Mesa Verde National Park Sights

McPhee Reservoir

  • Forest Service Rd. 271 Map It
  • Dolores
  • Body Of Water/Waterfall

Published 11/18/2015

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In 1985, crews completed construction of an irrigation dam across the Dolores River, forming the McPhee Reservoir, the second largest in the state. It draws anglers looking to bag a variety of warm- and cold-water fish along its 50 miles of shoreline, which is surrounded by spectacular specimens of juniper and sage as well as large stands of pinyon pine. There are two boat ramps; the McPhee Boat Ramp also has a new marina and convenience store. The area also has camping, hiking, and a relatively easy mountain-bike trail, and the mesa offers panoramic views of the surrounding San Juan National Forest.

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Forest Service Rd. 271, off State Hwy. 184, Dolores, Colorado, USA

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Published 11/18/2015


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