101 Things 2019


Things to do in the San Luis Valley, Colorado.

Page 28 Summer in the San Luis Valley 2019

Rio Grande County

78 MUSIC IN SOUTH FORK — From August 2-4 enjoy the

14 th Annual Rhythms of the Rio Music Festival featuring local

artists as well as bands from around the country. The festival

features music, art, crafts and food. See rhythmsontherio.com.

79 RIO GRANDE CLUB — The $10 million 18-hole

championship Rio Grande Club golf course in South Fork

features a state-of-the-art clubhouse with dining, weight room

and swimming pool. The Colorado Golf Bible chose the course’s

No. 1 hole with its 80-foot drop from tee to fairway as the “Best

Opening Hole in Colorado.” Phone (719) 873-1995 for tee times.


Golf Course is a beautifully cared for 9-hole municipal course

in the heart of Monte Vista where for a nominal fee a golfer can

spend a fine, sun-filled day. Phone 852-4906 for tee times.


South Fork area provides many different options for anglers

whether fly fishing for brown trout in the many miles of Gold

Medal waters of the Rio Grande River or relaxing at one of 13

local lakes where large browns, rainbow, brook trout and cutthroats

can be found. Tucker Ponds is a great place for kids to fish, and

Big Meadows and Beaver Reservoirs offer great fishing all year

long. Kids 4 to 15 spend the day, June 15, fishing at Tucker Ponds,

about 13 miles from South Fork toward Wolf Creek Pass. Call

873-5512. For more information contact the South Fork Visitors

Center, 1-800-571-0881, www.southfork.org

82 ROCKIN THE RIO GRANDE — The Annual Rockin

the Rio Grande barrel racing and bull riding series presented by

Burris and Sons will be held at Rickel’s Arena in South Fork on

Saturday, June 29, Tuesday, Wednesday, July 3 and Saturday,

July 20. Performances are at 6:30 p.m. each night. Events

include open barrels, mutton busting, calf riding, steer riding,

bull riding and ranch rodeo riding. See www.southfork.org or

www.burrisandsonsbuckingbulls.com; email barsx@aol.com or

call (719) 588-9979.

83 LOGGER DAYS FESTIVAL — The 27 th Annual Logger

Days Festival, a rodeo for loggers, will be held at the community

center in South Fork July 19-21. Professional loggers and amateurs

compete in events such as axe throwing and the very loud hotsaw

contest. Also featured are crafts, live music and children’s

events. Call 873-5512 or see www.southfork.org.

84 COVERED WAGON DAYS — Del Norte honors its

western heritage with the 46th Annual Covered Wagon Days

August 1-4. The Saturday parade includes antique tractors,

horse-drawn carriages and floats. Firefighters serve pancakes and

sausage after the parade. Put on Victorian era dress and enter the

costume contest, and don’t miss the Saturday night dance. Call

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