South Fork Visitor Center

28 Silverthread Ln • PO Box 1030

At Junction of Hwys 160 & 149

South Fork, Colorado   81154

Phone: 719-873-5512


If you come to a fork in the road ... take both

Located at the junction of Hwy 160 & Hwy 149 on the edge of the San Luis Valley, South Fork is the starting point and gateway to the Silver Thread Scenic & Historic Byway linking the towns of South Fork, Creede, Lake City, and Gunnison in Southwest Colorado. The Silver Thread Byway is 117 miles of scenic driving with stops along the way, including Bachelor Loop (where Disney’s The Lone Ranger movie was filmed), Wheeler Geologic Area, Rio Grande Reservoir headwaters, and over 255+ miles of trails and 17 miles of Gold Medal fishing. Stop by for a cup of coffee and check out the rest of the story at the South Fork Visitor Center, located right next to Town Hall.


South Fork provides visitors with abundant all-season activities from hunting and fishing to skiing, golf, horseback riding, ATVing and wildlife viewing. Surrounded by nearly 2 million acres of national forest, limitless historical, cultural and recreational activities await visitors.Breathtaking scenery and family-oriented adventure will captivate and draw you back, year after year.

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