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The population of South Fork is approximately 670 (2000), 386 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 177 (2010).

The amount of land area in South Fork is 2.212 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from South Fork to Washington DC is 1682 miles. The distance to the Colorado state capital is 172 miles. (as the crow flies)
South Fork is positioned 37.63 degrees north of the equator and 106.61 degrees west of the prime meridian.

South Fork elevation is 8,480 feet above sea level. The elevation at Wolf Creek Pass Summit is 10,857 feet above sea level.
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South Fork location: in southwest Colorado where the Rio Grande River joins with its' South Fork, on the western side of San Luis Valley where the Rio Grande emerges from the San Juan Mountains. Nearby communities include: Willow Park, Alpine Village and Masonic Park.

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The geography for South Fork is mountain and valley, South Fork is at the boundary where the wide, flat plain of the San Luis Valley juts into the San Juan Mountains

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Climate & Weather

The weather in South Fork is seasonal. There are over 300 days of sunshine here each year.
South Fork average annual rainfall is 7.0 inches per year
South Fork average annual precipitation is 15.8 inches per year.
South Fork average annual snowfall is 1-3 feet but in nearby Wolf Creek Pass at the summit, there may be over 30 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 28 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 75 degrees F.
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The incorporation date of South Fork: 19 May 1992

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South Fork attractions:

South Fork is one of Colorado's newer towns. Although it was originally built to support the mines and miners in the area, it has evolved into more of a tourist town with numerous recreational opportunities all around.

Silver Thread Scenic Byway
In 1990, a portion of Highway 149 was given the distinction of becoming a National Forest Service and Colorado Scenic and Historic Byway. This historic route carries you on a 75 mile journey between the towns of South Fork and Lake City, including the historic town of Creede

Silver Thread Interpretive Center
P.O. Box 1030
South Fork, CO 81154
Phone: (719) 873-5512
Toll-free: 1-800-571-0881
Fax: (719) 873-5693

Each July South Fork hosts a logging competition & craft festival

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South Fork Visitors Center
P.O. Box 1030
South Fork, CO 81154
Phone: (719) 873-5512
Toll-free: 1-800-571-0881
Fax: (719) 873-5693

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