Recreation

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Your adventure begins at Rainbow Lodge & RV Park. Centrally located to outdoor activities and the Rio Grande National Forest, you can hop on your bike and pedal up one of our challenging trails, have some family fun and 4-wheel up in the most beautiful background Colorado has to offer, or enjoy a day of relaxation and fishing on the Rio Grande River. We truly have something to everyone to enjoy!

ATV / 4-WHEELING

The South Fork, CO area offers hundreds of opportunities for those wanting a unique and calm ride through the wilderness as well as those who don’t mind getting banged around by rocky roads. Learn More>

Rentals: Twin Pine Motor Sports : 719.873.9873 : Website

HIKING & BIKING

Rio Grande National Forest is home to many trails for hiking and biking. No matter if you are a beginner, a recreational explorer or a well-seasoned enthusiast, the South Fork, Colorado area is sure to keep your interest. Learn More >

Rentals: Rocky Mountain Ski & Raft : 719.873.2495 : Website

FISHING

Now that the ice has melted and warmer weather has returned, there is no reason not to enjoy a little fishing! South Fork is surrounded by many rivers, streams and lakes to enjoy this sport. Big Meadows lake is one of the local favorites! Learn More >

Fly Fishing Tours: 8200 Sports : 719.873.1977 : Website
Bait & Fishing Gear: Rainbow Grocery & Sporting Goods : 719.873.5545

CREEDE – HISTORIC MINING TOWN

Creede is a historic mining town full of heritage and natural beauty. Take in a show at the Creede Repertory Theatre or tour the Underground Mining Museum, raft down the rapids on the Rio Grande and so much more! Learn More >

WOLF CREEK SKI AREA

Wolf Creek Ski Area is a high alpine resort, 10,300 feet at the base and 11,900 feet at the summit. The resort is known for it’s massive natural snowpack, the majestic views and uncrowded runs for skiing andsnowboarding. For a truly unique experience, Wolf Creek Ski Area is unbeatable. Learn More >

Rentals: Rocky Mountain Ski & Raft : 719.873.2495 : Website
Wolf Creek Ski Area : 970.264.5639 : Website

SNOWMOBILING

The South Fork Area boasts over 255 miles of groomed and marked snowmobile trails. Terrain starts at 8,500 feet and climbs to nearly 12,000 feet. Guide services and tours are available for families and adventurers alike. Learn More >

South Fork Powder Busters Club : 719.873.0208 : Curt Miller
Rentals: Twin Pine Motor Sports : 719.873.9873 : Website

NORDIC SKIING

The South Fork area offers miles upon miles of groomed trails as well as plenty of open parks, meadows and hills to explore on nordic skis. Wolf Creek Ski Area also has nearly 10 kilometers of trails at no charge. Come enjoy the beauty of this alpine wilderness. Learn More >

Silver Thread Outdoors Club : 719.873.5249 : Bill Longfellow
Rentals & Tours: Rocky Mountain Ski & Raft : 719.873.2495 : Website

ICE FISHING

Even though snow and ice blanket the winter tundra, there is no reason not to enjoy a little ice fishing! South Fork is surrounded by many rivers, streams and lakes to enjoy this sport. Beaver Meadows lake is one of the local favorites! Learn More >

SLEDDING

Complete your family trip with a fun day of sledding! Even the biggest daredevils will get a thrill at Beaver Meadows sledding hill, a great local secret. Pack up the hot cocoa and head to the hills! Learn More >

For more recreation ideas or San Luis Valley attractions, click here to visit the Upper Rio Grande GuideSouth Fork, CO and the San Luis Valley have so many exciting adventures waiting for you!