Perched high in the Colorado Rockies, South Park is a microcosm of Western history. From deep canyons to 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 fo 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.