McPhee Lake

McPhee Lake is the second largest lake in Colorado and offers great fishing, boating, camping, hiking, and relaxing. There are fishing access points, boat ramps, picnic and recreation areas all around the lake. The lake overlook offers a 360-degree panorama of four states and several mountain ranges.


The town of Dolores and the Galloping Goose Rail Car and Museum; the Canyons of the Ancients Visitor Center and Museum.

DISTANCE FROM CORTEZ: 30 miles round trip.
DAY TRIPPIN’ TIME: Several hours to all day.
ACCESS: Car, boat, camping fee.
SERVICES: Cortez and DoloresMcPhee Recreation Complex.

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