Vallecito Lake is a beautiful, secluded mountain valley just 18 miles from Durango. Vallecito Lake is one of the largest and most beautiful bodies of water in Colorado. The lake has about 12 miles of shoreline and sits right in the middle of the San Juan National Forest.
Staying in Durango but want to visit the lake? Try a day trip out to Vallecito Lake to check it out! You might want to spend the day on the lake or just exploring what Vallecito has to offer. It's been said that Vallecito Lake is one of Durango's best kept secrets; be sure you're not left out!