Just step back in time. Don’t fight it – just go there. Lake City is such a special little community, it would be a shame to miss it. There’s a peacefulness there that is hard to find. I hear there is great fishing! I know there are great 4-wheel drives. OH! There is also a little store that has a REAL soda fountain and makes REAL milk shakes!
One of the things Doug and I love to do is going to places that are a little out of the way – the road less traveled, if you will. I think there are treasures in these places if you’re willing to take just a little time to explore them. Each town is different. Each has its own history. Each has its own treasures.
I have always liked churches. Wherever I go, I like to step inside an open church to just take a moment to reflect on the blessings in my life. Lake City has several churches, fairly close together, that were all open the day we visited. I was so fortunate to be able to walk inside and take in several houses of different faiths. Each had its own beauty and charm.
Doug and I took the Alpine Loop for a fun little off-road adventure. The road was in good condition most of the route. But at higher routes like Engineer and Cinnamon Pass requires 4×4 vehicles. We got to see the sights from a higher perspective. With all the rain Colorado had this year, the greenery was at its peak. Plenty of wildflowers were out and that always makes for a photo-op!
While we don’t fish, it became apparent very quickly that this is a place for fishermen come to Lake San Cristobal and Rio Grande Reservoir. Fly Fishing at Cebolla Creek, Heart Creek, Hanson Creek and the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River runs on the outskirts of town and there was no lack of prey or catch!!! There are fishing stores, guides,The Sportsman Outdoors & Fly Shop and Dan’s Fly Shop for the avid or novice fishermen.
In the winter, snowmobiling is the sport of choice! There’s an abundance of trails and plenty of intown stores to support this fun and exciting winter adventure!!
Don’t let this gem pass you by. We highly recommend Lake City as a hidden treasure of Colorado!
Note: the weekend of September 26 should be a good weekend for Autumns fall colors in Lake City.
Map of Lake City Colorado.