South Fork Visitor Center

28 Silverthread Ln • PO Box 1030
South Fork, Colorado   81154

At Junction of Hwys 160 & 149
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Getting Here

Colorado2-02 Where is South Fork?

South Fork is located in Southwestern Colorado, at an elevation of 8,200 ft, where the Rio Grande joins its south fork on the western side of the San Luis Valley. The heart of town is located at the intersection of Hwy 160 and 149. Surrounded by nearly 2 million acres of National Forest, including the San Juan and Rio Grande, this bustling community offers unique shops, galleries and outdoor equipment suppliers. The breathtaking scenery and family oriented adventure will captivate you!

South Fork encompasses roughly 3 square miles and is one of three towns located within Rio Grande County, the county seat is located in Del Norte, 17 miles to the east.

 

 

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Milage From South Fork

Wolf Creek Ski Area    18 mi    
Denver, CO                234 mi     4 hr
Colorado Springs, CO  211 mi    3 ½ hr
Pueblo, CO                 153 mi     2 ½ hr
Santa Fe, NM              185 mi     3 hr
Durango, CO                99 mi     2 hr
Phoenix, AZ                561 mi     9 hrs
Albuquerque, NM        248 mi     4 hrs
Amarillo, TX                390 mi     6 hrs
Ft. Worth/Dallas, TX    753 mi     12 hrs
Houston, TX               993 mi     16 hrs
Oklahoma City, OK      629 mi     11 hrs

 

 

 

Travel Directions to South Fork, Colorado

Airports Miles Phone Info
Albuquerque International 225 1-505-842-4366 To drive take I-25 north to Sante Fe then Hwy. 285 north to Alamosa, then Hwy 160 west to South Fork.
Colorado Springs 200 1-800-462-6774 Take I-25 South to Walsenburg then Hwy 160 west to South Fork or take Hwy 24 west to Buena Vista then south on Hwy 285 to Center, then 112 to Del Norte then 160 west to South Fork.
Denver International 230 1-800-247-2336 Take I-70 west to 470 exit to Hwy 285 south follow to Center then take 112 to Del Norte and then 160 west to South Fork.
Alamosa Municipal 45 1-719-589-6444 Serviced by Great lakes Aviation, Passengers can connect with United or Frontier.
Monte Vista Municipal 30 1-719-852-9574  
La Plata County - Durango 99 1-970-247-8143  
Mineral County 22 1-719-658-9962 private - small planes only
Trains      
Amtrack 138 1-800-872-7245 East & West Service, to and from Trinidad Colorado.
       
Rental Cars     Check with Airports
Shuttle Service      
Twin Hearts   1-800-654-9456 Round trip service from Albuquerque to Alamosa, contact or schedule and rates.
Wolf Creek Pass     Please check with your hotel/lodge for available service

 

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