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
Great Fishing Spot! – 1/4 mi – Easy
Del Norte Trails
Lookout Mountain Loop – 2.2 mi – Easy
Lookout Mountain Summit – 1.14 mi – Moderate
Alamosa National Wildlife Refuge
Rio Grande Nature Trail – 2 Miles – Easy
Zapata Falls Trail #852
1/2 mi – Moderate
Lake Fork Trail #836
3.7 mi – Easy to Moderate
1/2 mi – Easy
Big Meadows Reservoir
Hike Around the Lake – 2 mi – Easy / Moderate
Directions: From South Fork, Colorado, take Highway 160 for 13 miles west, turn onto Forest Road 410 SW, and go 1.8 miles to Big Meadows Campground.
Spruce Lakes Trail #710
3/4 mi – Upper Lake from Big Meadows
Hunter Lake Trail #800 – Road Closed due to washout.
Moose Sightings! – 1 mi – Easy / Moderate
Largest Fir Tree in Rio Grande Forest
1/3 mi – Easy / Moderate
Near Beaver Creek Reservoir’s Cross Creek Campground. Follow the signs to #812-Cross Creek trail and Big Tree trail south of campground takes you to the largest tree in the Rio Grande NF – 66″ diameter
Directions: In South Fork, CO, at intersection of Hwy 149 and US 160, take US 160 west 1.4 miles to Beaver Creek Rd. sign (Forest Rd. 20). Turn left onto Beaver Creek Rd. and go 6.4 miles to campground sign. Turn left at sign into campground. NOTE: Forest Rd. 20 becomes gravel after 4 miles.
La Garita Wagon Tracks/Natural Arch
1/2 mi – Easy