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Disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with your kids!

South Fork offers numerous attractions and activities that make it an excellent destination for a family vacation. From outdoor adventures to family-friendly events and festivals, parents will find plenty to keep kids busy! Most area ccomodations and dining options cater to groups and children, making vacations stress-free.

Go Horseback Riding

Imagine you are a child from the Ute Tribe: you have just traded the Spaniards for your first horse and now venture out to explore the area’s backcountry. Many of the hunting and traveling trails used by natives are still used today, and most offer the same view from the saddle you would have seen hundreds of years ago! Cottonwood Cove and Freemon’s Ranch offer guided trips. Learn More

Hike a Trail, any Trail

We suggest the 1/2 mile hike from Million Reservoir, a hike around Big Meadows Reservoir (2 miles), or a hike to the Largest Fir Tree in the Rio Grande Forest (1/3 mile) near Beaver Creek Reservoir.

Sit around a Campfire at Tucker Ponds

Roast a marshmallow, tell a ghost story, or marvel at the vast expanse of stars overhead.

Ice Skate in Town

Gear up for an afternoon skate and Bonfire! Rickle Park is located right in town, and its skate shack holds free-to-use hockey and figure skates. Town puts on a big bonfire every Saturday evening, complete with music, hot drinks, and pick-up hockey games! A small sledding hill is perfect for those who need a skate-break. Learn More

Visit Creede for the Afternoon

Creede is best known for two things: silver mining and live theatre. Get a taste of both in an afternoon: Become a miner for a few hours in the Underground Mining Museum. Enter mine shafts bored into the cliff face, wander through tunnels mined from solid rock, and visit with former hard-rock miners! Next, visit the Creede Repertory Theatre for an award-winning show. Specifically look for the adventurous and entertaining KID Show or a seasonal general audience show. Check their website for kid-specific camps and events!

More Fun Things to Do with the Youngsters

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