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)

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Lake City/Hinsdale County Visitor Center
800 Gunnison Avenue
PO Box 430
Lake City, CO 81235
Mon - Fri  9am - 5pm
Sat-  9am - 3pm
Sun - 12 - 3pm