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South Fork

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South Fork (1876, 8,190 feet) was built around a large lumber mill that still sustains the hamlet. An old general store and an abandoned D&RG water tank survive from the glory days of narrow-gauge steam railroading. Here U.S. 160 intersects the scenic Silver Thread Byway (Colorado 149), which leads to Wagon Wheel Gap and the mining town of Creede in Mineral County.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel

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