Take a weekend trip this summer or early fall to Lake City where the untamed beauty of Colorado’s backcountry surrounds two fun events.
First, be a part of the Hindsdale County Historical Society’s project to restore a relic of the past: the Narrow Gauge Railroad Car 211.
The Lake City pub crawl begins at 3 p.m. on Aug. 1 and runs until 6 p.m. Participants can start at the Lake City Museum, 130 Silver St., where they will receive a commemorative beer glass and poster. A free glass of beer or wine will be available at each of the participating pubs: Restless Spirits Saloon, Packer Saloon and Lake City Brewing Company. The pub crawl costs $40 at the door, or call 970-944-2050 to make a reservation.
For those more interested in sipping wine, join Lake City Uncorked Wine & Music Fest on Saturday, Sept. 15, in downtown Lake City. From 4-11 p.m., attendees can celebrate while enjoying the beautiful fall colors. The fest features a variety of artisan and food vendors, seven musical acts, various wines, and a beer booth sponsored by San Luis Valley Brewing. Proceeds from this event support community projects for the Lake City Downtown Improvement & Revitalization Team (DIRT), a non-profit organization seeking to broaden the economic base of Historic Lake City. DIRT’s mission aims to promote the historic, cultural, social, and economic significance within this small town in the San Juan Mountains. Tickets to the family-friendly event can be purchased online at https://lakecityfestival.org or at the door.
Pub crawling and wine tasting are only part of the fun to be found in Lake City. Visit www.lakecity.com for updates on year-round events.
-By Natasha Lovato