Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in California and North America, is also the second deepest behind Crater Lake in Oregon. The depth of the water is what provides its iconic deep blue color. Adding to the beauty of the lake is its crown of peaks surrounding it. Personally I find Lake Tahoe to be even more beautiful with snow on the ground.
Lake Tahoe and Crater Lake are both amazing locations simply because the blue color of the lake is insanely intense. The bluer the sky the bluer the water. It’s an amazing thing to witness and a fascinating phenomenon tied to such incredibly deep alpine lakes.