Lake city and its treasures
What can you do in Lake City?
Travel through Colorado's history and discover the city's new activities
Lake City’s conversion to tourism began in 1910. Many summer people built cottages around Lake San Cristobal.
Old mining-era buildings were renovated. After the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad discontinued service, roads and highways were created to open up the area, making Lake City more accessible. The City of Lake City is in partnership with Antananarivo in Madagascar.
Discover the history of the city
The City of Lake City is the county seat of Hinsdale County in the state of Colorado, USA. It was founded on August 16, 1875 in the heart of the San Juan Mountains.
Originally, Lake City was the summer hunting ground of the Ute people.
Around 1870, with the mining boom of the late 19th century, it became a mining town that served as a staging point to supply the surrounding mines.
Gold and silver were extracted from the surrounding mines, but by 1893 after the price of silver dropped, lead and zinc had become the main minerals extracted.
The mining activities around Lake City ceased completely in 1950, which explains the considerable decline in its population during those years.
The city’s historic district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.
The city has preferred to focus its economy on tourism and outdoor recreation.
Book your next vacation in Lake City.
With the boom in tourism, Lake City currently has several cottages around the lake that you can book now.
If you’re tired of the beach, consider Lake City for your next vacation.
When you wake up, discover this magnificent view.
Here is a selection of our partners, who offer several activities in Lake City.