We are so blessed to be surrounded by Colorado beauty in our backyard. Last weekend we took a camping trip to Lake City, which is only two hours away from home.
Because we were so active while there, most of my pictures were taken with my phone. The quality does not do justice the beautiful scenery! This is Lake San Cristobal which Lake City is named after. It is a five minute drive from town. Our campground was nestled between Lake City and the Lake which gave us the best of both worlds!
Lake City is a very small untouched gem in Colorado. There is some tourist traffic due to its location near so many 14ers, but it hasn’t been corrupted by traffic or commercialism yet. There are only a few restaurants, an ice cream shop (which was wonderful) and a great little town park. We found a great little mini golf, which I didn’t get any pictures of, that the children really enjoyed.
While at Lake City we did a little canoeing with the children. I was very impressed with both of their attention to water safety. Ezra had recently completed a water and boat safety coarse so I am sure that helped him focus on being safe.
The boys also spent some time fishing which was very relaxing for me as I sat on shore and read surrounded by the lovely scenery. Below are the boys with their cousins who joined us for one day on the lake.
On our final day in Lake City we biked some of the great trails which run just outside of town along the river. Lucas has just learned to ride his big boy bike (up from his balance bike), and had a bit of a spill. All in all it was a great day and we were able to bike around town even and to the great little playground they have near the ice cream shop.
Our camp site was small but backed up to the woods where the boys enjoyed running around on little trails and making forts to hide in.
Ezra was elated to find fresh mountain raspberries growing right near our campsite!
We enjoyed Lake City and plan on making another trip there sometime. I understand they have a beautiful fireworks display over the lake for the 4th of July. Additionally, I have heard their Wine Fest is lovely.