is located…
1. City Park
1. City Park
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360 local reviews
City Park, Denver
Sandra
Sandra
City Park is an urban park and neighborhood in Denver, Colorado. The park is 330 acres and is located in east-central Denver. The park…
Stetson & Megan
Stetson & Megan
Denver's largest park featuring running paths and paved sidewalks, several playgrouns, water fountains, large lake with water activities,…
Daniel & Jess
Daniel & Jess
City Park is an urban park and neighborhood in Denver, Colorado. The park is 330 acres (130 ha) and is located in east-central Denver. The…
2. Washington Park
2. Washington Park
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294 local reviews
Washington Park, Denver
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Debra
It is 5 blocks from the carriage house and is extremely walkable. Head East up Ohio Avenue and carefully cross…
Paul
Washington Park is a natural mecca for Denver residents and visitors. The two lakes, walking paths and open…
Dakota
Take a break from the busy downtown scene in lovely Washington Park - dubbed "Wash Park" by locals. The area…
2. Washington Park
2. Washington Park
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294 local reviews
Washington Park, Denver
Debra
Debra
It is 5 blocks from the carriage house and is extremely walkable. Head East up Ohio Avenue and carefully cross Downing street into the park…
Paul
Paul
Washington Park is a natural mecca for Denver residents and visitors. The two lakes, walking paths and open fields are in constant use,…
Dakota
Dakota
Take a break from the busy downtown scene in lovely Washington Park - dubbed "Wash Park" by locals. The area has a Rockwellian feel, with…
3. Sloan Lake
3. Sloan Lake
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80 local reviews
Sloan Lake, Denver
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April
This is a man-made lake smack dab in the middle of Lakewood, right off Sheridan and 26th. It has a great…
Pamela
Sloan Lake is only two blocks to the north and provides a wonderful view of the mountains to the west and…
Karen
Great place to be right in the city but feel away from it all. Panoramic views of mountains. Located across…
3. Sloan Lake
3. Sloan Lake
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80 local reviews
Sloan Lake, Denver
April
April
This is a man-made lake smack dab in the middle of Lakewood, right off Sheridan and 26th. It has a great walking/running/bike path, a killer…
Pamela
Pamela
Sloan Lake is only two blocks to the north and provides a wonderful view of the mountains to the west and downtown Denver to the east. The…
Karen
Karen
Great place to be right in the city but feel away from it all. Panoramic views of mountains. Located across the street from shops and…
4. Sloans Lake
4. Sloans Lake
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72 local reviews
Sloans Lake, Denver
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Britt
Sloan's Lake is a man made lake (accidentally - a farmer had dug a well and found himself with a growing lake…
Andrea
This lake is pretty much why I stayed on this side of town. Every Spring the pelicans come back and make it…
Sean
Sloans Lake is simply beautiful. It is on the cusp of the Edge Water and Highlands neighborhoods, which are…
4. Sloans Lake
4. Sloans Lake
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72 local reviews
Sloans Lake, Denver
Britt
Britt
Sloan's Lake is a man made lake (accidentally - a farmer had dug a well and found himself with a growing lake instead) which allows water…
Andrea
Andrea
This lake is pretty much why I stayed on this side of town. Every Spring the pelicans come back and make it their home until the Fall. All…
Sean
Sean
Sloans Lake is simply beautiful. It is on the cusp of the Edge Water and Highlands neighborhoods, which are both full of restaurants,…
5. Evergreen Lake
5. Evergreen Lake
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54 local reviews
Evergreen Lake, Evergreen
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Andrea & Brian
This gorgeous mountain lake is open in the summer for paddle boarding and summer sports. It's a great place…
Ron
Rent various watercraft here during the summer months, including, paddle boats, kayaks, canoes and paddle…
Ryan
The epicenter of downtown Evergreen, the lake offers an array of boating activities in the summer, and ice…
5. Evergreen Lake
5. Evergreen Lake
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54 local reviews
Evergreen Lake, Evergreen
Andrea & Brian
Andrea & Brian
This gorgeous mountain lake is open in the summer for paddle boarding and summer sports. It's a great place to enjoy a picnic or walk…
Ron
Ron
Rent various watercraft here during the summer months, including, paddle boats, kayaks, canoes and paddle boards. There is also a nice…
Ryan
Ryan
The epicenter of downtown Evergreen, the lake offers an array of boating activities in the summer, and ice skating , hockey, and ice fishing…
6. Joyride Brewing Company
6. Joyride Brewing Company
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71 local reviews
2501 Sheridan Boulevard, Edgewater
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 720-432-7560
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Michelle
It's only a couple minutes drive from our townhome, and I absolutely love this brewery! It really feels like…
Chandra And Dave
Our (current) favorite brewery. We like to walk, going through Sloan's Lake park; it's about 1.5 miles. Dog…
Jeffrey
Fun spot overlooking Sloan's lake - great to go for a walk around the lake for sunset and then enjoy a few…
6. Joyride Brewing Company
6. Joyride Brewing Company
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71 local reviews
2501 Sheridan Boulevard, Edgewater
Closed · Opens 12:00 PM (noon)
+1 720-432-7560
Michelle
Michelle
It's only a couple minutes drive from our townhome, and I absolutely love this brewery! It really feels like the TV show "Cheers" when you…
Chandra And Dave
Chandra And Dave
Our (current) favorite brewery. We like to walk, going through Sloan's Lake park; it's about 1.5 miles. Dog and kid friendly. Has a…
Jeffrey
Jeffrey
Fun spot overlooking Sloan's lake - great to go for a walk around the lake for sunset and then enjoy a few beers...or vice versa. Plus…
7. Willow Creek Restaurant
7. Willow Creek Restaurant
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28 local reviews
29029 Upper Bear Creek Rd, Evergreen
Closed · Opens Tuesday 11:30 AM
+1 303-674-9463
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Georg & Tara
Great service and delicious, up scale food, overlooking Evergreen Lake. Sit outside on the patio and watch the…
Beverly
Located across from Evergreen Lake this gem is lovely. A great romantic spot where the food is fantastic, the…
Natalie
Fancier restaurant than the others listed. It's a bit of a drive from our house but overlooks a lake, is very…
7. Willow Creek Restaurant
7. Willow Creek Restaurant
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28 local reviews
29029 Upper Bear Creek Rd, Evergreen
Closed · Opens Tuesday 11:30 AM
+1 303-674-9463
Georg & Tara
Georg & Tara
Great service and delicious, up scale food, overlooking Evergreen Lake. Sit outside on the patio and watch the Hummingbirds while you wait…
Beverly
Beverly
Located across from Evergreen Lake this gem is lovely. A great romantic spot where the food is fantastic, the views are unbeatable, and you…
Natalie
Natalie
Fancier restaurant than the others listed. It's a bit of a drive from our house but overlooks a lake, is very romantic and the menu is…
8. Rupert's at the Edge
8. Rupert's at the Edge
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50 local reviews
2045 Sheridan Boulevard, Edgewater
Closed · Opens 6:30 AM
+1 720-328-5806
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John
Very nice breakfast. Right across from Sloan Lake. Take a stroll after breakfast 2.5 miles around the lake. …
Robby & Lily
Great breakfast or lunch spot. Incredible patio views of the downtown skyline over Sloans Lake. They also…
Josh
One of my favorite spots for brunch. It's walking distance and on a sunny day the patio offers one of the…
8. Rupert's at the Edge
8. Rupert's at the Edge
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50 local reviews
2045 Sheridan Boulevard, Edgewater
Closed · Opens 6:30 AM
+1 720-328-5806
John
John
Very nice breakfast. Right across from Sloan Lake. Take a stroll after breakfast 2.5 miles around the lake. Then stop at Joyride Brewery…
Robby & Lily
Robby & Lily
Great breakfast or lunch spot. Incredible patio views of the downtown skyline over Sloans Lake. They also have great Saturday and Sunday…
Josh
Josh
One of my favorite spots for brunch. It's walking distance and on a sunny day the patio offers one of the best restaurant views of the lake…
9. Rocky Mountain Lake Park
9. Rocky Mountain Lake Park
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30 local reviews
3301 W 46th Ave, Denver
Closed · Opens 5:00 AM
+1 720-913-1311
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Ari
This is our favorite Park to run to and walk our dog at. The park is about three miles away from the house…
John
Really close to the house. Nice trail around the lake, playground, tennis, horseshoes, fishing, baseball…
Stacy
About a mile away from my house, this is a beautiful lake for a nice walk or run. Gorgeous views of the…
9. Rocky Mountain Lake Park
9. Rocky Mountain Lake Park
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30 local reviews
3301 W 46th Ave, Denver
Closed · Opens 5:00 AM
+1 720-913-1311
Ari
Ari
This is our favorite Park to run to and walk our dog at. The park is about three miles away from the house (round trip) and has a trail…
John
John
Really close to the house. Nice trail around the lake, playground, tennis, horseshoes, fishing, baseball field. Relaxing way to spend part…
Stacy
Stacy
About a mile away from my house, this is a beautiful lake for a nice walk or run. Gorgeous views of the mountains. There is a good…
10. Chatfield State Park
10. Chatfield State Park
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39 local reviews
11500 N Roxborough Park Rd, Littleton
Closed · Opens 5:00 AM
+1 303-791-7275
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Sunny And Brad
Chatfield offers trails for hikers, bikers & equestrians and a 1,550 acre lake for fishing, boating &…
Michael & Sherry
Yes! Lake and walking path! Kids playground too! Villa G is 2 minutes away
McKayla
Enjoy the lake, swim beach, fishing, biking, the list goes on and on..
10. Chatfield State Park
10. Chatfield State Park
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39 local reviews
11500 N Roxborough Park Rd, Littleton
Closed · Opens 5:00 AM
+1 303-791-7275
Sunny And Brad
Sunny And Brad
Chatfield offers trails for hikers, bikers & equestrians and a 1,550 acre lake for fishing, boating & swimmings.
Michael & Sherry
Michael & Sherry
Yes! Lake and walking path! Kids playground too! Villa G is 2 minutes away
McKayla
McKayla
Enjoy the lake, swim beach, fishing, biking, the list goes on and on..
11. Sloan's Lake Park
11. Sloan's Lake Park
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21 local reviews
1700 N Sheridan Blvd, Denver
Closed · Opens 5:00 AM
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Yana
Largest lake in Denver, nice to take a walk or run around, sit & read, fly a kite, or just chill. Two…
Cheryl
Sloans Lake is a peaceful place to unwind, take in the views, or walk along the trail along the perimeter of…
Robin
A great park for running, people watching, sailing. Distance around the lake is about 2.5 miles. Head to…
11. Sloan's Lake Park
11. Sloan's Lake Park
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21 local reviews
1700 N Sheridan Blvd, Denver
Closed · Opens 5:00 AM
Yana
Yana
Largest lake in Denver, nice to take a walk or run around, sit & read, fly a kite, or just chill. Two playgrounds - one on the north side…
Cheryl
Cheryl
Sloans Lake is a peaceful place to unwind, take in the views, or walk along the trail along the perimeter of the Lake. A great way to get…
Robin
Robin
A great park for running, people watching, sailing. Distance around the lake is about 2.5 miles. Head to Sloan's Pub for dinner and drinks.
12. Sloan's Lake Park
12. Sloan's Lake Park
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16 local reviews
Sloan's Lake Park, Denver
Nikki And Gio
A beautiful lake with stunning views of the mountains from one side and downtown Denver from the other. Take a…
Nadine
Great local lake for those wanting to take in a view of downtown while getting some fresh air. From our place…
Shaun
This is a great place to watch the sunset or maybe see folks water skiing. You can run or ride bicycles around…
12. Sloan's Lake Park
12. Sloan's Lake Park
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16 local reviews
Sloan's Lake Park, Denver
Nikki And Gio
Nikki And Gio
A beautiful lake with stunning views of the mountains from one side and downtown Denver from the other. Take a stroll along its 2.6 mile…
Nadine
Nadine
Great local lake for those wanting to take in a view of downtown while getting some fresh air. From our place to around the entire trail at…
Shaun
Shaun
This is a great place to watch the sunset or maybe see folks water skiing. You can run or ride bicycles around the lake. This is the largest…