Nearby at Lake Vallecito boat rentals are offered for fishing or just relaxing on the lake while taking in the breathtaking mountain views. Many varieties of fish abound here such as: Rainbow trout, brown trout, pike and more. Fly fishing is also available at the nearby Los Pinos River inside the San Juan National Forest. The hike to this river is absolutely beautiful and it a great way to begin your fly fishing adventure. Don’t forget your fishing license. On the east side of the lake expert fishing guide services are available.
Meadowlark offers a historic equestrian trail leading into the San Juan’s and the Weminuche Wilderness. Horse stables are available for boarding, some stalls are covered to provide added protection for your faithful friend. If you don’t have a horse, horseback rides are provided nearby.
For those who would rather hike several trails are minutes away. Trails include The Lake Trail, North Canyon East Creek & Graham Creek Trail, Lake Eileen Trail and more. Minutes away Middle Mountain Road offers vehicle and ATV trails winding through gorgeous forest that lead to the historic old mining town of Tuckerville. ATV rentals can be obtained right next door.
If you enjoy hunting the Vallecito area offers big game hunting in Colorado’s GMU #751 accessible two minutes away from Meadowlark. See Colorado DOW website for hunting information. Hunting guide services are also available.
In winter Vallecito offers many outdoor activities including ice fishing, cross country skiing, snow shoeing and more. For the skiing or snowboarding enthusiast Meadowlark is approximately 1.25 hours away from Purgatory at the Durango Mountain Resort and in the opposite direction approximately 2 hours away from Wolf Creek in Pagosa Springs.
Close by there is a country market and general store & meat market to stock up on snacks and dinner items. The meat market also sells local game products and has a separate liquor store. There are several wonderful family owned resturants in the area serving delicious food.
We hope after reading this you can see all of the activities Vallecito has to offer you and your family. We would love to be your home away from home while visiting this spectacular mountain town. Please see our cabins and home rentals by clicking the availability button above. Hope to see you soon!