My Wife and I took a long weekend camping trip to Turquoise Lake that is located just outside Leadville, Colorado. About a 1 and a 1/2 hour drive west of Colorado Springs. The views are breathtaking, and the campsites are very nice and not too close together.
As you can see from the photos, the lake really is turquoise.
You can walk on the beach for miles, and there are numerous trails for hiking. The good thing, they are all dog-friendly. Also, I suggest you bring your bicycles.
We had a bit of a mosquito problem when we were there, which is not usually a problem in Colorado because of the high altitude, but it happened to be an unusually rainy summer, so we just popped up our pop-up screen room, and the mosquitoes didn’t bother us.
All in all, we had a wonderful weekend. A very nice place to go camping to get out of the city. They also had some campsites right on the beach, so if you’re interested, you should probably make reservations for the beach campsites.
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