A trickle of water flows downhill at the base of Canby Mtn. It gathers steam and by the time it reaches Rio Grande County, Colorado, the river dashes and splashes through a rock-lined channel worthy of fishermen and river rafts.

ATV-friendly South Fork serves as Your base camp to adventure! Head into the San Juan Mountain Range for hiking, fishing, trail riding and skiing adventures.

Del Norte, 15 miles downstream, has been called the gateway to the San Juans and to the rich history of the San Luis Valley. Here, you will find new mountain bike trails, a brewpub and a charming downtown.

Monte Vista, another 15 miles further and centrally located, is near Wildlife Refuges and home of Stampede Rodeo, oldest Pro Rodeo in Colorado. Monte Vista offers great food, lodging and golfing.

Summer events in Rio Grande County include rodeos, car shows, Independence Day fireworks on July 3 and 4, Logger Days, Ski-Hi Stampede, Covered Wagon Days, Rhythms on the Rio Music Festival, 12 Hours of Penitence Mountain Bike Race and much more! Check our website, riograndecountry.com, for a complete list of all of this summer’s festivals and events with current dates and more information!

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