By Erika Owen
August 22, 2016
Horsetooth Reservoir
Credit: 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.

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.