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South Fork vacation rentals

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Cabin in South Fork
Cabin w MTN views / Hammock/Wi-Fi /Grill/ Fire-pit
Cozy Modern Cabin-Perfect combination of convenience & privacy. This classic log cabin is light filled from the large windows and open floor plan. Perfect location (7 min drive to South Fork). Adventures are at your doorstep from Hiking, mountain biking, snowmobiling, fly fishing and more! Skiing? YES! Wolf Creek Ski Area. Golf? Beautiful Rio Grande Club (less than 5 mi) picturesque Championship Golf Course. Fishing! Longest stretch of Gold Medal waters in the entire state of Colorado(20mi)
$219 per night
Cabin in Del Norte
Rio Grande Meadow Cabin
Come join us for a getaway in our cozy cabin near the Rio Grande on a centennial cattle ranch. Whether you want to enjoy your stay trophy trout fishing, skiing at Wolf Creek, climbing at Penitnete Canyon, mountain biking over Indiana Pass, or just relaxing in the cabin watching the working ranch around you, we know you will enjoy the peace, quiet and beauty of this little slice of heaven along the Rio Grande! When planning, keep in mind that our grass-fed beef is available for purchase!
$120 per night
Farm stay in Del Norte
Grande Cabin, Grande View & Country Living
Quaint, rustic cabin with a spectacular view. Nestled smack in the middle of a centennial cattle ranch and within walking distance of the Rio Grande River. The ranching operation is an all grass-fed organic beef supplier located next to hundreds of Forest Service roads which are just minutes away. Owners are close by and friendly! If you are looking to book around the holidays and the cabin is blocked please message me for more information.
$120 per night

Stay near South Fork's top sights

Ramon's Mexican Restaurant12 locals recommend
Mountain Pizza & Taproom5 locals recommend
The Old Firehouse5 locals recommend
Rio Grande Club & Resort7 locals recommend
Two Rivers BBQ7 locals recommend
South Fork Malt Shoppe4 locals recommend

South Fork house rentals

Home in South Fork
South Fork Shangri-La
$154 per night
Home in Pagosa Springs
Riverfront "Streams & Dreams" Cabin with Hot Tub
$231 per night
Home in Del Norte
The Nest
$95 per night
Home in Pagosa Springs
Lakehouse w Open Views, Deck w Hot Tub & Boat Dock
$188 per night
Home in Pagosa Springs
Casa Hermosa - Downtown
$181 per night
Home in Pagosa Springs
Starry Night Getaway
$125 per night
Home in Pagosa Springs
Mountain Home backing National Forest
$160 per night
Home in Alamosa
Modern Rustic Log Home
$125 per night
Home in Saguache
✵Sunny+Modern ✵ Perfect Getaway ✵ Walk Everywhere✵
$145 per night
Home in Pagosa Springs
My cute little place
$115 per night
Home in Pagosa Springs
2 Decks, Privacy, Trees, Walk to Forest, Views, AC
$126 per night
Home in Alamosa
Charming home in the center of Alamosa
$129 per night

Your guide to South Fork

Welcome to South Fork

Tiny South Fork is surrounded by scenic wonders. This remote mountain town resides on the mighty Rio Grande River, whose nearly 1,900 miles stretch from the Colorado Rockies to the Gulf of Mexico, and is nestled in the vast expanse of the Rio Grande National Forest. It is the gateway community for the Continental Divide Trail, a rugged 3,100-mile passage that links Canada and Mexico and crosses five states. If you prefer to drive, South Fork sits on the 117-mile Silver Thread Historic Byway. The loop connects the town to nearby historic towns, winds through mesas and canyons, rises above glorious river vistas, and runs through verdant forests.

In the summer, South Fork is a hub for outdoor recreation of all kinds, including hiking, rafting, horseback riding, fishing, and mountain biking. In the winter it's a secluded base for visitors to Wolf Creek Ski Area, who flock here to play in the more than 430 inches of snow that typically blanket its slopes every year. A former timber town, South Fork’s streets are lined with outdoors outfitters and eateries serving up hearty fare to fuel your hike or ski run.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in South Fork

Summer is high season in South Fork, and the small town’s numbers swell with visitors who come to enjoy all the outdoor activities the area has to offer. The weather is warm and sunny, although mountain evenings can still be crisp, and summer thunderstorms are common. In July South Fork celebrates Logger Days with arts and crafts vendors, live music, and axe throwing and chainsaw carving competitions. In the fall, crowds and temperatures drop and the surrounding forests are dotted with brilliant autumn leaves. In winter, visitors make their way up the mountain to enjoy the fresh snow, and in spring, the melt allows local waterfalls to put on a spectacular show.

Top things to do in South Fork

Rio Grande National Forest

Encompassing 1.83 million acres, the wild and pristine Rio Grande National Forest is so much more than trees — although the trees are spectacular. The park is home to high desert, mountain peaks soaring more than 14,000 feet into the sky, volcanic rock formations, and alpine lakes. Although a grizzly bear hasn’t been seen here since 1979, evidence suggests this vast wilderness may be the last place these magnificent animals live in Colorado.

Creede Underground Mining Museum

Hop on the Silver Thread Scenic Byway and visit nearby Creede and its unique museum, a recreation of an underground mine that opened in the 1990s. The 600-foot subterranean space includes exhibitions on mining, antique excavation equipment, and a community center with a fully stocked bar.

Great Sand Dunes National Park

Drive just an hour east to marvel at the astoundingly diverse landscapes to be found here. Against a backdrop of alpine peaks, vast sand dunes — some as tall as 750 feet — rise from the ground, crisscrossed by flowing streams. For a truly unique experience, plan ahead and buy or rent a sandboard at a local retailer (they aren’t available at the park) and go surfing on the dunes.

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