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South Fork
Rio Grande County, Colorado

ZipCodes
81154




Page Contents for South Fork, Colorado

Statistics & Facts

Location

Geography

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Colorado state capital is Denver.
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.
South Fork average annual rainfall is 7.0 inches per year
South Fork average annual precipitation is 15.8 inches peryear.
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.

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.

Here is a map page for South Fork.
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Geography


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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Weather


seasonal. There are over 300 days of sunshine here each year.
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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
e-mail southfrk@amigo.net

Each July South Fork hosts a logging competition & craft festival

more information on South Fork.

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
e-mail: southfrk@amigo.net
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South Fork City Government

South Fork Town Hall
49 Vista St 3
South Fork, CO 81154
Phone: 719-873-0152


The Rio Grande county seat is located in Del Norte, 17 miles to the east
Rio Grande County court house: 719-657-3334

South Fork Chamber

South Fork Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1030
South Fork, CO 81154
Phone: (719) 873-5512
Toll-free: 1-800-571-0881
Fax: (719) 873-5693
e-mail: southfrk@amigo.net

South Fork Organizations

South Fork Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 1030
South Fork, CO 81154
Phone: (719) 873-5512
Toll-free: 1-800-571-0881
Fax: (719) 873-5693
e-mail: southfrk@amigo.net

South Fork Libraries

Ruth Taylor Public Library
South Fork Community Building
Phone: 719-873-0246

South Fork Schools

Schools in the area.

Del Norte Consolidated Superintendents Office 719-657-4040 South Fork

Miscellany

The population of South Fork was:
1990 - 1,674
2000 - 670

Though the stable population of South Fork is about 670 persons, during the summer months, the population soars up to around 5,500 as the tourists and recreation seekers come into the area.

The area code for South Fork is 719. It is located in the Mountain Time Zone and participates in Daylight Savings Time.


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