Outdoor dining season is almost in full swing in Colorado.

In a state with thousands of lakes and some of the mightiest rivers in America, Colorado has more than a few options for enjoying a cool breeze off the water while you dive into your favorite entree.

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Where Can You Find Waterfront Dining in Colorado?

Despite the almost 4000 lakes and reservoirs Colorado's waterfront dining options are heavily stacked in the Front Range. Communities like Colorado Springs, Denver, Golden, Estes Park, Grand Lake, and several others all have some really nice restaurants overlooking the water.

On the Western slope, you'll find some great options in Glenwood Springs, Breckenridge, Grand Mesa, Grand Junction, and Durango. Scroll on to check them out in the photo gallery below.

Colorado's Largest Waterfront Restuarant

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What about a restaurant on Colorado's largest and deepest natural lake? That will do nicely. Check out the famous Poncho and Lefty restaurant located right there on the shores of Grand Lake. This place is known for giant portions so be sure to wait at least 30 minutes before you go swimming.

Which Colorado Waterfront Restaurant Has the Highest Elevation?

Did you know an eatery named II Refugio is America's highest-elevation restaurant? It sits at the summit of the A-Basin ski resort at 12,465 feet near Keystone. Sadly, you won't find a waterfront view up that high as most everything is frozen.

If it's elevation your after try the South Ridge Seafood Grille in Breckenridge. The food is outstanding at 9,600 feet with a really nice view of Maggie Pond and the surrounding mountain peaks.

Scroll on for twelve waterfront dining options in the state of Colorado.

11 Waterfront Dining Options You'll Love in Colorado

While Colorado may be famous for the Rocky Mountains, our 4000 lakes and reservoirs offer some pretty impressive views too. Scroll on to check out twelve Colorado restaurants with waterfront dining and riverfront locations. Get ready to enjoy those amazing Colorado sunsets with friends and family at the following restaurants in the Centennial State.

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