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Stay in one of our lodge rooms, cabins or RV Park. Your home to 20 plus miles of Gold Medal Waters on the Rio Grande River, access to multiple 4x4 trails, close to Great Sand Dunes National Park, Continental Divide Trail and so much more.
South Fork provides visitors with an abundance of all-season activities including Biking, Bird Watching,
Fishing, Four-Wheeling, Golfing, Hiking, Horseback Riding, Hunting, Ice Climbing, Ice Fishing, Rafting,
Sightseeing, Skiing, Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing, and more!
Snow Shoeing | Cabins
Snowmobiling | Lodge
Skiing | Cabins
Fishing | RV PARK
Leaf Peeping | Cabins
Rafting | Cabins
Fishing | Lodge
Jeeping | Cabins
Downhill skiers & snowboarders will find plenty of powder at Wolf Creek Ski Area with over 1,600 acres of the "Most Snow in Colorado". Here you will find terrain for both beginners and experienced riders, with 5 lifts and 50 trails, plus plenty of backcountry and tree skiing for the more adventurous. Nordic skiers will find tracks at the ski area, plus over 100 miles of groomed cross-country trails.
Thousands of miles of forest service access roads are always available for riding, or try any of the 12 trails in the area. The trails and roads range from beginner to advanced terrain. View the trails.
Surrounded by 2 million acres of National Forest, there are endless miles of forest service roads and trails to explore. Please consult a current forest service map for open roads and trails. Free area trail maps are available in the office.
From the open valley floor to the surrounding mountain tops, we have a variety of terrain, scenery and ability levels available on more than 20 trails in the area.
We are a short distance (Wolf Creek Pass) to the Continental Divide Trail, one of the most famous trails in the United States.
For more specific trail information please contact South Fork, Del Norte, or Monte Vista for descriptions and maps. Or call the office, Jose and Clair love to hike and will tell you their favorite trails.
Elk, deer, moose, and bear are just some of the big game that can be hunted in the beautiful mountains. Starting in August, you can take a chance with your bow and arrow or try one of the rifle seasons starting in October. Small game such as water fowl foxes, and rabbits can be hunted throughout the year.
Many game units are readily accessible for Rio Grande County including 76, 79 and 80. For local outfitters and guide services please contact one of our local visitor centers.
GOLD MEDAL FISHING
You are sure to find all the fishing you can handle with over 30 miles of the Rio Grande River designated as "Gold Medal", and more than 13 lakes and a multitude of streams available within 20 minutes of town. Winter also offers ice fishing on several lakes in the area.
Because of the area’s plentiful snow and wide variety of terrain, those who prefer less-developed places to ski have a bounty of options. Local outdoor clubs groom trails perfect for snowshoers and will link skiers to the freshest back-country available. Both adventurous and inexperienced snow bunnies will find something to their liking.
Whether you rent or bring your own machine, you will find over 255 miles of groomed and marked snowmobile trails courtesy of our two snowmobile clubs, plus plenty of open meadows and steep hill climbs, for both beginners and advanced riders. Guide services are available in the area. Other winter activities include: Snowshoeing, Sleigh rides, Sledding, and Snowcat tours.
Both the Silver Thread Outdoor Recreation Club (ph. 719.873.5429) and the South Fork Powder Busters
Snowmobile Club (ph. 719.873.0208) offer group activities, and welcome you to join them.
Choose either a gentle, smooth ride on slow moving waters, or the excitement of white water, all of which can be found along the Rio Grande River. No matter what you pick, you are insured breath taking views.
There are several golf courses here in the valley including the The Rio Grande Club with an 18 hole championship course, driving range, putting green, pro shop, and fitness center.