Todacheene Lake

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Todacheene Lake
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Todacheene Lake
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Todacheene Lake
Location San Juan County, New Mexico
Coordinates 36°05′42″N108°53′06″W / 36.09488°N 108.88492°W / 36.09488; -108.88492 Coordinates: 36°05′42″N108°53′06″W / 36.09488°N 108.88492°W / 36.09488; -108.88492
Basin  countriesUnited States
Surface area4 acres (1.6 ha)
Surface elevation2,672 metres (8,766 ft)

Todacheene Lake (Navajo: tó dích'íi'nii, meaning "bitter water" [1] ) is a small lake in the crater of the Narbona Pass volcano, in San Juan County, New Mexico, within the Navajo Nation.

The lake has been stocked with rainbow trout. [2] Todacheene Lake and Aspen, Berland and Toadlena lakes are designated for recreational use in the Shiprock area. [3] There is a relatively easy cross-country ski trail along an old dirt road in the crater from BIA32 to Todacheene Lake, a 3 miles (4.8 km) round trip with a vertical gain of 200 feet (61 m). [4] The nearest populated place is Crystal, New Mexico, about 6.5 miles (10.5 km) from the lake to the west of the pass. [5]

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  1. Bright 2004, p. 500.
  2. Whitaker 2000, p. 169.
  3. Chiaretti 2004, p. 244.
  4. Narbona Pass to Todacheene Lake.
  5. indettaglio.