Lake George sits in the
Pike National Forest west of Ute Pass. Once a stage-stop on the
way to Leadville, this western town is located about 35 miles west
of Colorado Springs. Adventures range from viewing fossils and
petrified redwoods at nearby Florissant Fossil Beds, to boating,
hunting, and fishing in the area's numerous rivers and reservoirs.
The actual town of Lake
George contains a general store and a motel. From Lake George,
it's just a short drive to the popular Eleven Mile Reservoir and
State Park. Visitor enjoy camping, boating and fishing, or hike
the five miles of trails surrounding the reservoir. Swimming and
water skiing are prohibited, however, because the reservoir is a
major water supply for Denver.
M Lazy C Dude Ranch is
here and Wilkerson Pass Interpretive Center and Picnic Ground, a
scenic overlook and 1.1-mile trail just eight miles northwest of