Kid Friendly Activities

kids picnicLake City, Colorado, has been a destination since the 1800s when gold and silver brought miners to this area. During the post World War II days, tourists began taking advantage of the unrivaled outdoor recreational opportunities. Love of the Lake City area brings people back repeatedly, creating family traditions that have lasted generations.  Make Lake City a beloved part of your family history.

Enjoy a walk on Lake City’s in-town trails along Henson Creek and the Lake Fork River or around Pete’s Lake.  Chance encounters with deer, chipmunks, birds and other little critters is always a possibility. These trails are ideal for strolling or bicycling and are paths the entire family can enjoy.  The more adventurous may want to hike to Thompson’s Lake or on the Lake to Lake Trail. 

Inexpensive entertainment for the whole family includes mini golf, the Seek and Find game at the Museum, Hard Tack Mine tours, or playtime at the public parks.

  • Memorial Park in Wade’s Addition offers skateboarders a place to ramp it up, a softball diamond, a fishing pier, and a playground area.
  • Town Park, located in downtown, features a large grassy area perfect for a game of flag football or Frisbee, a nice playground for all ages, a sand volleyball court, and picnic tables.

The Lake City area is a great place for families – to skip down a trail, splash in the river, watch water skippers, star gaze…to reconnect with life’s simple pleasures. Several affordable restaurants offer kids’ menus. Enjoy an old-fashioned soda fountain, or smoothies or milkshakes from several shops. Many local retail shops offer products for children – toys, books, games, t-shirts, and more.

  • Kid friendlyHorseback riding 
  • Fishing
  • Boating, boat rentals
  • Recreation tours
  • Jeep and ATV
  • Hiking
  • Wildlife viewing
  • In-town walking trails
  • Mining tours
  • Family and Kid Camps
  • Camping
  • Biking, bike rentals
  • Skiing (Winter)
  • Sledding (Winter)
  • Ice Skating (Winter)

Information supplied by Lake City DIRT

Things to Do in Lake City and Hinsdale County

  • Historic Attractions
    Explore the well-preserved history in our National Historic District, at our County Museum, and along the Silver Thread and Alpine Loop Byways
  • Scenic Drives & Byways

    Looking for spectacular views from your Car, Jeep or ATV? Find ghost towns - natural wonders - thrilling shows of wildflowers - historic sites - high mountain passes.

    For official Hinsdale County OHV rule and regulations please go to: http://hinsdalecountysheriff.com/Laws___Regulations.php

  • Walking, Hiking & Horseback Riding
    It takes only moments to hit a trail and leave civilization behind. Walking - Hiking - Horseback Riding - Backpacking
  • Seasons in Lake City

    Visit year-round and discover seasons as dramatic as our vistas!

  • Itineraries

    Hours, days, weeks, months...mix and match your want-to-do’s with your time-to-do's

  • Natural Wonders

    From sparkling waterfalls, varied wildlife and vast wilderness areas, Hindsdale County offers up an array of Natural Wonders

  • Fishing
    Stream and Lake Fishing in the area draws anglers back year after year, as faithfully as brook trout are drawn to dry flies.
  • Mountain Biking & Cycling
    A tremendous range of experiences - In-town trails for the family - Peaceful intermediate rides on trails and jeep roads - epic courses along the Alpine Loop and Continental Divide
  • Hunting

    With 96% public lands, area hunters are likely to have high harvest rates, quality animals, and a great overall experience!

  • Kid Friendly

    Make Lake City a beloved part of your family history.

  • Winter
    Covered under a blanket of white for four months, Hinsdale County is a winter playground for all.

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The Lake City/Hinsdale County Visitor Center and Chamber of Commerce relies on the generous donations of our visitors to keep our Visitor Center open year round. We offer year round help and support to our potential and return visitors including mailing our vacation planners free of charge. We would appreciate any donation you are willing to offer.

Visitor Center Info

970.944.2527

Lake City/Hinsdale County Visitor Center
800 Gunnison Avenue
Lake City, CO 81235
 
Summer: 9am-5pm Monday-Friday, 9am to 3pm Saturdays, 9am-12pm Sundays
Winter: Monday-Friday 8am to 3pm
 

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