A Quick Guide to Turquoise Lake

Leadville's Turquoise Lake is an idyllic spot for camping, and watching the sun set beyond one of Colorado's most majestic mountain skylines.

By Kirsten Dobroth July 2, 2020 Published in the Summer/Fall 2020 issue of Vail-Beaver Creek Magazine

On Turquoise Lake, boating is allowed, as is fishing (for $150 you can book a two-hour guided trip with Colorado Fly Fishing Guides, 504 Harrison Ave, 866-908-7547, coloradoflyfishingguides.com). But most people come here to overnight at one of three campgrounds (Baby Doe, Molly Brown, and May Queen, reservations available at recreation.gov) and simply bask in the majesty of Leadville’s trio of fourteeners cleaving the sky at sunset. As should you.


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