National Wildlife Refuges

The unique ecosystems of the San Luis Valley have a plethora of birds and waterfowl. A tapestry of wetlands and agricultural fields are filled with the sounds of cranes, geese, ducks and more, including deer and elk herds. The San Luis Valley has two national wildlife refuges open to the public, the Alamosa National Wildlife [...]

Riding the Rails

Rio Grande Scenic Railroad The Rio Grande Scenic Railroad takes you from Alamosa to La Veta or to the top of La Veta pass for some entertainment and back again. This passenger train is located in Alamosa, CO, just a short 45 minutes from Aspen Ridge RV Park. Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad The Cumbres [...]

Scenic Drives

There is no shortage of beauty to behold in the San Luis Valley. Aspen Ridge RV Park is right in the middle of it all and a great place to venture out from. Sometimes being able to sit back and enjoy the ride makes for the perfect day. There are a lot of pathways through [...]


What is a vacation without a good round of golf. There are three great courses in the San Luis Valley. The Rio Grande Club The Rio Grande Club is an 18 hole private golf course set amidst the mountain scenery that South Fork is known for. It is just 5 minutes away from Aspen Ridge [...]

Rock Climbing

Aspen Ridge RV Park puts you just 35 minutes away from one of Colorado's premier rock climbing areas that is internationally known for its 300 rock climbing routes and is a Special Recreation Management Area (SMRA). Penitente Canyon area includes Penitente, Rock Garden, Sidewinder, and Witches Canyons all boasting a high concentration of world class [...]


Aspen Ridge places you in the best central location to choose your trail for the day. It is your pace and your adventure. We guarantee that no two hiking adventures are the same. There are so many area trails to choose from, below are a couple of our favorite ones. Big Fir Hike Just a [...]

Horseback Riding

South Fork is a wonderful place to explore the west on Horseback. The scenery is beautiful whether in an open valley or up in the mountains. There are several trails in the area that cater to horseback riding and are often shared with people on ATVs, hikers and mountain bikers. We have some wonderful Horseback [...]

Mountain Biking

Once again, Aspen Ridge places you in the middle of it all! If exploring the mountains on two wheels is what you enjoy, you've come to the right place. The Upper Rio Grande area provides and amazing variety of trails, from high alpine singletrack to slickrock, there is something for everyone. If riding through the [...]


The Rio Grande River is just less than at 1/4 of a mile away from Aspen Ridge RV Park. The Rio Grande River is the second longest river system in the United States. South Fork just happens to be located at the headwaters where the absolute best fishing to be found in the state. In [...]

Chimney Rock

Chimney Rock became the 103rd National Monument in September 2012. This national monument sits on 4,726 acres of the San Juan National Forest and borders the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. This gem is an intimate, off-the-beaten-path archaeological site that will have you waling in the footsteps of the Ancestral Puebloans of the Chaco Canyon. Enjoy [...]

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