National Geographic : 1928 Jun
© National Geographic Society Natural Color Photograph byFred Payne Clatworthy THE SAPPHIRE WATERS OF GRAND LAKE NESTLE HIGH AMONG THEROCKIES The largest natural lake in Colorado is associated in Indian tradition with tragedy. Accordingtothe story oftheRedmen, aparty of Utes who made their summer home on these shores long before the white man came, were surprised and massacred bymarauding Cheyennes and Arapahoes. Just before the battle all the Ute squaws and papooses were placedon araft and sent outonthelake for safety, but a squall capsized their craft and all perished. To this day the Utes avoid the vicinity ofGrand Lake.