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Old 10-26-2011, 03:31 PM
 
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Durango has numerous nearby lakes and reservoirs. Vallecito is huge, water ski, jet boat, anything goes. Freezes in winter. Nearby Lemon Reservoir -- no power craft. Nearby Navajo Lake spans the Co/NM state border. It's humongous, doesn't freeze. We've got the Animas river providing whitewater right through town. And now we have an additional lake, Lake Nighthorse, 5 mins from downtown. not open yet, but mixed use next summer. And finally there's "powerplant lake" with warm water even in winter for windsurfers, down near the power plants in 4 corners.

Durango is the biggest watersports town in all of Colorado.
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Old 10-26-2011, 07:40 PM
 
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Colorado as a state has very few natural lakes, most of what one finds is reservoirs, which can be an eyesore when they get depleted. Colorado is not really the state to look for if you are looking to live on a lake.
Agreed, but Evergreen and Buena Vista are just cute-as-a-button with their little human-made "lakes".
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Old 10-27-2011, 02:54 AM
 
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Speaking of Evergreen... drive about six or so miles up that Upper Bear Creek Road sometime and view that God-made Bear Creek as it snakes its way through that stretch of road with Mount Evans in view... picturesque ponds here and there and pesky elk scattered along the drive.

I used to live in a cabin up there and it was really nice. We didn't even get that much snow. Conifer on the other hand got pounded with snow. This was 1997/1998.

If I had a boat, and wanted to be in or near the mountains, I'd be thinking Grandby, Blue Mesa, 11-Mile Reservoir, Horsetooth, and I think there's a reservoir along hwy 40 on the way to Steamboat Springs.
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Old 10-27-2011, 11:27 AM
 
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Speaking of Evergreen... drive about six or so miles up that Upper Bear Creek Road sometime and view that God-made Bear Creek as it snakes its way through that stretch of road with Mount Evans in view... picturesque ponds here and there and pesky elk scattered along the drive.

I used to live in a cabin up there and it was really nice. We didn't even get that much snow. Conifer on the other hand got pounded with snow. This was 1997/1998.
I love that drive up Upper Bear Creek! The homes along there are some serious eye-candy! Not to mention the natural scenery. I almost bought a small cabin up there a few years back. Regret that it never happened!!!
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