Sheltered in a secluded mountain valley 8,000 feet above sea level, Vallecito Lake
is one of the largest and most beautiful bodies of water in Colorado. Vallecito, Spanish for "Little Valley", and ancestral home to many of Colorado's Ute Indians, became the name of the sparkling waters of the lake it surrounded. Located in the Southwestern part of the state just 18 miles from Durango, Vallecito provides a perfect base for enjoying the Four Corners area and its many wonders.
Vallecito Lake area is a perfect Durango getaway for summer fishing vacations, fall fly fishing, even winter ice fishing. While visiting southwest Colorado you can enjoy a beautiful vacation right here at the lake. There are plenty of vacation rentals and a handful of restaurants and fun things to do from boating, camping, and fishing to hiking and horseback riding. Try taking some picturesque hikes through the mountains or relax by fishing in the lake. Or simply relax on the porch on one of the many Vallecito lake cabins with a good book and a glass of wine.
Vallecito Lake boasts a new community center located at the northwest end of Vallecito Lake. Located at 17252 County Road 501, this facility is one of the newest and most modern event venues in the Four Corners region. It is one of very few locations on the shore of this beautiful lake. It is the perfect place for your wedding or most any type of gathering. Consider a business retreat or family reunion at Vallecito Lake. The location and views are stunning–the perfect retreat that might just become the highlight to your Durango experience.
Credit: Vallecito Chamber of Commerce www.vallecitochamber.com