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The Spruce Lodge offers FREE river rafting on the Rio Grande River for our hotel guests who stay 3 or more nights at our regular rates June - September.(Must be booked frou our website sprucelodges.com. Not valid with online reservations through third party websites such as booking.com, expedia, hotels.com, etc) Click on the Free Rafting Tab under "Special Extras" on OUR reservations booking site or make a notation in the remarks section of your reservation. RV park guests receive a 30% discount on river rafting.
We have a great RV park featuring 12 full hook ups for your RV with plenty of space to park your trailers full of ATV's and Dirt Bikes, Boats and Snowmobiles. Our RV sites are open May - October and feature water, sewer, electric and WI-FI.
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Fishing: South Fork Colorado has some of the best fly fishing ANYWHERE including the longest stretch of Gold Medal Waters in the State! Check out Southfork.org for favorite local spots and then mosey on over to fishtheupperrio.com for even more information. You can pick up supplies and licenses at Rainbow Grocery and Sporting Goods here in South Fork. For guided fishing trips please contact 8200 Mountain Sports, Wolf Creek Anglers, or Rio Grande Anglers. For guided rafting trips contact Rocky Mountain Ski and Raft.
Golf: The Rio Grande Club in South Fork was voted one of the to 15 places in the WORLD for fly fishing and golf by Wild on the Fly Magazine. Check out the 5 star golf course reviews on golfcolorado.com.
Hiking, Biking, Snomobile, ATV and Jeep trails: Did you know that South Fork has over 500 miles of ATV and Jeep trails just waiting to be explored? The Southfork.org website is a good place to start, then check out the Chamber of Commerce website for additional day trip ideas. The USDA Forest Service website has information on Wheeler Geologic Area which is an incredible full day excursion that is definately worth the trip! The Spruce Lodge in South Fork is your perfect base camp for adventures on Wolf Creek Pass, Del Norte Peak, Creede, La Garita and the Conejos Canyon! Planning on hiking a 14er? We are only 30 minutes from the trailhead for San Luis Peak and 25 minutes from the Continental Divide Trail at the top of Wolf Creek Pass. Bringing your snowmobiles? Print your local trail maps here. Are you bringing your pet? Check out our "5 bone" reviews from fellow pet lovers at bringfido.com.
Hunting: South Fork, Co is nearly completely surrounded by the Rio Grande National Forest. We are nestled between game management units 79, 80 and 76. We have great early and late season hunting. You can view the Colorado Game Hunting Atlas here or view area topographic maps by gmu here. Make your trip extra special by hiring a local guide service. Check out Big Country Outfitters and get your rifle and/or archery supplies at Valley Gun Service in Monte Vista.
Scenic Drives, Tours and Night Life: The San Luis Valley is a beautiful place to see the Fall colors! Take a ride on one of our tourist trains like the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad in South Fork (Awesome), the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad out of Alamosa, or the Cumbers & Toltec Railroad that leaves from Antonito. There is additional information on Rio Grande County happenings at riograndecountry.com and upperriograndeguide.com. The trip planner at world web.com has great information on our area as well. Have you been to the Creede Reperatory Theatre? It's a must see for an unforgettable local theatre experience! Read the history of the theatre here.
Crane Fest: Have you ever seen a sandhill crane? Every year in late February and early March, the San Luis Valley is home to a large flock of migrating sand hill cranes. You can come see them and experience the wonder during cranefest. This event takes place in Monte Vista and attracts visitors from all over the world. There is more information on the Monte Vista Chamber of Commerce website. Also check out colorado.com and centralcolorado.com.
Rythms on the Rio: Every year in Late August, South Fork hosts the Rythms on the Rio festival. It's a 3 day music festival featuring some of the best new faces in music. This is a growing event that sets records ever year. (No pun intended.)
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