United States Colorado

Rito Hondo Reservoir Boating Site

Based on the latest information available, the Rito Hondo Reservoir Boating Site is a concrete boat ramp that is open year-round for public use. It is located at an elevation of 9,400 feet in the San Juan National Forest in southwest Colorado.

The boat ramp is approximately 20 feet wide and can accommodate small to medium-sized watercraft. However, due to the high elevation and small size of the reservoir, only non-motorized watercraft are permitted on the water, such as kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards.

The Rito Hondo Reservoir Boating Site provides access to the Rito Hondo Reservoir, which is a small mountain lake with a surface area of approximately 11 acres. The reservoir is stocked with trout and provides opportunities for fishing, wildlife viewing, and scenic paddling.

It is important to note that visitors should follow all rules and regulations posted at the site, including any restrictions on fishing and watercraft use. Additionally, visitors should practice Leave No Trace principles and respect the natural environment to help preserve this beautiful area for years to come. Get driving directions.
Campground Restrictions
No Drinking Water

Streamgauge Streamflow
Animas River At Durango
USGS 09361500
114 cfs
Animas River Blw Durango Pump Plant Nr Durango
USGS 09362520
149 cfs
Florida R Bl Flor Farmers Ditch
USGS 09363050
8 cfs
Lake Fork Blw Lake San Cristobal Nr Lake City
USGS 09123450
12 cfs
Cimarron River Near Cimarron
USGS 09126000
25 cfs
San Juan River At Pagosa Springs
USGS 09342500
61 cfs
Uncompahgre River Below Ridgway Reservoir
USGS 09147025
44 cfs

Nearby Camping
Location Campsites Reservations Toilets Showers Elevation
Thirtymile 49 9,319 ft
The Gate 8 8,025 ft
Cebolla 21 9,314 ft
Cimarrona 21 8,373 ft
Hidden Valley 4 9,669 ft
Spruce 9 9,333 ft
Bristol Head 16 9,525 ft
North Clear Creek 25 9,555 ft
River Hill 20 9,258 ft
Rito Hondo 35 10,261 ft
Wupperman Numerous 9,052 ft
Teal 16 8,278 ft
Road Canyon 6 9,305 ft
Silver Thread 11 9,748 ft
Bridge 19 7,846 ft
Williams Creek - Pagosa Springs 67 8,148 ft
Red Bridge 7 7,805 ft
Slumgullion 21 11,315 ft
Deer Lakes 12 10,444 ft