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Un-landlock yourself with the 5 best swimming spots around Denver

Published On 07/12/2013 Published On 07/12/2013
Glenwood Hot Springs Pool
Colorado Parks & Wildlife
Denver Parks and Recreation
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1. Cherry Creek State Park 4201 South Parker Rd, Aurora, CO 80014 (Cherry Creek)

Grab a sail boat and head to the nearby reservoir, because the water's always warm. It's easy to find a secluded spot to lay out in the sand (just go during the week), or take a relaxing float in the reservoir.

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2. Grand Lake 15500 US Highway 34, Grand Lake, CO 80447

For a state that has not many natural bodies of water, Grand Lake boasts the state's largest. Take a pleasant drive through Estes Park and arrive refreshed in about 3hrs. Rent a boat at the marina, or doggy paddle right in from the sandy beaches.

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3. Congress Park Pool 914 Elizabeth St, Congress Park, CO 80206

Congress Park's close to where all the twentysomethings live in Cap Hill, there's less of a chance that when you go, it'll be overrun with families and their screaming children. The pool stays open 'til 7p.

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4. Glenwood Hot Springs Pool 415 E 6th St, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Just under 3hrs away from Mile High, this all-natural mineral pool stays around 90-degrees year-round, which feels about room temp in the Summer. It's the length of a football field, complete with a diving board and water slides.