Colorado is a land with thousands of lakes. From the plains to the Rocky Mountains, Coloradans love visiting our lakes and reservoirs for recreational activities and to observe wildlife.

If you wanted to find Colorado's largest lake you would head to the Blue Mesa Reservoir in Gunnison County. If you are looking for Colorado's largest and deepest natural lake, that takes us in a different direction.

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Where Is Colorado's Deepest Natural Lake

Colorado's deepest natural lake is located in Grand County, Colorado, and is known as Grand Lake. The lake stretches over a mile and a half in length and is one mile wide. Grand Lake offers 507 surface acres for boating, swimming, and fishing.

History of Grand Lake

European hunting parties reached the area of Grand Lake in the mid-1800s. They built cabins along the lake shore and hired mountain guides to help them find game to hunt. The town of Grand Lake was established in 1867. By 1870, silver was discovered in the lakes and rivers around the lake, which helped bring even more people to the area.

How Deep Is Grand Lake?

Grand Lake reaches a maximum depth of almost 400 feet (389 feet). That's deep enough to submerge Denver's Daniels & Fisher Tower and Colorado's Bishop's Castle. Not only is Grand Lake Colorado's deepest lake, but it's also the largest natural lake found in the state. Colorado's second-deepest lake is Lake Grandby, which follows Grand Lake with a depth of 221 feet.

LOOK: The 15 Largest Lakes Found in Colorado

Take a look at Colorado's Top 15 largest lakes and reservoirs. Find out where they are in the state, and what landmarks are nearby each lake/reservoir. Colorado's largest reservoir is just down the road on Highway 50 not far from the Curecanti Recreation Area.

Gallery Credit: Wes Adams

This Grand Lake Home is Straight Out of Yellowstone

If you were looking to get pretty far from the hustle and bustle and had $3.5million burning a hole in your pocket, this Yellowstone-looking massive cabin home might be just the place for you.

Unlike most lake homes, this one looks very lived in full-time. The stocked pantry and full workshop really scream "Retirement Home" in my mind.

With just over 5300 square feet of living space, five well-appointed bedrooms, five bathrooms, two stories, a detached shop, plenty of lakefront, and your own personal dock... this looks like a dream out in the middle of nowhere. Unlike a lot of Oklahoma's most expensive homes, this one actually looks really well put together. Everything matches, one theme, etc... It's a rare case of the wealthy having good taste.

Gallery Credit: Kelso

MORE: Rustic Cabin Airbnb Sits in the Heart of Grand Lake Village

Grand Lake, Colorado is known to many as the snowmobiling capital of Colorado. For a few months out of the year, it also becomes the perfect summer destination. Speedboats, canoes, and party boats can all be rented not far from this vacation cabin rental near Colorado's largest natural lake.

Gallery Credit: Wes Adams

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