By Erika Owen
Updated: February 06, 2017
River North Photography

Watching the sun rise is one of those vacation itinerary items that can get overlooked for another hour (or three) of sleep.

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And that's fine—especially when the early risers record said sunrises for the rest of the world to enjoy. Denver news station 9NEWS recently shared a video on Facebook highlighting the majestic scene that is daybreak over Horsetooth Reservoir:

Erika Owen is the Senior Audience Engagement Editor at Travel + Leisure. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @erikaraeowen.