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.
Activities near Bayfield
- Lemon Reservoir (15mi)
- Mesa Verde National Park (53mi)
- San Juan National Forest
- Vallecito Lake (13 mi)
- Weminuche Wilderness
- Lake Nighthorse (20mi)