Platoro Lake - Platoro, Colorado
6000 acre Platoro Reservoir near Platoro, Colorado has great fishing,
camping, hiking, back packing canoeing and boating.
Guest Ranches, Fishing
Lodges and Camping Areas
along the Conejos' path offer the summer vacationer the ultimate
high country mountain vacation experience.
Platoro Dam and Reservoir are part of the San Luis Valley Project
in the south-central portion of the State of Colorado.
Dam is on the Conejos River about 1 miles above the town of Platoro,
Colorado. The Dam stores floodwaters of the Conejos River, a
tributary of the Rio Grande, for release when the normal flow falls
irrigation requirements. Recreation at Platoro Reservoir is under
the jurisdiction of the U.S. Forest Service, Rio Grande National
In the historic mining town town of
Platoro, Colorado lodging, groceries, restaurants, and other amenities
The dam was completed in
1951 and regulates the water supply for 81,000 acres of land irrigated
by the Conejos Water Conservancy District.
in a high mountain valley with broad vistas of the San
Juan Mountains. A wilderness area is located to the south of the
Since the recreation season is short and the location remote,
is low to moderate.
Nearby towns of Antonito, Colorado and Chama, New
Mexico are home to the historic narrow guage steam powered Cumbres & Toltec
Scenic Railroad. Tickets my be purchased in Antonito or Chama for
this spectacular mountain railroad train ride.
Fly fishing is not the only activity on the Conejos
and Platoro Reservoir. Numerous hiking and mountain biking trials
originate on the Conejos' banks, climbing through alpine meadows
to the San
Jaun wilderness peaks.
Elk, Mule Deer and Beaver are plentiful along the
Conejos and the high country surrounding Platoro.
- Cultural or Historic Sites
- Fly Fishing
- Horseback Riding
- Pets Allowed
- Recreational Vehicles
- Wilderness Area
- Wildlife Viewing