Vickers Ranch Social Activities

Explore Lake City History and Hinsdale County

Lake City serves as the commercial and cultural center of Hinsdale County, Colorado. Founded in the Late 1800s, just prior to the homesteading of Vickers Ranch, Lake City is your gateway to outdoor activities galore. Ninety six percent of the county's more than 1,000 square miles is public land, with easy access to five of Colorado's fourteeners, two national byways and four wilderness areas.

Take a nature hike with friends along numerous mountain streams or head to town with the family for a walking tour of historic Lake City, all just minutes away. Catch some musical entertainment with local talent at the coffee shop or big name acts like Michael Martin Murphy or Asleep At The Wheel on the intimate stage nestled against the mountain behind the Sportsmans BBQ and Backyard.

Just up the road from Vickers Ranch, you will find the infamous Alferd Packer Masacre site, or you can head downtown for dinner at the Cannibal Grill, a restaurant that honors his legacy. Enjoy breathtaking views of Uncompahgre Peak from nearby Windy Point, hike along Henson Creek or fish the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River or spend your day on Lake San Cristobal.

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Make Vickers Ranch your home base while exploring the San Juan mountains. Call (970) 944-2249 or email us today to book your stay.

  • Uncompahgre Peak View from Windy Point
  • Lake City Cannibal Grill Honors Alferd Packer
  • Asleep At The Wheel Performs at Lake City Garage BBQ
  • Lake City Garage BBQ