Durango to Lake Vallecito Lunch Run + ADD NEW ROUTE
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Northbound on 3rd Avenue in downtown Durango continue on Florida (Flor-eee-dah) road (CR240). Turn right at "Helens Store) which remains CR240. Left at the "T" onto 501, and on up to Lake Vallecito. Continue at least 10 miles past the bridge alongside the lake. Return by way of 501 all the way to Bayfield and 160W to Durango.
A perfectly paved road through SW Colorado forests leading to a beautiful mountain lake. Doesn't get any better.
This road is maintained immaculately since all the County Commish's live up there!
The Vallecito Country Store has some excellent Mexican food including REAL shredded beef tacos. Several other restaurant choices at the lake, breakfast lunch & dinner.
There is always AT LEAST one radar-equipped County Mounty or CHP unit somewhere along this route. Guaranteed. Keep you speed down to something safe.
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