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Historic Spruce Lodge 1920's

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Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Spruce Lodge in South Fork, Co is located
on the Rio Grande River at the foot of the San Juan Mountains and provides
an environment of warm hospitality in a relaxed atmosphere.
Originally built in 1927. Courtesy of www.sprucelodges.com
Visit Wolf Creek Ski area and the Great Sand Dunes National Park today!

National Register of Historic Places

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Below is some additional information for you, categorized by activity, complete with links to helpful websites to make your trip planning easier. If you have questions, please call us!


South Fork is the PROUD WINNER of the 2015 Top Adventure Town (Small town category) as determined by Elevation Outdoors Magazine. See our write-up here.

Check out our shout-out from Snowboard Colorado Magazine. The staff and riders stayed with us when they wrote an article and had a photo shoot at Wolf Creek Ski Area a while back. Scroll down to page 58 for the Wolf Creek article and the mention of The Spruce Lodge. These serious rider's agree - Wolf Creek has the best powder ANYWHERE and The Spruce Lodge can't be beat!! Check out Wolf Creek Ski Area for the best snow and most affordable ski/snowboard experience anywhere! Get the details on Wolf Creek Ski Area from skicentral.com. You will notice The Spruce Lodge is listed as one of their favorite lodging spots in Southern Colorado. You can get your gear and rentals from 8200 Mountain Sports or Rocky Mountain Ski and Raft in South Fork.

Check out our 20 second shout-out video from Kevin Torres of Fox 31 Denver

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Spruce Lodge really is the unique mountain lodging experience you've been looking for! Get more historical information about nearby landmarks here.

Below is some additional information for you, categorized by activity, complete with links to helpful websites to make your trip planning easier. If you have questions, please call us!

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.

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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