Vallecito Lake

Vallecito Lake is home to one of Colorado's largest and most beautiful lakes.

The Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad
Vallecito Lake Chamber of Commerce
18071 County Road 501, Bayfield, CO 81122

At an elevation of 8,000 feet and easy access to the San Juan National Forest and Weminuche Wilderness Area, it offers a variety of accommodations and recreational opportunities. Relaxation is the way of life whether you're looking for summer boating, horseback riding, hiking, fishing or Jeeping. Or in the winter, enjoy cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, ice fishing and sleigh riding.

In the aftermath of a wildfire, a local artist created impressive wood carvings around the community. You can see them all on a driving tour.