Our Groundhog Lake area Lodge and Cabina are located in a spectacular zone of natural beauty in Southwest Colorado. Recreation opportunities abound, with fishing and boating at area waterways and countless miles of trails throughout the nearby San Juan National Forest. Whether your interested in hiking, biking, horseback riding, four-wheeling, bird watching, or any of many other nature activities, you can experience it while taking in the fabulous beauty of the Colorado Rocky Mountain. Get away from the stress of the city, stay awhile and play awhile!
Anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish at Groundhog Lake, including some sizeable rainbow trout. If you’ll be here for a while, the fishing is also excellent in McPhee Reservoir and the Dolores River.
Dolores was a major railroad town along the Rio Grande Southern route between Durango and Ridgway. Today visitors can tour an exact replica of the original train depot. Many of the historic buildings survive and a self guided walking tour brochure is available at the Dolores Visitor’s Center. Local shops and galleries are filled with art, weaving, sculpture, sand paintings, jewelry and more treasures.
There are 83 moderate trails in San Juan National Forest ranging from 0.6 to 81.1 miles and from 6,935 to 12,972 feet above sea level. There are trails to explore by foot, bike, horse, ATV and snowmobile.
Canyons of the Ancients National Monument contains a huge number of archaeological sites representing Ancestral Puebloan and other Native American cultures. The Monument is managed as an integral cultural landscape containing a wealth of historic and environmental resources.
Located in southwest Colorado through the San Juan Mountains, the San Juan Skyway is one of the most scenic drives in America, with over a 100 peaks over 13000 feet!
There are literally hundreds of wildflowers that grow in Colorado’s Rocky Mountains. Some you’re very likely to see are Colorado Blue Columbine, Indian Paintbrush, Bluebell, Fireweed, Rocky Mountain Bee Plant, Subalpine Larkspur, Scarlet Gilia, Prairie Flax, Silky Lupine, Elephant Head Lousewort & more.
Wildlife abound both around the Laughing Coyote Lodge property and in nearby San Juan National Forest. You’re likely to see lots of deer, a moose or two and on occasion a bear or coyote.