Area Attractions

Located in the heart of the 2 million acres of Rio Grande National Forest, outdoor recreation opportunites abound throughout the year. In addition to nearby activities and attractions found with in the San Luis Valley of Southern Colorado.

South Fork, Colorado is located 3 miles north of Riverbend Resort, and offers a variety of restaurants, gift shops, sporting goods stores, Fly-Fishing and River Rafting guides. Visitors will also find Horseback Riding, Mountain Bike and Jeep Rentals in the area.


Downhill Skiing & Snowboarding at Wolf Creek Ski Area “The Most Snow in Colorado" is located only 15 miles from Riverbend Resort. Guests can enjoy reduced price adult lift tickets.


Snowmobilers will also delight in the deep powder in the surrounding hills, with over 250 miles of groomed trails.


Hiking Trails guests can easily access Trout Creek less than 1/4 mile from our Resort, plus many other trails of various lengths and difficulty nearby.


Multiple ATV Trails can also be found nearby, as well as easy riding along any of the forestry roads in the area. Rentals are available in South Fork at Twin Pines Motor Sports & the Outdoor Depot.

Back country enthusiasts can also rent a Jeep at Elk Country.


Mtn. Bikers will find a mecca of world class riding, plus great challenging trails just outside Del Norte, CO.


Golf the Rio Grande Club - a championship 18 hole course, just 5 miles away.




Creede Colorado is located 25 miles from Riverbend Resort, a historic silver mining town featuring driving tours, shops, and the Creede Repetory Theatre; A Nationally renowned theatre offering plays, musicals & concerts performed in a 1930s venue with regional art displayed in the lobby.

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve is located less than an hours drive from Riverbend. Don't forget to check out the Colorado Gator Farm, while you are in the neighborhood.