When you spend time here, you might think you’ve set out for Pandora as an avatar. This is because the beauty of this small, green-shimmering yet glass-clear lake, shielded from the outside world by waterfalls, trees, and mountains seems strangely surreal. Known as ‘Hanging Lake’, this natural phenomenon is located in White River National Park, an hour’s drive from Denver. This is the most heavily hiked park in Colorado, protecting more than 9,000 square kilometres of nature. For those eager to reach the summit, there are also plenty of mountains to choose from: Mount Harvard, Mount Lincoln, or Mount Evans – take your pick!
White River National Park