Navajo Lake - Southwest Colorado

Includes Arboles, Navajo Dam

 

Navajo Lake is Colorado's answer to Lake Powell. This reservoir extends for 35 miles south into New Mexico. The reservoir contains both warm and cold water species. Fish for record-size northern pike, rainbow trout, Kokanee salmon, large-mouth bass and catfish without crowds. To fish the Colorado side you need a Colorado Fishing License. Explore three major rivers and sail or water ski on open waters. There is a boat ramp and marina.

View Across Navajo Lake, Colorado
Navajo Lake Contains Warm & Cold Water Fish
Cattle Ranch near Navajo Lake, Colorado
Southwest Colorado's Prime Ranch Land
 

Take advantage of the opportunity to see wildlife such as foxes, deer, grouse and turkeys in the midst of one of Colorado's most historic and scenic areas. See interesting artifacts of the Anasazi Indians at the Visitor Center in a setting rich in local history.

Navajo Lake has miles of outstanding areas to hike along the San Juan and Piedra Rivers. Mountain bikes are permitted in the park, and cyclists enjoy the unique beauty of the area. Horseback riding is not permitted.

Directions - Take US Highway 160 west from Pagosa Springs about 17 miles, then turn southwest onto Colorado 151 for 18 miles to Arboles. Turn left again onto County Road 982 and drive 2 miles to the lake.

Navajo Lake is near: Durango Area & Pagosa Springs Area

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Featured Navajo Lake Businesses

Hestar Ranch with Icelandic Horses  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page New Colorado vacation business
On the San Juan River this 1 barn room bed and breakfast is on a 112 acre ranch for Icelandic horses. 30 miles south of Pagosa Springs and 4 miles to Navajo Lake. On-site Fly-fishing; nearby lake fishing.

bed and breakfast Fishing 


Navajo Lake Resort RV Park Campground & Bunkhouse  link to Colorado vacation Photos available on Colorado vacation page New Colorado vacation business
In Arboles, Colorado near Navajo Lake and Pagosa Springs. The Resort Park offers shaded RV and tent sites and a bunkhouse. Open all year in the lower Piedra River Valley: fish, hike, boat and historic sites.

Tent Camping RV Parks and Resorts Family Friendly 


Navajo State Park  link to Colorado vacation
Colorado's answer to Lake Powell near Arboles! Navajo Reservoir 15,000 surface-acre A water sport Mecca: boat, water-ski, wind-surf, fish. State Park: marina with pontoon boat rentals, campsites, cabins.

cabins Tent Camping RV Parks and Resorts 



Navajo Lake Activities and Maps

National Parks and Monuments:
Chimney Rock National Monument

Scenic Byways:
Tracks Across Borders Scenic Byway -UPDATED-

Fishing:
Pagosa Springs Area Fishing Map -UPDATED-
San Juan River - Navajo Lake Fishing Map

Local Area Maps:
Pagosa Springs Area Map


 
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