The Town of Lake City is the county seat of Hinsdale County, and is located deep in the heart of the San Juan Mountain Range. Because of the San Juan Mountains’ abundance in mineral riches, the town once served as a supply hub for prospectors, miners, and speculators during the late 1800’s. Lake City’s population grew along with the mining boom, but eventually diminished as the silver and gold mines were slowly depleted.
Today, Lake City is both an ideal tourist spot and a fantastic location to live filled with many friendly people, plenty of historic buildings, diverse recreational opportunities, and the pristine Lake San Cristobal right in its own backyard.
Things to Do
- Get inspired by beautiful, natural surroundings and go camping at one of Lake City’s many excellent public campgrounds. There are campsites along the banks of Lake San Cristobal, beside rivers, and deep within the wilderness – all perfect settings for an unforgettable camping trip.
- Take a scenic on the Alpine Loop. See breathtaking natural wonders as you roll past alpine forests, waterfalls, and wildflower fields. Also located along the route are historic remnants of the town’s mining past.
- Spend a day at Lake San Cristobal, located just under 15 minutes away from Lake City. The lake is Colorado’s second largest, and is an ideal spot for fishing, boating, biking, or hiking.
- Lake City is an excellent location for stargazing. The town is located at a high elevation and has minimal light pollution due to its small size, making it the perfect area to view the night sky and its infinite wonders through a pair of binoculars.
There’s a fantastic selection of real estate available at Lake City for prospective home buyers and investors. Choices range from beautiful rustic log cabins located next to hiking trails, plenty of single-family homes surrounded by acres of lush trees, and spacious three-story homes overlooking Lake San Cristobal.
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