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  • Luna Restaurant
  • Mammy's Kitchen & Whiskey Bar
  • Mocha Moose Coffeehouse
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  • Packer Saloon
  • Poker Alice Pizza
  • Southern Vittles
  • Tic Toc Diner
  • No Name Restaurant

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  • Old Carson Inn Bed & Breakfast

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  • Rocky Top Lodge

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  • Castle Lakes Campground & Cabins

  • Henson Creek RV

  • Highlander RV Campground

  • T. Bear's Lake City Campground and RV Park

  • Woodlake Park Campground & Cabins

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United States Flag Lake City Colorado Tourist Information, Services, Hotels, Activities and More with a Virtual Tour

Nestled in the majestic San Juan Mountains, Lake City in Hinsdale County, offers beautiful scenery, hiking, fishing, jeep tours, rafting, snowmobiling or just great relaxing in a beautiful setting. Area lodging and dining will satisfy any budget or taste. The boutique shops provide unique gifts and mementos of the surrounding area. read more
 


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Lake City has a total area of 0.9 square miles. It is also known to many Colorado 14er "peakbaggers" as the jump-off point for 5 of Colorado's 53 ranked 14,000' peaks - Sunshine, Redcloud, Handies, Wetterhorn, and Uncompahgre.

 

 

Silver Thread Scenic Byway

The Silver Thread, 120 miles long,  begins at  Blue Mesa Reservoir,
and travels through sagebrush country, and winds along the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River. You will continue over two mountain passes, across the Continental Divide, and follows the Rio Grande River.


You can take your time exploring this byway, as it has many features to offer, the towns of Lake City and Creede are only a few. You can stop and explore landmarks rich in Colorado history.
Alfred Packer Massacre Site
Slumgullion Slide
Windy Point Overlook
Bristol Head
Rio Grande Pyramid Overlook
North Clear Creek Falls
Wagon Wheel Gap.

Alpine Loop Backcountry Byway

The Alpine Loop is narrow, twisty and unpaved. A 4 wheel drive vehicle is required to travel Cinnamon and Engineer pass . This scenic byway is at the heart of the  San Juan Mountains.

Lake San Cristobal

The second largest natural lake in Colorado, with depths of up to 60 feet; provides many fun filled activities. There are accommodations and lodging right along the lake shore, as well as a small convenience store and boat rentals.

Wuperman Campground a public camping area is located on the east side of the lake at 9000 ft; accommodating RV;s and tents. There is no electricity here and the nightly fees are approximately $15.

The Red Mountain Gulch Day Use Area for small picnics, is located on the south end of the lake on County Road 30, close to the marshy end of the lake. This is great for bird watching and other wildlife viewing.

There are picnic tables and grills, plus a pavilion shelter with
a large outdoor cooking grill for larger gatherings.
Restrooms are only available seasonally.

Historic District and Museums

Hard Tack Mine Tours & Museum
County Rd 20 (Henson Creek)
Experience the bygone age of Lake City mining.
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Hinsdale County Museum
Open May-August
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Fishing

There are numerous fishing opportunities in the Lake City area. The waters in the area  host five different types of trout; Brown, Cutthroat,
Rainbow, Cutbow (Cutthroat/Rainbow Cross), and Brook.
Fishing Regulatories
Equipment and Guides are available from local outfitters.


Bait and Spinner Fishing
Continental Reservoir
Deer Lakes
Lake San Cristobal
Rio Grande Reservoir

Fly Fishing
Cebolla Creek
Heart Lake
Henson Creek
Lake Fork of the Gunnison

Trail Fishing
Alpine Loop 65 miles
American Basin 3.2 miles
Big Blue Creek 12 miles
Canon Infierno 6 miles
Cooper Creek 3.7 miles
Crystal Lake 4 miles
Larson Lakes 7.1 miles
Powderhorn Lakes 4.5 miles
Powderhorn Park 6.3 miles
Waterdog Lake 3.8 miles

Camping on Alpine Loop

Wupperman $15
Located at Lake San Cristobal on County Road 33.
Dump Station. Campground Hosts.
Elevation 9000'. Owned by Hinsdale County.

Williams Creek  $12
Located on County Road 30, Cinnamon Pass Road.
Elevation 9200'.

Mill Creek  $7
Located on County Road 30, Cinnamon Pass Road.
Elevation 9500'. BLM.

Campgrounds on Cathedral/Powderhorn Road
(FS Road 788)

Deer Lakes  $12
Located on FS Rd 788 near the top of Slumgullion Pass.
Sites of 30 ft. length. One accessible site; one accessible
toilet. Elevation 10,400'. USFS.

Hidden Valley $8
Located on FS Road 788. Sites of short length. Tents only.
Elevation 9700'. USFS.

Spruce  $8
Located on FS Road 788. Short length sites
Elevation 9300'. USFS.

Cebolla  $8
Located on FS Road 788. Short length sites
Elevation 9200'. USFS.

Cebolla Creek 3 Free
Located 6.5 miles from Powderhorn on FS Road 788.
Short length sites. Elevation 8355'. BLM.

Camping on Silver Thread

Red Bridge $5
Located on the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River.
Elevation 7800'. BLM.

Gate View 5 Free
Located on the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River.
Elevation 8000'. NPS.

The Gate  $5
Located on the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River.
Elevation 8000'. BLM.

Big Blue $8
Located several miles off of Highway 149 at the entrance to the
Uncompahgre Wilderness. RVs and trailers not recommended
Elevation 9800'. USFS.

Slumgullion  $10
Located near the top of Slumgullion Pass.
Short length sites
Elevation 11,200'. USFS.

Bristol Head  $11
Located near North Clear Creek.
32 ft length sites
Elevation 9500'. USFS.

North Clear Creek  $11
Located near North Clear Creek.
32 ft length sites
Elevation 9900'. USFS.

Silver Thread $11
Located just off of Hwy 149 near South Clear Creek Falls.
32 ft length sites
Elevation 9500'. USFS.

Road Canyon 6 Free
Located on FS Road 520 (Rio Grande Reservoir Road).
Elevation 9300'. USFS.

River Hill $12
Located on FS Road 520 (Rio Grande Reservoir Road).
Sites of 32' length. Elevation 9200'. USFS.

Thirty Mile 39 X $12
Located on FS Road 520 (Rio Grande Reservoir Road)
near Squaw Creek.
32 ft length sites
Elevation 9300'. USFS.

Lost Trail  Free
Located on FS Road 520 (Rio Grande Reservoir Road).
No large RVs or trailers. Elevation 9500.

Mountain Biking

Alpine Loop National Backcountry Byway
Elev: 8671 feet - 12, 000 feet

Cottonwood Creek
approx: 6 miles
gradual grade and great scenery

Wager Gulch
approx: 3. 4 miles
Ghost town of Carson

Crystal Lake 4 miles
Larson Lakes 7.1 miles
Waterdog Lake 3.8 miles

Horseback Riding
Outfitters

Guest Ranch

Alpine Gulch 6 miles
Big Blue Creek 12 miles
Canon Infierno 6 miles
Cataract Gulch 4.1 miles
Cooper Creek 3.7 miles
Cottonwood Creek 4.1 miles
Crystal Lake 4 miles
Cuba Gulch 3.25 miles
Devil's Creek 6.8 miles
Larson Lakes 7.1 miles
Powderhorn Lakes 4.5 miles
Powderhorn Park 6.3 miles
Wager Gulch 4.8 miles
Waterdog Lake 3.8 miles
Weminuche Pass to Continental Divide 4.5 miles
Williams Creek 7.5 miles
 

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