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Lake-City can only be described as charming. This small western frontier town is located in the San Juan Mountains of southwestern Colorado, about 55 miles south of Gunnison. Lake City looks like a town lost in time with its' wood plank boardwalks and historic storefronts. The town offers a variety of shops full of local arts and crafts, books, artisan jewelry and restaurants that range from local coffeehouses to regional and ethnic meals. Lake City is also in the center of many outstanding attractions. The Alpine Loop crosses the rugged, spectacular San Juan Mountains and gives visitors a chance to explore the valleys, lakes and streams of Colorado's backcountry. The Alpine Loop also offers hiking trails that access five of Colorado's "fourteener" mountain peaks (14,000 feet or more.) The Silver Thread Scenic Byway is a 75-mile drive between Lake City and South Fork. It offers fantastic scenery along with a step back into Colorado's mining history with abandoned gold and silver mines and long forgotten "boom towns." Along this Byway are five of Colorado's mountains that reach above the 14,000-foot elevation mark (the Windy Point Overlook just a few miles outside of Lake City gives a breathtaking view of all five "fourteeners." Other points of interest along the Silver Thread Scenic Byway includes the Wolf Creek Ski Area, several hot springs and dude ranches, along with over 130 miles of cross country and snowmobile trails.

Surrounding areas: Ouray, Colorado (19.4 mi), Silverton, Colorado (24.3 mi), Creede, Colorado (24.6 mi), Ridgway, Colorado (25.7 mi), Vallecito Lake, Colorado (25.9 mi), Telluride, Colorado (27.8 mi), Mountain Village, Colorado (30.3 mi)

Lake City Vacation Rentals

Lake City Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Rocky Top Lodge1450 N Hwy 149Lake City, CO (970) 944-2780
Ouray Hotel303 6TH AveOuray, CO19.4 mi.(970) 325-0500
ST Elmo Hotel Inc426 Main StOuray, CO19.4 mi.(970) 325-4951
Ouray Comfort Inn191 5TH AveOuray, CO19.5 mi.(970) 325-7203
The Wyman Hotel & Inn1371 Greene StSilverton, CO24.2 mi.(800) 609-7845
Super 8 Lodge373 Palomino TrailRidgeway, CO24.9 mi.(970) 626-5444
Ice House Lodge310 South Fir StTelluride, CO27.8 mi.(970) 728-6300
Inn At Lost CreekTelluride, CO27.8 mi.(970) 728-5678
New Sheridan Hotel231 W Colorado AveTelluride, CO27.8 mi.(970) 728-4351
The Peaks At Telluride136 Country CLB DrTelluride, CO27.8 mi.(970) 728-3165
Wyndham Lodge At The Peaks457 MTN VLG BlvdTelluride, CO27.8 mi.(970) 369-5000
Camel's Garden Hotel250 West San Juan AveTelluride, CO27.9 mi.(970) 728-9300
Victorian Inn401 W PacificTelluride, CO27.9 mi.(970) 728-6601
Telluride Mountainside Inn333 S Davis StTelluride, CO28.1 mi.(888) 728-1950
Bed & Breakfast
Old Firehouse Bed & BreakfastMain StCreede, CO24.6 mi.(719) 658-0212
Bear Creek Bed And Breakfast221 E Colorado AveTelluride, CO27.7 mi.(970) 728-6681

Lake City Weather & Climate

Southwest Colorado has a four-season alpine climate. This region is on the Western Slope of the Continental Divide at 7,200 feet above sea level. The combination of high desert plateau and Rocky Mountains to the north and east create an unusually mild climate. Temperatures here are much cooler in the summer than most of the surrounding southwestern United States. The area is also blessed with 300 days of sunshine per year. The climate of Colorado, in general, is difficult to describe because it varies so widely from place to place. The climate of any particular place in this region is profoundly affected by differences in elevation, and to a lesser degree, by the orientation of mountain ranges and valleys and wind direction. Wide variations occur within short distances.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 35°F -1°F 0.78 in. -
February 39°F 3°F 0.70 in. -
March 45°F 14°F 1.04 in. -
April 54°F 22°F 1.06 in. -
May 63°F 30°F 1.12 in. -
June 73°F 38°F 0.77 in. -
July 77°F 44°F 1.94 in. -
August 74°F 43°F 2.29 in. -
September 69°F 35°F 1.33 in. -
October 60°F 25°F 1.27 in. -
November 45°F 13°F 1.06 in. -
December 36°F 1°F 0.87 in. -

Lake City Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Gunnison Crested Butte Regional airport (GUC) located about 40 miles northeast of Lake City in Gunnison, Colorado, the Montrose Regional airport (MTJ) located approximately 45 miles northwest of Lake City in Montrose, Colorado, Stevens Field (2V1) located roughly 53 miles south of Lake City in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, and finally the Durango La Plata County airport (DRO) located around 65 miles southwest of Lake City in Durango, Colorado.

Lake City Attractions

Golf Courses
Fairway Pines Golf CourseRidgwayCO25.6 mi.
Ski Areas
TellurideTellurideCO27.8 mi.
PurgatoryDurangoCO60.6 mi.
Crested ButteCrested ButteCO60.7 mi.
AspenAspenCO84.6 mi.
Aspen HighlandsAspenCO84.6 mi.
SnowmassAspenCO84.6 mi.
TiehackAspenCO84.6 mi.
Powderhorn ResortMesaCO90.2 mi.
Ski CooperLeadvilleCO100.8 mi.
Sunlight Mountain ResortGlenwood SpringsCO105.1 mi.
Fred Harman Art MuseumPagosa SpringsCO55.2 mi.(Art)

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