Established in 1898, Bayfield is the “Heart of the Pine River Valley”. The town features a small historic district with a few shops and restaurants in town.
Agricultural has long been Bayfield’s main economy, with the town serving as a hub for the local farms. Recently, Durango’s growth and high-cost have led some to Bayfield for cheaper real estate.
Bayfield is situated 18 miles east of Durango in Southwest Colorado. The 2010 census reported 2,333 residents. It resides at 6,900 feet of elevation in La Plata County and was incorporated in April of 1906.
Camping: Read about the camping near Durango and Bayfield.
Fishing: Read about the lakes and rivers to fish near Durango.
Activities near Bayfield
Cross Country Skiing:
- Lemon Reservoir (15mi)
- Los Pinos River
- Mesa Verde National Park (53mi)
- San Juan National Forest
- Vallecito Lake (13 mi)
- Weminuche Wilderness
- Lake Nighthorse (20mi)