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Fishing: Colorado > Rio Grande National Forest > Conejos Peak Ranger District

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Mix Lake

Elevation: 10,000 Feet (3117.2 Meters)


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General Description

90% of the shoreline is rated easy to fish. Due to its proximity to the Platoro and Mix Lake Campground, this lake is heavily fished. It is stocked regularly with rainbow trout.

Directions from Platoro: Access is via Forest Roads #250 and #247

Seasonal Information:
Normal Services Available: Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day Weekend .



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Recreation Opportunities
Activity Remarks On Site
ICON Boating Accessible by road
Yes
ICON Camping Mix Lake Campground
No
ICON Cold Water Fishing 90% of the shoreline rated easy to fish
Yes
ICON Hiking & Walking Nearby trails and access to South San Juan Wilderness
No
ICON Lakes & Reservoirs Mix Lake
Yes
ICON Road Biking Forest Roads 250 and 247
No
ICON Viewing Scenery Mix Lake Overlook
No



Related Activities
Adams Fork - The Adams Fork flows from headwaters below Summit Peak on the Continental Divide to join the Conejos River near Platoro Reservoir.

Conejos River - The Conejos River provides more than 30 stream miles of high quality wild trout fishing. The Conejos River has more public fishing access along its length than any other major river in Colorado.

Conejos River Road - FR 250 Scenic Drive - Forest Road 250 is a graded dirt road that follows the Conejos River from Highway 17 to Platoro, crosses Stunner Pass, and then descends to the San Luis Valley along the Alamosa River.

Kerr Lake - The road is rough and steep in places and shouldn't be attempted without a 4 WD. 85% of the lake shore is rated is rated easy to fish.

Lily Pond - Undeveloped campsites, 40% of shoreline is rated easy to fish.

Mix Lake Campground - Mix Lake Campground is located one mile west of Platoro in the Conejos River drainage. Many bodies of water provide fishing and there is access to the South San Juan Wilderness nearby.

Mix Lake Day Use Area - Heavily fished, stocked lake.

Platoro Reservoir - Platoro Reservoir lies a short distance west of the tourist-mining village Platoro. The lake is 990 acres, the highest man-made lake in North America.

Platoro Documentary Site - Platoro, lying in the Conejos Valley, was prospected in the 1870's by Summitville miners. Platoro, a combination of the Spanish word for silver, "plata", and the word for gold, "oro", mined both ores.



More Information

Visitor Information:

South Fork Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 12 , South Fork, CO, 81154, Phone: 719-873-5512

Rio Grande County - South Fork, Del Norte, Monte Vista, P.O. Box 577 , South Fork, CO, 81154, Phone: 800-571-0881 or 719-873-5512, Fax: 719-873-5693, www.southfork.org

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