Navajo Lake - Southwest Colorado
Experience Navajo Lake and Arboles, CO
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.
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.
Featured Navajo Lake Businesses
Over 40 years of combined professional experience fishing the San Juan River and Navajo Lake! Blue Sky Fly Fishing will show you the skills and secrets necessary to catch Rainbow and Brown Trout.
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.
Navajo Lake Activities & Maps
National Parks and Monuments:
Chimney Rock National Monument
Tracks Across Borders Scenic Byway
Local Area Maps:
Pagosa Springs Area Map