Your Guide to: Sports, Entertainment and Family Fun!

  • Kids Biking Essentials

    Spring has sprung and warmer weather is on the horizon, which means bike season is upon us! As you ready yourself for the transition from turns on spring corn to hero dirt, we have some of the season’s go-to gear to help you bring the [...]

  • Off Roading The Sand Dunes

    Article & Photos b y URGGuide Field Editor Ryan Michelle Scavo Great Sand Dunes National Park is one of the many gems of the San Luis Valley. Resting on the far east side of the valley below the impressive and rugged Sangre de Cristo peaks, the park boasts [...]

  • Fly Fishing the Upper Rio Grande

    Browns, 'Bows, Brookies & Cutthroat - that's what fly fishing in the San Luis Valley is all about! If you're looking for an easy-to-access, trout-packed stream for your next fly fishing destination, consider a visit tot he trail waters of Big Meadows Reservoir in [...]

  • Mountain Biking Penitente Recreation Area

    Are you ready for nearly 30 miles of purpose-built mountain biking trails at 8,000 feet above sea level? From rocky canyon lands and slick rock drops to technical ascents, fast and smooth descent, and breath-taking views of the San Luis Valley, the double and single [...]

  • Fly Fishing Hatch Chart

    Fly Fishing Gold These days, a different kind of gold can be found in the San Luis Valley.  The mighty Rio Grande River offers miles of gold medal fishing and some of the most challenging fishing in Colorado.  It's pristine waters, cool mountain air and [...]

  • Fishing on the Rio Grande

    The Rio Grande is truly one of the best “unknown” rivers in America. That is to say, a crowded day on the Grande may resemble a very quiet day on another river. Drift boats frequent the river during the float season, leaving plenty of room [...]

  • The Historic Windsor Hotel

    Gold and silver discoveries near Summitville in 1870 fueled the mining rush to the San Luis Valley. While other mining settlements quickly followed at Creede and Bonanza, the history of the Valley’s settlement was greatly influenced by the railroad, farming, ranching, and timber. Armed with [...]

  • Silver Thread Scenic Byway

    Length: 117 Miles Driving Time: 3 hours The Silver Thread Scenic Byway has been designated as a U.S. Forest Service National Scenic Byway and connects Creede, Lake City, and South Fork. Silver Thread gets its name not only from the rich veins of silver ore [...]

  • Family Fun Hikes

    There are so many family friendly places to explore throughout the San Luis Valley.  Below are some of our favorite spots for a fun family outing, come explore our piece of colorful Colorado! Logo Overlook and Continental Divide 4 mi - Moderate Poage Lake Great [...]

  • Great Sand Dunes National Monument

    Throughout the history of the San Luis Valley one of the most notable and beloved sites has been the Great Sand Dunes National Park. The park became a national monument in 1932 and a national park and preserve in 2000-2004 to protect the park. Many [...]

8200 Mountain Sports

8200 Mountain Sports is South Fork’s #1 summer Fly Shop, Paddle Shop and Sporting Good store. Our Fly Shop is fully stocked with all the best products, along with a staff of anglers that know all the local fishing info. We offer the largest selection of rafts, kayaks, fishing kayaks, SUP’s for sale and for rent, including a full line of gear to go with it. In addition, 8200 also carries a variety of outdoor clothing and gear along with accessories such as hats, water bottles, fishing gear, T-shirts, hoodies, ball caps, souvenirs and so much more.

8200 Mountain Sports is also your headquarters for Mountain Man Rafting and South Fork Anglers, both delivering world class fun on the Rio Grande River and beyond.

Phone: 719-873-1977
Monday – Saturday: 9:00 – 5:30
Sunday: 10:00 – 4:00
30923 W. Hwy 160
South Fork, CO 81154
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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

There is so much to do and see in the San Luis Valley!  Come join us for a fun time at  an upcoming event,
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