Welcome to Colorado, home of the Rockies, where we have 300 days of sunshine. Colorado is the perfect vacation destination for those wanting to enjoy the outdoors, unplug and recharge, take in the arts, visit breweries, take in the history of the west, and so much more.
Stony Pass and wildflowers, near Creede, Colorado
Three and half hours from Colorado Springs nestled among the San Juan Mountains of the Rocky Mountains sits the town of South Fork, Gateway to the Silverthread Scenic Byway. The Silverthread Scenic Byway is one of twenty-six in the state, and travels through three of Colorado’s most beautiful towns; South Fork, Creede, and Lake City. All three of these towns provide opportunities for hiking, trout fishing, and are affordable.
Rio Grande Club and Resort, South Fork, Colorado
Start your vacation in South Fork with a round or two of golf at the Rio Grande Club and Resort. Golf Digest rated the Rio Grande Club as one of the top fifteen mountain courses in the nation! Take a guided rafting trip down the Rio Grande with Mountain Man Rafting at 8200’ Sports. At Rachael’s Food Truck you and the kiddos can play putt-putt while you wait for your locally sourced meal. Wolf Creek Angler will help you with all your fly fishing needs-we LOVE to fish the Rio Grande.
Gold Medel Fishing on the Rio Grande with Wolf Creek Angler, South Fork, Colorado
Travel up the Silverthread twenty miles to Creede. The highway follows the Rio Grande through a breathtaking canyon. Keep your eyes open for bighorn sheep, our state animal.
Main Street, Creede, Colorado
When you get to Creede, you’ll notice that the locals are friendly; they all wave. Creede is home to the Creede Repertory Theatre, one of the top ten places to see Broadway-caliber productions off of Broadway. Main Street is full of shops for all. From the rock shop at Rare Things to fudge at the Trading Post, everyone will be happy. History Buffs will enjoy the Creede Museum and the Underground Mining Museum. Be sure to give yourself two hours to enjoy the Bachelor Loop Tour. Wheeler Geologic Monument, the state’s first monument, can be accessed via foot or ATV. If hiking a fourteener (mountains over 14000’) is your thing, San Luis Peak can be done in a day.
Wheeler Geologic Area, near Creede, Colorado
Continue on up the Silverthread to Lake City, the home of Alfred Packer. In Lake City, you may rent an ATV and drive over to Engineer Pass for a unique way to enjoy the backcountry.
Engineer Pass, Lake City, Colorado
Blue Mesa Reservoir is the end of the Silverthread. The reservoir is full of various fish from trout to pike to salmon to catfish. Travel along US 50 back to the Springs. In a few days, you will experience the sunshine, fresh air, the out-of-doors, arts, shopping, and family bonding. You’ll understand why we live here and you’ll be sure to come back.
Contact us today to book your stay with Rio Grande Vacation Rentals. Let our Home Concierge Services help you plan the vacation you have been needing.
May 26-29, 2017, Taste of Creede
June 10, 2017, Creede’s 125th Birthday Kick-Off Party/Burro Race
June 20-24, 2017, Mineral County Fair