Tour of Carvings
The TOUR OF CARVINGS PROJECT is a comeback story of the MIssionary Ridge Fire of 2002 near Durango in Southwest Colorado.
Vallecito Lake is home to thousands of Ponderosa Pine trees with many over
200 years old and standing up to 175 feet tall.
From many of these trees, the carvings were produced by local artist Chad Haspels. Most of the carvings are mounted on concrete piers and can be found all over the lake area. They have a number and name assigned to aid in identification. Each one stands 18 feet tall and weigh around 2,600 pounds. Donations are being accepted to protect the carvings from the elements over the years.
Take the tour around our valley to locate all the carvings and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, blue skies and cool temperatures at the same time.
Contact Vallecito Lake Chamber of Commerce at 970-247-1573 for Brochure.