Bayfield. Gateway to outdoor adventure. Four seasons of vacation fun. Feed all your senses. Budding trees and sprouting of springtime wild flowers. Pleasant summer temperatures into the 80s. Brilliant golden colors of fall and winter snow that beckons the avid skier. All this on top of year-round views of the majestic San Juan Mountain range. Nestled in the Pine River Valley next to the Los Piños River, Bayfield, Colorado is your gateway to the wonders of southwestern Colorado.
Infused with beauty in every direction. Crisp, fresh mountain air with every breath. A natural attraction for every imagination. All, practically at your fingertips. Durango, Colorado and its historic Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad is less than 20-miles away. The Pine River flows from the San Juans into Vallecito Lake which is about 15 miles north of Bayfield. Navajo Lake and its spectacular campgrounds is a short 18-mile drive southeast of Bayfield CO. The Pagosa Hot Springs are a scenic 33 miles away along Highway 160.
Bayfield has different faces. Forested mountains that harbor lakes, rivers and ski slopes are the backdrop on two-sides and the colorful desert side beckons you to the red rock beauty of Arizona and popular wonders of Utah. Head to the Four Corners area where you can stand in one spot and literally touch the states of Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico at the same time. Explore Chimney Rock Archeological Indian Ruins at Mesa Verde National Park.
Bayfield Colorado Distance Guide
This mileage chart approximates the driving miles from Bayfield to other city and town destinations as well as points of interest.
At an elevation of 6,900 feet, Bayfield promises four well-defined seasons. Most snowfall occurs from January through March. See the Durango Weather Charts for approximate average monthly temperatures and rainfall. Durango has 6,500 feet of elevation, so Bayfield will be a few degrees cooler than Durango, Colorado.
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