Alpine Loop Scenic Byway & August is Lake City’s History Month 2019

The Alpine Loop Scenic Backcountry Byway is OPEN! See Colorado’s backcountry like never before on the Alpine Loop Scenic Backcountry Byway, NOW OPEN and as majestic as ever!The Alpine Loop Backcountry Byway, a network of four-wheel-drive roads that connect Lake City, Ouray, and Silverton, traverses passes up to 12,800 feet while showcasing old mines, ghost towns, natural wonders, beautiful wildflowers, and abundant wildlife.If you’ve never driven the Alpine Loop Scenic Backcountry Byway, what are you waiting for? Now that the snow is cleared away and the landscape is bursting with life, it’s the best time ever to see Colorado’s backcountry like never before.Get started today by picking up a map at the Lake City Visitor Center, located at 800 Gunnison Ave, or visiting
August is History Month in Lake City
This August, celebrate Lake City’s long and varied history by participating in one—or all—of the events scheduled throughout the month. From musical performances and tours to shoot outs and a Victorian tea, there’s something for everyone. For details, please visit our events calendar.
Schedule of Events
August 1st  
Colorado Day with a String Academy Performance and Pub Crawl

August 2nd  
Pioneer Jubilee Women’s Club Chuckwagon Supper, Western Dance, and Silent Auction
August 3rd   
Volcanoes of Lake City and Stick Horse Show
August 10th
Lake City Old West Shooters Shoot-out

August 20th
Back in Thyme Victoria Tea

August 23rd
Mito de Soto, Spanish American guitarist

August 24th
Lake City Old West Shooters Shoot Out

August 31st
Tour of the Rose Lime Kilm site

August 31st
Lake City Old West Shooters Shoot-out


Ghost Tours
Ghost tours will be hosted by the Hinsdale County Historical Society on certain Friday nights throughout August. Meet at 8 pm at the Museum. Bring flashlights and a jacket.

Cemetery Tours
Cemetery Tours will be held Tuesday mornings in August at 10:30 am. Meet at the Museum.

Ute Ulay Self-Guided Tour
Self-guided Ute Ulay interpretive brochures offer an insight into historical life.

Before you venture into Lake City’s famous backcountry, we encourage you to check theHinsdale County Website for backcountry road conditions.
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