Cottonwood Lake is located inside South Cottonwood Canyon in the San Isabel National Forest,
approximately eight miles west of Buena Vista, Colorado.
Standing at 9,552 feet in elevation, the lake and its surrounding area offer a multitude of outdoor
activities including fishing, camping, kayaking, hiking and 4-wheeling
in the summer, and snowmobiling, cross-county skiing,
ice skating and ice fishing in the winter.
The trailheads to many nearby Colorado "fourteeners" are
within a short driving distance from Cottonwood Lake.
Below are photos, camping information and three videos to inspire you.
Ice Hockey In November
Scenic Drive To Cottonwood Lake
Summer Camping At The Lake
(By Megan K. in Austin, Texas)
Minivans, while completely un-sexy, have an amazing ability to carry
untold numbers of people, dogs and all their accompanying "stuff."
Last summer my dog rescue friend Debi, her four school age kids and three medium to large breed dogs
in addition to myself and my two German Shepherds all piled into her light blue minivan
and traveled from Austin, Texas to spend a fabulous week at Cottonwood Lake
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