Colorado Travel Planning Guides : South Park Guide

South Park

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Calendar of Events
Fairs, Parades, Rodeos, Festivals and More! See what's coming up in South Park, Colorado.

Outdoor Activities
The mountains, forests and canyons of South Park provide boundless opportunities for outdoor adventure and offer a wide variety of activities for people of all ages.

Ranch Recreation Fishing
Mountain Biking Hiking/Climbing
4 Wheeling / ATV Horse Riding

Hundreds of historic sites and structures still remain 150 years after the development of early mining,railroading, and ranching at 10,000 feet.

The Towns that
Comprise South Park

Museums & Galleries
The area is a collection of period buildings depicting a mining town from the late 1800s. Over 40 buildings are filled with 60,000 authentic artifacts that characterize the frontier trades, professions and lifestyles of South Park, Colorado.



McCall's Park Bar
511 Front Street, Fairplay
Welcome to the Park bar McCall's! The friendly neighborhood tavern located in downtown Fairplay. Come enjoy service with a smile, cold beer and where new friends become old ones!

11 S. Main, Fairplay
The American alternative for mountain goods and groceries. The highest general store in N. America.

Stay The Trail Colorado - Off-Highway Vehicle Map
Discover all the off road adventure Colorado has to offer.

Town Of Fairplay

South Park Chamber

Park County Tourism Office

A Riverside Inn Hotel
and Resort
Located in the heart of the South Park Valley , our hotel is idealy located for easy access to all the major Ski areas, spectacular hikes and our famous Fishing Areas. including Eleven Mile Reservoir, Spinney Reservoir, Antero, and endless miles of "Dream Stream", fly fishing.

High Alpine Sports
525 Main St. Fairplay
Ski and snowboard shop. Winter: ski/board rentals, x-coutry skis and snowshoe rentals, clothing and accesories, discount lift tickets, full tune shop, certified shop techs.
Summer: fishing and hunting licenses, Tackle/Flies/Bait, spoting goods, oxygen, hiking gear, trail maps, bicycle accesories, skateboard equipment, gold pans, rain gear.

Performance Tours
Buena Vista Office
115 Gregg Dr., Buena Vista
Close to Denver. Colorado Springs and most mountai resort areas. Trips for all ages and ability levels. Vited best rafting company 3 times. Group discounts.

South Park True Value
299 Hwy 285 Fairplay
Hardware, lumber, chainsaw sharpening, fishing, housewares, key making, pellets, camping, paint. We can help you with all your hardware, home and gift needs.

Second Home Vacation Rentals
29 Main St. Alma
Looking for a secluded cabin the woods? Colorado cabin and vacation home rentals just 15 minutes from Breckenridge.

Fairplay -Valiton Hotel
500 Main St. Fairplay
A charming hotel originally built in 1873 in the gold rush town of Fairplay. it burned down in 1921 and rebuilt in 1923 as it stands today. Enjoy out bar, restaurant, private banquet room and gorgeous mountain views.

Brown Burro Cafe

706 Main St. Fairplay
Mexican-American cuisine. Open 6 days 6am to 8pm Thurs -Sun. Closed Tuesdays. Breakfast until 2pm

Welcome to
South Park, Colorado

- The West Starts Here!

"A famous place it was in trapper days…and all trails converged there. (from Kit Carson Days, by Edwin Sabin)

Perched high in the Colorado Rockies, South Park is a microcosm of Western history. From deep canyons and vast grasslands, to snowy peaks and alpine meadows, this compelling basin is home to the nation's highest incorporated town, gold mines, cattle ranches and mountain passes. As one of only 49 National Heritage Areas in the United States, South Park offers a rare glimpse of pioneer life at high altitude during settlement of the American West. South Park's enduring heritage covers the landscape and attracts individuals who value authenticity. Some ranches have been operated for five generations by the same family. As they have for centuries, residents still depend on the land for their livelihood, recreation and quality of life. As other places lose their inherent charm, South Park becomes a more engaging destination.

Natural History
From 9,000 feet on the valley floor, to 14,000 feet along the Park's western edge, this landscape supports natural resources found nowhere else on Earth. The oldest living trees in the Rocky Mountains (2,400 years old) are bristlecone pines found above Guffey. Limber Grove Trail and the Bristlecone Pine Scenic Area near Fairplay and Alma protect stands of these ancient, wind-sculpted pine trees. Equally significant is the Lost Creek Natural Area near Lake George where granite spires pierce the sky and Lost Creek vanishes and reappears nine times. Wildflowers during July in the Mosquito Range are unparalleled, several of which are considered globally rare.

Outdoor Adventure
The mountains, forests and canyons of South Park provide boundless opportunities for outdoor adventure and offer a wide variety of activities for people of all ages. Three of Colorado's "fourteeners" are accessed from Fairplay and Alma. Along with 15 peaks above 13,000 feet, the mountains around South Park have become an international mountain climbing destination. Two state parks and nine state wildlife areas allow fishing, boating, hunting and wildlife viewing. Twenty-five campgrounds are distributed around the Park with recreation trails, climbing areas, and fishing waters nearby. Private outfitters lead horseback rides and horse packing trips onto local ranches and backcountry areas in the Pike National Forest. With the help of local fishing guides, even novice anglers can experience the thrill of landing a large trout in a local stream.

Summer Activities
• Hiking
• Biking
• Stream & Lake Fishing
• Mountain Biking
• Skateboarding
• 4 wheeling
• Camping
• Gold Panning
• Concerts
• Horseback Riding
• Rock Climbing
• Wildlife Viewing

Winter Activities
• Ice Fishing
• Ice Climbing
• Snow Shoeing
• skiing/snowboarding
• Cross-country Skiing
• Ice Skating
• Sleigh Rides
• Festivals/Events
• Heritage Tourism
• Sight Seeing
• Hunting


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