Vallecito Lake Near Durango Colorado

Vallecito Lake


Vallecito is one of Colorado’s largest and most beautiful lakes. Vallecito (pronounced vy-ya-see-toe) is only 25 miles northeast of Durango. The beautiful recreational area offers year-round enjoyment for the entire family.

There are plenty of cabins, resorts, motels, RV parks, campgrounds, marinas, dude and guest ranches to choose from.[see lodging] So you stay in the heart of the San Juans – you can rough it, or you can rough it smooooothly.

Vallecito Lake area has something for everyone – fishing, boating, horseback riding, hiking, jeeping, and more. Lounging and napping are also a favorite pass time.

The Lake is surrounded by the San Juan National Forest and near the Weminuche Wilderness with wonderful trails to explore.

The lake offers all the attendant opportunities of an Alpine resort area each season of the year. Fall brings the spectacular, colorful scenery of the changing aspen trees to accompany our renowned big game hunting with fully equipped guide services available.

Vallecito is transformed into fun winter wonderland offering miles of cross country skiing and snowmobiling trails throughout the valley.