Lake Vallecito | Durango, Colorado
Swim, Boat, Fish, Jetski, Hike, Bike, Explore

Beautiful Vallecito Lake


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Not just a lake. A vacation destination. Vallecito Lake is the centerpiece of this outdoor adventure paradise. This mountain valley community is located about 22 miles northeast of Durango, Colorado sets at 8,000 feet of elevation surrounded by the San Juan National Forest and the unspoiled beauty of the Weminuche Wilderness. Tall pine forest, 12 miles of scenic shoreline and 2.5 million acres of pristine back country. And it's all free, family-friendly, abounds with conveniences and amenities and lodging choices all set with the serenity of nature.


Vallecito Lake is an all-season playground. Spring and summer is ideal for camping, boating, water-skiing, jet-skiing, canoing, kayaking, fishing, biking, hiking, horseback ringing, and ATV adventure. Fall brings the autumn foliage and cool, crisp evenings. For the winter snow lover, throw-on the snowshoes and take a winter hike. Enjoy miles and miles of wide-open cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. At any time, catch the local wildlife of elk, deer, bear and even wild turkey.




Choose your style of roughing it. Campgrounds, cabins, RV parks, lodges, or vacation homes. Cook on an open fire, dine in your RV or enjoy one of the local restaurants. And of course, Durango is nearby for shopping, concerts, festivals, whitewater rafting and more restaurants per capita that San Francisco. The ski slopes at Durango Resort, sightseeing in Mesa Verde National Park and the Durango and Silverton Train all all within close driving distance. So Vallecito Lake makes for the perfect home-base for a Durango CO vacation experience.


For More Information.


Vallecito Lake Chamber of Commerce
17252 County Road 501
Bayfield, Colorado 81122
(970) 247-1573



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