Rafting

  • Rafting the Rio Grande

    DSC03307aThe headwaters of the Rio Grande is a very family-friendly stretch of river at it flows past South Fork. The solitude and breathtaking scenery are unparalleled in the state of Colorado and plenty of relaxing stretches of water exist. For the more adventurous, class II-III rapids are available too! May and June are the best months for whitewater action, but no matter the time of season, the river has its own character and each trip is as rewarding as the first.  A local rafting company and outdoor shops offer river trips,

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  • Float Fishing on the Rio Grande

    Hannah IMGP0056No river is more enjoyable to float and fly fish in summertime than the Rio Grande in Southern Colorado. The river begins in the alpine mountains above Creede, and flows through South Fork, then on to the flattening valley floor at Del Norte. Within this stretch lies one of the most underdeveloped, pristine rivers in all of the Southwest. Both rainbows and browns abound, with many tributaries running into the Rio along the way. The South Fork/Creede area is the perfect destination for a first-time float trip. With

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Local Outdoor Clubs

The Silverthreaders and Powderbusters are diverse groups of locals, part-timers, and visitors that enjoy ATV riding, camping, hiking, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, fishing, hunting, skiing and motorcycling. Their many organized activities aim to preserve the multi-use of our magnificent outdoors and impart responsible recreation use. They organize weekly outings for hiking (3x’s per week), ATV/4x4 rides, snowmobile and snowshoeing.

Main Website: silverthreaders.org 
Photos/Blog: silverthreaders.blogspot.com  

Ask for a copy of thier recreation map from the Visitor Center

Consult local sources concerning directions and trail conditions before going out. Never enter the backcountry alone and always leave detailed information with someone.