5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Colorado

By Madison Dragna

5 Exhilarating Jet Skiing Spots in Colorado

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With a number of beautiful bodies of water, along with a warm and sunny summer, Colorado is primed for jet skiing. Whether you have your own jet ski or you’re renting your ride, the Centennial State has a perfect spot for you to enjoy open waters. Here are five exhilarating places to jet ski in Colorado. 

1. Chatfield Reservoir

Chatfield Reservoir, located at Chatfield State Park, is a popular jet skiing destination for people visiting and living in the city of Denver. The reservoir was created for flood control as well as a water supply for Denverites but has now turned into a great spot to spend a summer day. Don’t be surprised to find a number of water enthusiasts enjoying this body of water during holidays and weekends. Do keep in mind that jet ski rentals are not available at Chatfield Marina. However, there are a number of private companies that rent out jet skis for Chatfield Reservoir. 

2. Grand Lake

At an elevation of more than 8,000 feet, Grand Lake is situated near Rocky Mountain National Park and the city of Grand Lake. Grand Lake is known as Colorado’s largest natural body of water, therefore it has become a mecca for watersports, including jet skiing. Enjoy the high peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park in the background as you zoom around on your jet ski. When you aren’t out on the water, enjoy other outdoor recreation activities in Grand Lake like hiking, biking and off-roading. 

3. Lake Granby

Known as the third largest body of water in Colorado, Lake Granby lies just five miles outside of the city of Granby. With 40 miles of shoreline and at over 7,000 acres, this Colorado lake is a fun place to explore on a jet ski. This scenic lake is also home to a healthy trout and salmon population, so be respectful of fisherman while wandering around the many coves and marinas at Lake Granby. 

4. Boyd Lake

Boyd Lake is a popular boating destination in the Front Range of Colorado. With three boat ramps, this lake gives way to easy access for boaters, but keep in mind that the Heron Cove ramp is specifically used for jet skis and personal watercrafts. With 1,700 acres of water to ride, you’re sure to have a great time on your jet ski at this Loveland lake. 

5. Horsetooth Reservoir

For those in Fort Collins, Horsetooth Reservoir is a stunning body of water that is perfect for boating, jet skiing, and other water activities. This 6.5-mile-long reservoir provides plenty of space to roam. For jet ski rentals, head to Inlet Bay Marina, where two-person jet skis can be rented for a minimum of two hours. Explore all the coves and inlets Horsetooth has to offer, especially near the south and west ends of the reservoir. 

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