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Vallecito Dam - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Vallecito Dam, Bayfield, CO 81122, USA

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About Vallecito Dam

Vallecito Dam is on the Pine River, 18 miles northeast of Durango. The dam is a zoned earthfill structure 162 feet high and 4,010 feet long.It impounds the Los Pinos River for irrigation water storage. The dam is owned by the Bureau and is operated by the local Pine River Irrigation District. Recreational opportunities include fishing, hunting, boating, camping and hiking.


Attractions Near Vallecito Dam

Lemon Dam
Lemon Dam7.75km from Vallecito Dam

The earthen dam is a project of the United States Bureau of Reclamation and was completed in 1963, at 284 feet high and 1,360 feet long at its crest. The dam impounds the Florida River for flood control and irrigation water storage, operated by the local Florida Water Conservancy District. 120 kW of hydroelectric power is generated here.

Lemon Reservoir
Lemon Reservoir8.52km from Vallecito Dam

Lemon Dam is a zoned earthfill structure with a structural height of 284 feet and a crest length of 1,360 feet. This beautiful reservoir offers a wealth of incredible outdoor activities to enjoy while vacationing. The dam impounds the Florida River for flood control and irrigation water storage, operated by the local Florida Water Conservancy District. 120 kW of hydroelectric power is generated here.

Middle Mountain
Middle Mountain11.76km from Vallecito Dam

Middle Peak is a high and prominent mountain summit in the San Miguel Mountains range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 13,306-foot peak is located in the Lizard Head Wilderness, 17.1 miles west-southwest of the Town of Telluride, Colorado, United States, on the drainage divide separating San Juan National Forest and Dolores County from Uncompahgre National Forest and San Miguel County.

Yellowjacket Pass
Yellowjacket Pass16.89km from Vallecito Dam

Yellowjacket Pass is a high mountain pass at an elevation of 2.373m above the sea level, located in Archuleta County, in southwest Colorado, USA. It is one of the scenic route and is famous among the riders.

Bar D Chuckwagon
Bar D Chuckwagon21.44km from Vallecito Dam

Bar D Chuckwagon are a stage performance quartet presenting a blend of Western music, cowboy poetry, and rollicking Western humor. They are based at their chuckwagon-style restaurant near Durango, Colorado, and perform there and at mostly regional venues. They have performed internationally in Japan. The Bar D Wranglers perform in concert after supper with music and songs of old west cowboys, comedy, and lively instrumentals. The show is fun for the whole family.

Graham Peak
Graham Peak21.92km from Vallecito Dam

Graham Peak is a prominent mountain summit in the San Juan Mountains , a range of the Rocky Mountains System in southwestern Colorado hike to the top of Graham Peak assures solitude and excellent desert views. From the summit of Graham Peak you will have expansive views of the Great Basin Desert.

Where is Vallecito Dam

Discover More Attractions in La Plata County, Where Vallecito Dam Is Located

La Plata County
La Plata County
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La Plata County is one of the 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado. The county is home to Durango Rock Shelters Archeology Site, the type site for the Basketmaker II period of Anasazi culture.

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