Vallecito Lake, sheltered in a mountain valley 8,000 feet above the sea, is one of the most beautiful bodies of water in Colorado. Vallecito Lake is surrounded by the San Juan National Forest and Weminuche Wilderness.
Because the lake is located at the heart of the Four Corners, it is a perfect vacation destination with access to all the major attractions and activities the area has to offer, including the Durango and Silverton Train, Mesa Verde National Park, Durango Mountain Resort, and Wolf Creek Ski Area. But there's no need to travel after your arrival. You can certainly enjoy a "stay-put" vacation right here at the lake. Vallecito Lake offers restaurants, stores, lodging, RV Parks and campgrounds. With 12 miles of shoreline Vallecito promises many types of recreational opportunities: marinas, fishing, boating, fantastic hiking, ATV rentals, horseback riding and more.