Platoro - South Central Colorado

 

"Platoro" is the blending of two Spanish words - 'Plata' silver and 'Oro' gold. Near the Conejos Headwaters, the 1870's brought gold and silver to Platoro, and the short boom in 1913 gave Platoro a name. Without a road, burro trains transported the ore from the city. The pony express brought the mail during the summer, and dog sleds brought mail during the winter. Discovered in the 1960s, the Mammoth mine has proven to be the largest producing ore mine in the area, continuing to produce today.

The Platoro Reservoir is a wonderful fishing hole for brown, rainbow (stocked in summer) and some kokanee. This 990 acre Reservoir is the highest man made lake in North America. Boat rentals are available.

No matter the river or lake, fishermen will always have something biting their line in the Conejos River Canyon area. Platoro is off Highway 160 between South Fork and Antonito on Road 380.

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Platoro is near: Antonito

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Gold Pan Acres: Cabins, RV Park, General Store & Cafe  email this Colorado cabin link to Colorado vacation
In South Central Colorado, Platoro (9,900 feet) is nestled in the Rio Grande National Forest, surrounded by the San Juan Wilderness. Open Memorial Weekend through Late October (weather permitting).

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Platoro Properties: Skyline Lodge & Conejos Cabins  link to Colorado vacation
Platoro is the place to ESCAPE the crowds! Nestled in the scenic Conejos Canyon on the beautiful Conejos River, fish for trout, near Platoro Reservoir. 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom cabins. Bring your horse!

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Platoro Valley Lodge & Cabins  link to Colorado vacation
Log cabins, some full kitchens. HIGH COUNTRY ADVENTURE: Fishing, hunting, hiking, biking in Rio Grande National Forest and the San Juan Mountains. Remote Colorado, between Del Norte & Antonito.

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