Vallecito Lake

Filled with endless recreation opportunities and a rich history, you’ll never have a shortage of unique and fun things to do year round in Vallectio Lake.

Pura Vida Cafe

Award Winning Patio at Lake Vallecito! Step into a relaxed, waterfront dining experience. With live music on Tuesdays, Cheeseburgers in Paradise on Mondays, and Bloody Mary Bar on Sundays, it's pretty much always Five O' Clock at Pura Vida.

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Schank House Bar & Grill - Rocky Mountain General Store

Owned and operated by the Schank Family since 2008, this rustic steakhouse is located in the heart of beautiful Vallecito Lake, which is a short, breathtakingly beautiful 25-mile drive from Durango.  We are proud to offer the finest in steak house dining, with a variety of premium steaks, specialty meats & seafood, as well as tasty appetizers, salads & side dishes that tantalize & satisfy every palate. Custom meat processing, grocery store, and liquor store available next door at the Rocky Mountain General Store.

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Vallecito Country Market

Vallecito Lake Country Market is home to La Comida Ranchera Mexican Food Restaurant and Vallecito Liquors. We are located in the beautiful Four Corners area of Southwest Colorado and nestled in the San Juan National Forest only moments away from the Weminuche Wilderness. Stop in to see us whether your visiting Vallecito Lake for the day or staying a while.


Tour Of Carvings

The Tour of Carvings Project is a comeback story of the Vallecito community following the Missionary Ridge Fire of 2002 near the city of Durango, in SW Colorado. Between June 9 and July 28, over 70,000 acres were burned at a cost of 40.8 million dollars. Over 4,000 firefighters and support personnel helped extinguish the fire. The participants and equipment included 87 fire fighting crews, 18 helicopters and 10 slurry bombers. One life was lost when an experienced tree feller was cutting one tree when another nearby tree fell on him.


Vallecito Nordic

Vallecito Nordic Club, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to provide a groomed recreational trail system for non-motorized use by outdoor enthusiasts of all ages and abilities through recreation, education and community building.


Fly Fishing Guide - Randy Wagner

Fish the world class waters of the Rocky Mountains. Wading trips, Float trips, and Lake trips available for full and half days. High country pack trips to alpine lakes and mountain creeks available too. We also offer hourly private fly-casting lessons. Please call (970) 779-8917.