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South Fork, Colorado, is a charming mountain community nestled in the heart of the San Juan Mountains! Surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, South Fork offers an array of outdoor adventures and recreational activities for visitors and residents alike.

South Fork is located in the southern part of Colorado, in the San Juan Mountains. The town is situated at an elevation of approximately 8,200 feet (2,500 meters) above sea level, providing a cool and refreshing mountain climate. The picturesque landscape features lush forests, rugged peaks, and meandering rivers, making it an ideal destination for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Wolf Creek Ski Area: One of the major highlights of South Fork is the renowned Wolf Creek Ski Area, just a short drive away. Famous for its abundant snowfall and excellent terrain, this ski resort offers an unparalleled winter wonderland experience. Whether you're a seasoned skier or a first-timer, Wolf Creek caters to all skill levels, making it a favorite destination for families and adventure seekers during the snowy months.

Rio Grande River: The Rio Grande River, a major waterway flowing through South Fork, adds to the area's natural allure. The river offers numerous opportunities for fishing, kayaking, rafting, and peaceful riverside picnics. Anglers will be delighted by the abundance of trout in its clear waters, making it a great spot for fly fishing.

Rio Grande Club & Golf Resort: Golf enthusiasts will find their slice of heaven at the Rio Grande Club & Golf Resort. This premier golf course offers 18 picturesque holes set against a backdrop of majestic mountains. With its challenging fairways and well-manicured greens, the course promises an enjoyable and rewarding experience for golfers of all levels.

Silver Thread Scenic Byway: For a scenic drive, the Silver Thread Scenic Byway is a must-do. This beautiful route takes you through breathtaking landscapes, charming towns, and historic mining sites, offering a glimpse into the area's rich history and natural wonders.

South Fork also hosts various festivals and events that showcase the community's vibrant spirit. From music festivals to outdoor markets and art shows, these gatherings provide an excellent opportunity to connect with the local culture and experience the warm hospitality of the residents.

South Fork, Colorado, is a hidden gem that beckons with its stunning geography and an abundance of outdoor activities. Whether you're a winter sports enthusiast, an avid golfer, a nature lover, or simply seeking a peaceful mountain retreat, South Fork has something special to offer. Come and experience the magic of this captivating mountain community!

South Fork Recommendations and Activities
The Creede Chamber of Commerce and South Fork Chamber of Commerce are fantastic resources for additional information and activities in the area.

Wolf Creek Ski Area – The area’s premier ski area and the best snow in Colorado. Only 25 minutes from South Fork and 45 minutes from Creede.

Creede Repertory Theatre – The CRT is a live theatre and a nationally recognized theatre serving over 20,000 patrons during our summer season and 37,000 young people through their educational outreach programs.

Rio Grande Club and Resort – Rio Grande Golf Course an 18-hole course which offers one-of-a-kind opportunities for all ages and abilities to enjoy the game of golf.

Hiking – Find the best trails in and around Creede

Mountain Biking – Mountain Bike Trails

Fishing – Fish the Upper Rio

Summer Events

Personal Jeep/ATV/UTV Rentals/Tours

GolfRio Grande Club & Resort – 719-873-1997

Guided Fishing

Train RideRevolution Rail – 888-738-0123

Mine Tours

White Water Rafting

Parks & Recreation – 719-658-2729

Horseback Riding

Hunting – Long Ridge Outfitters – 719-580-8049

Hot Springs – The Springs Resort – 800-225-0934

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve – 719-378-6395

Wheeler Geologic Area

Penitente Canyon

Creede Restaurants and Dining

Antlers Fine Dining – Fine Dining - $$$ - 26222 HWY 149 - (719) 658-2423

Basecamp Sweets (South Fork) – Bakery - $ - 130 Four Seasons Dr. -
(719) 239-4641

Big Doug's BBQ – BBQ - $$ - 600 S Main St - (719) 588-7490

Bristol Head Bakery – Bakery - $$ - 600 S Main St - (918) 944-0282

Café Ole – American - $$ - 103 N Main St - (719) 658-2880

Coffee on the Fly – Coffee - $$ - 13 S Main St - (505) 660-0137

Colorado Gourmet Kettle Corn – $ - 243 S Main St

Coopers Bar & Grill - $$

Creede Hotel – Fine Dining -$$$- 120 N Main St - (719) 658-2608

Cupcake Girls - $$ - (719) 398-1010

Freemons Store/Restaurant - $ - 39354 Highway 149 - (719)658-2954

Kip's Grill - $$ - 101 E 5ht St - (719) 658-0220

Miners Restaurant & Creamery - $$ - 115 N Main St - (719) 223-9200

MAC’s Mine - $$ - 111 Wall St – (719) 580-9959

MJ's -$$ - 801 La Garita St – (719) 658-0340

Square Peg Brewerks - $$ - 123 N Main St – (719) 580-7472

Sunnyside Bar - $$ - 102 S Main – (719) 658-2359

Tommyknocker Tavern Bistro - $$ - 107 Wall St – (719) 658-0138


South Fork Restaurants and Dining
GasLamp Tavern - $$ - (719) 657-7419

Mountain Top Pizza - $$ - 30483 HWY 160 - (719) 873-9801

Two Rivers BBQ – $$ - 29411 US Hwy 160 – (719) 657-1122

Ramon's Mexican Restaurant – $$ - 31519 Hwy 160 – (719) 873-0231

Rachels Keep on Keepin On Food Truck –$$ - 26 Escondida Dr – (719) 657-1157

Rio Grande Club and Resort – 285 Rio Grande Club Trl – (719) 873-1995

South Fork Malt Shoppe - $$ - 29956 US Hwy 160 – (719) 873-5852

Tiny Timbers Coffee & Bistro - $$ - 28422 Hwy 160 – (719) 657-1134

keith brant

Your South Fork Area Expert

I love having the opportunity to introduce our guests to South Fork, CO and the associated experiences this community has to offer. South Fork is the gateway to the Silver Thread byway, which offers history, scenic beauty, and a heavy dose of authenticity. This portion of Colorado is a truly unique place, and one that I am fortunate to call home. When you book a vacation rental or cabin through Vacation Rental Collective’s South Fork Collection, you get the benefit of our local knowledge and the real-time, lightning fast, attention to all the details associated with caring for our client’s properties and homes and the guests who rent them. We know this area because we live here, and know how to get things done because we are part of the community. This level of care for our client’s properties translates into amazing guest experiences for those who stay with us. Whether you are visiting South Fork to explore the beauty of the surrounding landscapes, fly fish in the gold medal waters of the Rio Grande River, golf at the Rio Grande Club and Resort, or ski Wolf Creek Ski Area, which receives the most snow in Colorado, we welcome you! And we are committed to providing a top-notch experience for all our guests.

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