Family Friendly
family friendly
Basecamp Sweets

Basecamp Sweets hosts cookie and muffin decorating events check with them for dates & times.
Phone:719-239-4641  Web:

South Fork Kid’s Fishing Clinic
June 17, 2023 Kids Fishing Clinic at Tucker Ponds  Sponsored by Colorado Parks & Wildlife and South Fork.
Learn fishing techniques and prizes for biggest catch. More information to follow
Ice Skating Rickles Park South Fork CO
Sledding & Ice Skating Rickel Park

Free Sled Hill &  Ice Skating Rink at Rickel Park right in South Fork. The skate shack next to the rink offers complimentary hockey and figure skates (small donation suggested). The rink is usually open mid-December through mid-March, weather-permitting. Pick-up hockey games often organized by locals.

Wolf Creek Kid Friendly Ski Lessons
Wolf Creek Ski Area – Wolf Pups Ski School

Wolf Creek Ski Area has group lesson options available for children ages five and older for both skiers and snowboarders. Little shredders can be any ability level! Classes and terrain management are based on skill set. Lessons include a full-day, all-mountain lift ticket. Have a child under 5 years old? Don’t worry; Private Lessons are available to all ages! For more information:

South Fork Nordic Club Trails

Family Friendly cross country skiing.  A small club of independent, self-funded skiers dedicated to providing intensively groomed trails for Nordic skiers to ski and train on.  Their primary grooming focus is the South Fork Guard Station Trail (SW of South Fork) but they also groom Home Lake (East of Monte Vista); Beaver Reservoir Area (South of South Fork CO); and various other higher elevation sites based on snow availability and skier needs. All trail maintenance and grooming is done by volunteers of South Fork Nordic.  More trail information

Narrow Ridge Kid climbing
Narrow Ridge Outdoors & Mountain Man Rafting

Narrow Ridge Outdoors provides family & kid friendly rock climbing, wilderness, ice climbing & guided river rafting in the South Fork and Del Norte area. For excursion dates and times visit them at

Rocky Mountain Ski & Raft

Rocky Mountain Ski & Raft has guided rafting for families, raft rentals and Rail & Raft packages with Revolution Rail.
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Revolution Rail

Revolution Rail Biking is family friendly fun on railroad tracks from South Fork, CO for 2.5 miles following the Rio Grande River.  Rail biking and rafting down the river trips are also available.  More info:

Cottonwood Cove –  Horseback Rides

This is an experience you should not miss! We have beautiful scenic trails that cross over the Rio Grande River into the mountains. Our wrangler John Whitney has been with us over 30 years! He takes the time to make sure everyone truly gets to experience the beautiful scenery in this area, and will even help with the many requested photo opportunities at the different overlooks. The rides are enjoyable for the novice as well as the veteran. Minimum age 8.
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Creede Repertory Theater -Children’s Camps & Programs

Summer Day Camps are an opportunity for residents and visitors of Creede to have a diverse theatrical learning experience. Camps are offered for students between the ages of 3 and 18 and taught by members of the CRT Staff and Summer Company. Plus The Kid’s Show performances and Summer Season Shows geared towards kids.  More information on camps and shows:

Hall’s Way Escape Room Adventures

We are an interactive mystery, puzzle, escape room located inside a safe and secure tricked-out trailer built for a thirty minute adventure. We are the San Luis Valley’s perfect destination for all your special events anywhere we go! No need to travel to us for your party. The party will come to you!
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Beaver Creek Youth & Family Camp

Beaver Creek Experience is situated at elevation 8500 feet in the Rio Grande National Forest (near South Fork, Colorado) and has been providing opportunities for guests to enjoy a beautiful and refreshing mountain environment since the late 1940s.
Beginning as a Christian youth camp, open only in the summer, Beaver Creek still operates Christian camps and now welcomes guests for workshops, reunions, weddings, retreats, and more year-round. More information:

Rio Grande Club & Resort

The Rio Grande Club & Resort is a semi-private golf & fishing club located along a beautiful and pristine section of the Rio Grande. The golf course and restaurant are open to the public, offering a stunning venue for wedding and events. Membership opportunities include golf, fly-fishing, dining, social activities, pool & hot tub, steam room, workout facilities and outdoor sports such as pickleball and tennis. Kids of all ages are welcome – the club’s golf pro offers golf lessons!

Be sure to check out the Club’s Pro Shop – and their website & Facebook page for information about dinner specials, entertainment, special events and membership promotions! Visit for more information

Fun Valley Family Resort

Fun Valley is Colorado’s finest family friendly resor – with a beautiful RV Park, Cabins, and Motels as well as plenty of fun things to do for the entire family. Fun Valley is open from late May to mid-September. Amenities include dining, convenience store, gas station, fishing, mini-golf, hiking, bikes, horseback riding, tubing, paddle boats. laundry, rec hall, gift shop, and much more! More information

Local Family Festival Dates

South Fork has family friendly festivals all year long.
July 3- South Fork Independence Day Celebration – parades, games, fireworks, markets and more
July 17-19 – Logger Days – Logging Competitions and family activities
August 4-6  – Covered Wagon Day – Del Norte
September 2 – Alder Ass Pack Burro Race
Early September –  South Fork Mushroom Foray – learn to hunt mushrooms with experts.
Thanksgiving Weekend –  Holiday Lighting & Christmas festival with Santa Claus!
visit our calendar of events for more information