Best Place to Catch Some Rays

Hannah York, 28 (left) and Katelyn Lynch, 20, sit on a dock as there turn to wakesurf at the Colorado Wakesurfing Open held at Lake Pueblo on July 12, 2014. (John Jaques,The Pueblo Chieftain)

Hannah York, 28 (left) and Katelyn Lynch, 20, sit on a dock as there turn to wakesurf at the Colorado Wakesurfing Open held at Lake Pueblo on July 12, 2014. (John Jaques,The Pueblo Chieftain)

Gold: Lake Pueblo State Park

640 Pueblo Reservoir Rd., (719) 561-9320

No one wants to walk around all pasty the entire summer, so where should you go to get a little color in your complexion? Lake Pueblo has trails for hiking and biking, sandy beaches, camping spots available for reservations, swimming, boating, and windsurfing. While we may not have sun every day, the sunny days add up to three quarters of the year. There are miles of shoreline are just waiting for you to do some exploring and work on that tan.

Silver: City Park

800 Goodnight Ave., (719) 553-2790

Bronze: The Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo

101 S. Union, (719) 549-0242

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