From the Ute Indain times through the explores, miners, lumberjacks and farmers, South Fork has always been the perfect base camp. Click on some favorites of ours.
Road Trips *Sliverthread Byway, * Bachelor Loop, *Wolf Creek Pass and Lobo lookout, to Pagosa Springs Creede mining museum. For over 48 seasons, visitors and theatre practitioners alike have made their pilgrimages to Creede for the beauty and the artistry of Creede Repertory Theatre
Quite possibly Colorado’s best kept secret and one our favotites, the place to visit when needing a truly relaxing getaway- Healing waters affordable and the best natural hot spring water. The Springs Resort is a more upscale Resort that offers daily use. Map for both in Pagosa Springs
Train Ride takes follows the Rio Grande up to Wagon Wheel gap and back- hint* great way to spot fishing holes and get some ice cream at Cottonwood Grove.
Creede Repertory Theatre is a professional theatre company located in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado. CRT’s award-winning company produces the best of contemporary and classic theatre from the end of May through September. Each year, CRT produces 7-10 plays in rotation, hosts numerous musical events and concerts, exhibits the best regional artists in its two lobby galleries, and offers exciting educational programming. As the oldest repertory theatre in Colorado, CRT is proud to celebrate its 48th season this summer!
The area is a wonderful place to see, but getting there requires a good bit of effort. Wheeler is located 24 miles from South Fork on Pool Table Rd. The 14 mile, 4-wheel drive road to the area is quite rough and in wet weather it can get very slick and become impassable. It is an expert level trail. An early start is required, as the trip takes a full day. Potential travelers are advised to check with the Visitor Center and the Creede Ranger District Office prior to making the trip.
The colorful old mining and logging camps of the Silver Thread Scenic Byway offer a wealth of history, while the surrounding Wilderness and National Forest lands serve up a huge dose of scenic beauty. Follow the Byway as it traces the routes of old toll roads, stagecoach lines and railways.
Bachelor Historic Tour
This 17-mile driving tour loops through Creede’s historic silver mining district and ghost towns. The tour’s first interpretive stop is just north of Creede in Willow Creek Canyon at the juncture of East and West Willow creeks. A passenger car can traverse the graded gravel road to the Equity Mine and then return to Creede via Bachelor Road (FS Road 504) and the old town site of Bachelor.Guidebooks, keyed to numbered markers along the loop, are available at the Chamber of Commerce office, the Visitor Information Center, and various businesses. The 25-page guidebook with map costs $1.00. The loop road has some narrow stretches and steep grades that require caution. Check on road conditions during inclement weather. Several 4-wheel-drive roads lead off the tour route into less accessible terrain. Allow a minimum of 1 hour for the tour.
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