Outdoor Activities

Gold Pan & Platoro:

Make us your home base for the abundance of outdoor activities available!

FISHING

  • Fishing/Boating - Hundreds of miles of streams and high mountain lakes for fishing Rainbow, Brook, Brown & Cutthroat Trout.
  • Conejos River offers trophy fly fishing waters, beginning right at the concrete bridge in the town of Platoro.
  • Nearby Mix Lake and Platoro Reservoir are stocked with Rainbow and Brown Trout as well as Kokanee Salmon.

HUNTING

  • A wide variety of excellent hunting opportunities exist in the Platoro area.
  • Thousand of acres of public land are available to hunt elk, mule deer, bear, small game, grouse and more.
  • Colorado Division of Wildlife sections 80 & 81.  

4x4 & OHV TRAILS

  • Plenty of mountains roads and trails to view the unparalleled beauty and scenic vistas of the Rio Grand National Forest.

BIKING, HIKING & BACKPACKING

Dozens of trails to hike!  Trails vary from an easy day hike, to more difficult overnight adventures into remote regions.  Nearby Conejos Peak is over 13,000 ft. elevation.  There are also many trails to and along the Continental Divide.

SO MUCH MORE!


Horseback riding

Gold Panning

Photography

Birding 

Mushrooming

Sightseeing & Fall foliage

Star Gazing


If all of these outdoor activities are more than you wish to indulge in, then just sit back, relax, read a book and take in the fresh mountain air in one of the most remote and beautiful areas of southern Colorado!


We welcome all "DIVIDE" hikers and bikers, as well as "GeoCache" foks at Gold Pan!