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Columbine-Lake is a 40-acre, natural mountain lake that is the site of a private residential community. It's located one mile northwest of Grand Lake, near Rocky Mountain National Park in north-central Colorado. Columbine Lake sits below Mount Neva about two hours west of Denver. Imagine this: a gorgeous deep-blue lake lined with stately pines and attractive, rustic homes and A-frame cottages, while mountains rise in the distance - this is the Columbine Lake. It's a shallow lake that's good for catching rainbow and cutthroat trout, and most of the lakeshore is accessible for fishing. Other activities include hiking, swimming, boating, kayaking, canoeing and picnicking. Camping is permitted at Columbine Lake, but no campfires are allowed. One must obtain a permit for the Columbine Travel Zone for camping. In the wintertime, snowmobiling is available on trails that go directly into town or into the Arapaho National Forest. Columbine Lake also offers a community pool and spa, an 18-hole golf course, picnic and playground areas around the lake. Some of the homes at the lake border National Park Land or Recreation District Land. Elk and moose are just some of the wildlife frequently seen in the area. To reach the lake, take Highway 40 south from Granby to Tabernash. Turn north on County Road 84 and Forest Road 129, and go about 12 miles to the Junco Lake Trailhead. Hike about 1.8 miles on the Caribou Pass Trail to the Columbine Lake Trail. The lake is at the end of the Columbine Lake Trail.

Surrounding areas: Woodland Park, Colorado (4.2 mi), Chipita Park, Colorado (4.7 mi), Cascade, Colorado (8.4 mi), Divide, Colorado (11.1 mi), Manitou Springs, Colorado (11.5 mi), Pikes Peak, Colorado (13.6 mi), Colorado Springs, Colorado (15.4 mi)

Columbine Lake Vacation Rentals

Columbine Lake Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Eagle Ridge830 Vindicator DrColorado Springs, CO10.1 mi.(800) 352-5804
Residence Inn By Marriott North9805 Federal DrColorado Springs, CO10.2 mi.(719) 388-9300
Residence Inn Co Springs North9805 W FederalColorado Springs, CO10.2 mi.(719) 388-9300
Marriott Towneplace Suites4760 Centennial BlvdColorado Springs, CO10.6 mi.(719) 594-4447
Comfort Suites1055 Kelly Johnson BlvdColorado Springs, CO10.7 mi.(719) 536-0731
Sleep Inn1075 Kelly Johnson BlvdColorado Springs, CO10.7 mi.(719) 260-6969
Drury Inn Pikes Peak8155 N Academy BlvdColorado Springs, CO10.8 mi.(719) 598-2500
Fairfield Inn - Colorado Springs North7085 Commerce Center DrColorado Springs, CO10.8 mi.(719) 533-1903
Holiday Inn Express & Suites7110 Commerce Center DrColorado Springs, CO10.8 mi.(719) 592-9800
Staybridge Suites - Air Force Academy7130 Commerce Center DrColorado Springs, CO10.8 mi.(719) 590-7829
Days Inn8350 Razorback RdColorado Springs, CO10.9 mi.(719) 266-1317
The Academy Hotel8110 N Academy BlvdColorado Springs, CO10.9 mi.(719) 598-5770
Homewood Suites By Hilton9130 Explorer DrColorado Springs, CO11.1 mi.(719) 265-6600
Bradford Homesuites - Colorado Springs5805 Delmonico DrColorado Springs, CO11.2 mi.(888) 486-7829
Colorado Springs Marriott5580 Tech Center DrColorado Springs, CO11.2 mi.(719) 260-1800
Comfort Inn North6450 Corporate DrColorado Springs, CO11.2 mi.(719) 262-9000
Extended Stay America5855 Corporate DrColorado Springs, CO11.3 mi.(719) 266-4206
Hearthside By Villager6210 Corporate DrColorado Springs, CO11.3 mi.(719) 593-8188
Hilton Garden Inn1810 Briargate PkwyColorado Springs, CO11.4 mi.(719) 598-6866
Super 8 U S A F A North8135 N Academy BlvdColorado Springs, CO11.5 mi.(719) 528-7100
Castaways Inn & Suites1031107 Manitor AveManitou Springs, CO11.5 mi.(719) 685-3300
The Cliff House At Pikes Peak306 Canon AveManitou Springs, CO11.5 mi.(719) 685-3000
Silver Wood Hotel & Conference Center505 Popes Bluff TrlColorado Springs, CO11.6 mi.(719) 598-7656
Days Inn Of Colorado Springs4610 Rusina RdColorado Springs, CO11.7 mi.(719) 598-1700
Econolodge Garden Of The Gods430 W Garden Of The Gods RdColorado Springs, CO11.8 mi.(719) 532-1010
La Quinta Motor Inn #6304385 Sinton RdColorado Springs, CO11.9 mi.(719) 528-5060
Howard Johnson Express5056 N Nevada AveColorado Springs, CO12.0 mi.(719) 598-7793
Peak Inn & R V Resort4950 N Nevada AveColorado Springs, CO12.0 mi.(719) 598-1545
Candlewood Suites Colorado Springs6450 N Academy BlvdColorado Springs, CO12.1 mi.(719) 533-0011
Manitou Springs Super 8 Motel Inc229 Manitou AveManitou Springs, CO12.1 mi.(719) 685-5898
Red Wing Motel56 El Paso BlvdManitou Springs, CO12.1 mi.(800) 733-9547
Super 8 Motel - Pike's Peak #3156229 Manitou AveManitou Springs, CO12.1 mi.(719) 685-5898
Beverly Hills Motel6 El Paso BlvdColorado Springs, CO12.2 mi.(719) 632-0386
Comfort Inn Of Manitou Springs45 Manitou AveManitou Springs, CO12.2 mi.(719) 685-5455
Motel 63228 N Chestnut StColorado Springs, CO12.4 mi.(719) 520-5400
Super 8 Motel3270 N Chestnut StColorado Springs, CO12.4 mi.(719) 632-2681
Best Wetern Pikes Peak Inn3010 N Chestnut StColorado Springs, CO12.6 mi.(719) 636-5201
Ramada Inn-colorado Springs3125 Sinton RdColorado Springs, CO12.7 mi.(719) 633-5541
Embassy Suites Hotel Colorado Springs7290 Commerce CtrColorado Springs, CO13.0 mi.(719) 599-9100
Holiday Inn Express7110 Commerce CirColorado Springs, CO13.0 mi.(719) 592-9800
Bed & Breakfast
Holden House 1902 Bed & Breakfast Inn1102 W Pikes Peak AveColorado Springs, CO14.7 mi.(719) 471-3980
The St Mary's Inn-Bed And Breakfast530 N Nevada AveColorado Springs, CO15.0 mi.(719) 540-2222

Columbine Lake Weather & Climate

Central Colorado has a more complex climate than most states in the United States. Even places a few miles apart can experience entirely different weather. The valleys are classified as a semi-arid, continental climate, which becomes a mountain or alpine climate at higher elevations. Humid microclimates may also exist in some places. Abundant sunshine and low humidity is typical in all areas. Summers are mild, and thunderstorms can cause a sudden drop in temperature. Winters are cold and snowy, especially in the higher elevations of the Rocky Mountains. Solar radiation penetrates the thin atmosphere high in the mountains, which results in very pleasant temperatures during the winter. This is why skiers are often pictured in very light clothing, even though they're surrounded by snow.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 38°F 13°F 0.82 in. -
February 41°F 17°F 0.53 in. -
March 47°F 22°F 1.97 in. -
April 55°F 28°F 3.00 in. -
May 66°F 37°F 2.91 in. -
June 77°F 45°F 2.40 in. -
July 81°F 51°F 2.66 in. -
August 78°F 50°F 2.85 in. -
September 69°F 43°F 1.50 in. -
October 59°F 33°F 1.25 in. -
November 45°F 21°F 1.31 in. -
December 38°F 15°F 0.94 in. -

Columbine Lake Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the City Of Colorado Springs Municipal airport (COS) located about 21 miles southeast of Columbine Lake in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the Meadow Lake airport (00V) located approximately 22 miles east of Columbine Lake in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and finally the Centennial airport (APA) located roughly 38 miles north of Columbine Lake in Denver, Colorado.

Columbine Lake Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Santa's WorkshopCascadeCO8.4 mi.
Lakeside Amusement ParkDenverCO49.8 mi.
Six Flags Elitch GardensDenverCO49.8 mi.
Fish 'n Farm at Heritage SquareGoldenCO52.5 mi.
Mile High Flea MarketHendersonCO59.8 mi.
Water Parks
Hyland Hills Water WorldFederal HeightsCO57.6 mi.
Golf Courses
Shining Mountain Golf ClubWoodland ParkCO4.0 mi.
Golf Club at Bear DanceLarkspurCO15.1 mi.
Appletree Golf ClubColorado SpringsCO15.7 mi.
Cherokee Ridge Golf CourseColorado SpringsCO15.7 mi.
Gleneagle Golf ClubColorado SpringsCO15.7 mi.
Patty Jewett Golf ClubColorado SpringsCO15.7 mi.
Pine Creek Golf ClubColorado SpringsCO15.7 mi.
Springs Ranch Golf ClubColorado SpringsCO15.7 mi.
Valley Hi Municipal Golf CourseColorado SpringsCO15.7 mi.
Stratton Golf ClubStrattonCO20.9 mi.
Cheyenne Shadows Golf CourseFort CarsonCO22.7 mi.
Red Hawk RidgeCastle RockCO25.4 mi.
Ridge at Castle Pines NorthCastle RockCO25.4 mi.
Ski Areas
LovelandGeorgetownCO60.9 mi.
Breckenridge Ski ResortBreckenridgeCO64.8 mi.
Ski CooperLeadvilleCO71.9 mi.
Winter ParkWinter ParkCO73.3 mi.
Beaver CreekVailCO85.8 mi.
VailVailCO85.8 mi.
AspenAspenCO99.0 mi.
Aspen HighlandsAspenCO99.0 mi.
SnowmassAspenCO99.0 mi.
TiehackAspenCO99.0 mi.
Crested ButteCrested ButteCO108.1 mi.
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource CenterWoodland ParkCO4.2 mi.(History)
American Numismatic Association Money MuseumColorado SpringsCO15.4 mi.(Technology)
Tesla Museum and LibraryColorado SpringsCO15.4 mi.(Technology)
SpielArts. Figurative Fine Art & PrintsColorado SpringsCO15.4 mi.(Art)
Colorado Springs MuseumColorado SpringsCO15.4 mi.(History)
Edward J. Peterson Air and Space MuseumColorado SpringsCO15.4 mi.(History)
Monarch Art GalleryVictorCO22.9 mi.(Art)
Molly Brown House MuseumDenverCO49.8 mi.(History)
Denver Museum of Nature & ScienceDenverCO49.8 mi.(Miscellaneous)
Museo De Las AmericasDenverCO49.8 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Denver Museum of Natural HistoryDenverCO49.8 mi.(Science)
Forney Transportation MuseumDenverCO49.8 mi.(Science)
Denver Art MuseumDenverCO49.8 mi.(Art)
Aurora History MuseumAuroraCO49.8 mi.(History)
American Hall of Heroes MuseumPuebloCO56.5 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Cheyenne Mountain Zoological ParkColorado SpringsCO15.4 mi.
Denver Zoological GardensDenverCO49.8 mi.
Pueblo ZooPuebloCO56.5 mi.

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