Cottonwood Lake, Colorado

Cottonwood Lake, Colorado - Elevation 9,552 Feet
Cottonwood Lake

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.

Cottonwood Lake

Ice Hockey In November

Scenic Drive To Cottonwood Lake

Summer Camping At The Lake Camping Vacation

(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 ... Read Entire Article

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Cottonwood Lake
Clear Water
Cottonwood Lake
Colorado Summer

Lake Frozen Over
Fall Foliage
Autumn's Colorful Foliage

Fall Foliage Gallery

Area Web Sites: Buena Vista, CO | Mt. Princeton | St. Elmo Ghost Town | Cottonwood Pass

Area Photo Galleries: Emma Burr Mountain | Elk Herd | Chinaman Gulch | May Snowfall | Snow at Cottonwood Pass

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