South Fork is rapidly becoming one of America's favorite locations for "Baby Boomers" looking to invest in beautiful property where they can enjoy the lifestyle they have always dreamed of.
The Town of South Fork, Colorado is located at the junction of the famous Rio Grande River and its south fork. Where highway 160&149 meet in the center of town, you will find the beginning of the historic Silver Thread National Scenic Byway, a spectacular route that follows the winding Rio Grande to its headwaters in the San Juan Mountains. Initially developed as a community to service lumbering and mining, the town is now the center of a rapidly growing tourist and recreation area, making us your perfect "BASE CAMP" for a multitude of outdoor recreation and day trips to area points of interest.
Located 15 Minutes from Wolf Creek Ski Area (Typically receiving the most snow in Colorado)
South Fork has over 70 Miles of Prestigious Gold Medal Fly Fishing water on the Rio Grande River
The Legendary Rio Grande Golf Club is located in South Fork with towering mountain tee shots and river fairways.
Southern Colorado is a renowned area for those looking for recreational opportunities.
One of Colorado's newest towns, incorporated May 19, 1992.
During the summer we reach a peak population of more than 10,000 residents, and tourists in the 81154 zip code.
Located at the southwestern end of the San Luis Valley.
An elevation of 8,190 feet.
Summer climate can range from 50-60 at night to 80-90 during the day.
Winter brings below zero temperatures, that can rise to the low 40's.
Annual precipitation is extremely variable, with minimal rainfall around .07inches/year.However we usually receive more than 200 inches of snow each year. Most winter snow falls around the summit of Wolf Creek Pass which averages 400+ inches/year.
Each year South Fork hosts many events; a Logging Competition&Craft Festival in July We have many winter and summer activities that abound to include:
Surrounded by nearly 2 million acres of national forest, including both the San Juan&Rio Grande Forests. This bustling community also offers unique shops, galleries, outdoor equipment supplies and outfitters. Come let our breathtaking scenery and family oriented adventure captivate you. A visitor is only limited by their imagination and the length of their stay in enjoying South Fork!