Top 10 Things to do in Lake City, United States

February 16, 2018 Timmy Ribble

Lake City in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for History Museums. Discover best things to do in Lake City with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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1. Hard Tack Mine Tours & Museum

2.5 miles up CR 20, Lake City, CO 81235 +1 970-944-2506
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Hard Tack Mine Tours & Museum

Open daily, 10am to 5pm, June to September. Open during the winter by appointment. Admission: $13 for adults, $9 for children. The Hard Tack Mine brings the unique history of mining to life. Join us for underground mine tours, exhibits packed with mining history and machinery and a fantastic underground gift shop brimming with treasures. You can also pick up last minute supplies at the Company Store located just outside the mine porthole. The mine is located on the Alpine Loop National Back Country Byway, near the Hidden Treasure mill site and the ghost town of Treasure City.It is a constant 45 degrees in the mine, so a light jacket is recommended. Tours are handicap accessible and state inspected. Group tours are available year round by appointment.

Reviewed By pens1fan - Tulsa, Oklahoma

We have done several mine tours all over Colorado and this is one of our favorites. The gift shop is set inside the mine. The tour is very, very informative and tells about the history of mining in CO. They have some great rock/mineral specimens to view. Highly recommend this for families.

2. Lake City Cutoff

Route 149, Lake City, CO
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Lake City Cutoff

Reviewed By Donna H - Lake City, Colorado

"Lake City cutoff" is the local name of two short cuts across the Blue Mesa, between 149 and Hwy 50. One route literally takes you over Blue Mesa, Road 867, and the other takes you across Pine Creek Mesa, Road 25. Both provide a beautiful view out over the Reservoir and surrounding mountains. However, the view is not very different from just turning onto 149 towards Lake City, crossing the bridge west of Gunnison. 149 is paved and two lanes, those two roads are not. Use caution after any rain or snow, some places are impassable on the short cuts unless you have 4WD. Road 25 is closed during grouse mating season, both are closed wintertime to through traffic. There is no cell reception regardless of which way you go, so travel prepared.

3. Sweety's Wildlife Preserve Art Zoo

1220 Black Bear Hill, Lake City, CO 81235 +1 970-944-2684
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Sweety's Wildlife Preserve Art Zoo

Dedicated to the memory of a muledeer I named Sweety. I handpainted over 300 animals on wood and rock. From Africa to Alaska to Asia, animals all around the world. Educational and fun, gift store and rock painting lessons offered. An unusual art experience. If you love animals and art you will love Sweety's Zoo. Please come and experience an adventure like no other!!! In the gift shop you can find hand painted craft such as rocks, tiles, and photography.

Reviewed By hdcallison - Panhandle, Texas

I love it here, it is so fun!!! Out of everything I could I chose this. It has been the most fun thing I have done both vacations. It is fun for everyone! I love the painting classes they are great,she doesn't charge much. The zoo is so unique, in a good way. Karen is so gifted!!! My family has bought many rocks. They are so cute!! I recommend if you go that you wear thick pants and a jacket or bring bug spray. ( Lake City has many mosquitoes.)

4. Guided Fishing - Seth Withrow

1425 N Hwy 149, Lake City, CO 81235
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Guided Fishing - Seth Withrow

Year round, fully outfitted guided ice fishing and boat fishing trips, fun for the whole family.

Reviewed By shelleylovesdachs - Edgewood, Texas

Excellent guide for trout fishing on Lake San Cristobal! Men' s half day excursion on the lake with Seth was fantastic! Three guys ages 72 to 10 caught over 50 fish in half a day with the help of Seth Withrow's knowledge of the lake and area. He made for an easy, wonderful trout dinner that same night because we girls did not have to clean or fillet the fish! He had the fish ready to prepare. Would highly recommend his guide services to all and anyone interested. Thanks for a great excursion, Seth! You made the guys and girls extremely happy.

5. Wetterhorn and Uncompahgre Peaks

12 miles west of Lake City on Henson Creek Road and West Henson Creek Road, Lake City, CO
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Wetterhorn and Uncompahgre Peaks

Reviewed By BobMilliken - Lincoln, Nebraska

Wetterhorn Peak (14,015 ft.) and Uncompahgre Peak (14,309 ft.) offer dramatic contrasts and great natural beauty. From Lake City, passenger cars can follow Henson Creek Road and North Henson Creek Road to the jeep road up to the Matterhorn Creek trailhead. Lovely primitive National forest campsites here offer forest or meadow camping by the creek. The 8-mile round-trip trail up Wetterhorn Peak takes you to an incredible alpine landscape with wildflowers, sand dunes, and dramatic peaks of red, amber, and gray. Uncompahgre, the 6th highest peak in Colorado, lies 3 miles east of Wetterhorn across a lovely meadow and colorful dunes. From the trailhead it is a 14-mile round trip hike that lets you enjoy stream-side trails, tranquil forests, alpine vistas, and dramatic mountain scenery.

6. Hinsdale County Museum

130 North Silver St, Corner of Second & Silver Streets, Lake City, CO 81235 +1 970-944-2050
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Hinsdale County Museum

Reviewed By Chay R - Nacogdoches, Texas

The Hinsdale County Museum is a Hidden Gem in Lake City. The museum is small, but contains a wealth of information about Lake City, mining history, the history of area tourism and artifacts from Colorado's most famous cannibal, Alferd Packer. Museum docents are knowledgeable and friendly and the exhibits contain both permanent displays as well as rotating temporary exhibits. You can visit a nineteenth century rail car, see a horse drawn firefighting pump wagon, and view a reconstructed blacksmith's house. Children will love playing in the outdoor playhouse and adults will enjoy visiting the wildflower garden. The museum is professionally done and is one of the best small museums I've visited. Take the time to go on one of the Hinsdale County Historical Society's tours that start at the museum. You can choose from a historic district walking tour or a cemetery tour offered weekdays seasonally. Also not to miss is the famous GHOST TOUR. The tour begins at dusk and takes visitors through the town of Lake City while guides recount tales of specters based in history. I can' t say enough about this place. Give it a chance and visit.

7. Silver Thread Scenic and Historic Byway

Creede, CO +1 719-873-5512
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Silver Thread Scenic and Historic Byway

Reviewed By SteveSuzan - Colorado Springs, Colorado

This is one of many scenic and historic byways in Colorado. We spent a week traveling the southwestern part of the state and followed 4 different ones. This is the longest (I think) and the scenery changes every few miles. The fact that South Fork, Creede and Lake City are on the route makes it even more worthwhile. If you have the time and a 4WD vehicle, the Alpine Loop from Lake City is a great side trip.

8. Alfred Packer Massacre Site

Co-149, Lake City, CO 81235
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Alfred Packer Massacre Site

Reviewed By Expattraveler100 - Atlanta USA

This guy took 5 Americans into the wilderness late on the fall hunting, despite the local Indian chief telling him it was too late in the year - they got snowed in and in the spring only Alfred was left - he ate the others to stay alive - he was sent to jail but escaped ... the full history is on the memorial plaque for those he killed. Easy stop off on a gravel drive on your way into town.

9. Escape the Cannibal

413 S Gunnison Ave, Lake City, CO 81235 +1 970-901-1200

Our unique theme is based on the story of the well known Lake City Cannibal Alferd Packer. Your team gets locked in the house of Alferd Packer and you need to find your way out and not to end up on his plate. We are offering you the chance to try this immersive game and assembly a team where you and your buddies have to solve puzzles to complete a mission before the time runs out.

10. Mountaineer Movie Theatre

811 Gunnison Ave, Lake City, CO 81235-9707 +1 970-944-2298
Mountaineer Movie Theatre

The Mountaineer Theatre is a small town, one screen theatre located in Lake City, Colorado. Being a summer tourist destination, our theatre is open to all May-September, offering new blockbuster films.Locally owned and operated, we strive to provide entertainment and memories for locals and visitors who take part in our wonderful community.

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