Trails Groomed by South Fork Nordic
To Get There: From the intersection of CO-149 and US-160 in South Fork, go west on US-160 for 1.4 miles, turn left on RG County 20 (Beaver Reservoir Rd) for 1.7 mile. The trailhead parking lot will be on your right.
We put extensive effort into grooming this trail (2-3 times per week) to provide optimum conditions for skate and stride cross country skiers. Please skis only on this trail. Hikers, dogs, snowshoes, and fat tire bikes are encouraged to use these alternate trails located in the immediate vicinity: Beaver Mtn Trail (0.5 mi NE), Church Creek Trail (1.4 mi. NE), Trout Creek Trail (0.4 mi. NW), and Tweksberry Trail (2.2 mi. SW).
The trail consists of 2.5 mi. of "Easy" Terrain (out and back on the Guard Station and Parking Lot Loops) and an additional 1.8 mi. of "More Difficult" Terrain comprising the Upper and Lower Bench Loops. Extensive effort goes into this trail as we mow these trails prior to snowfall and even do a fair amount of snow hauling to maintain the trail on a few south facing "trouble spots".
South Fork Guard Station
To Get There: Home Lake is located East of the Home Lake Veterans Center (3749 Sherman Ave, Monte Vista). From Monte Vista go 2 mi. East on Sherman Blvd or from Hwy 160 go 1 mi. North on N. County Rd. 3E.
This is lake skiing. We try to incorporate quite a few turns and loops on this trail and it's the perfect flat to work on your technique. The snow holds up well on the ice even when temps are above freezing. All we need is thick enough ice to support the groomer and just an inch or two of snow and we have an excellent ski trail. This is a Colorado Parks and Wildlife State Wildlife Area so a hunting/fishing license or SWA pass is encouraged.
To Get There: From the intersection of CO-149 and US-160, go west on US-160 for 1.4 miles, turn left on RG County 20 (Beaver Reservoir Rd) for 5.0 mile.
This is lake skiing and a great alternative when lack of snow prevents us from using the South Fork Guard Station Trail. We groom this location sporadically and only when we have limited options. The trail is located on the far south edge of the lake a fair distance away from the ice fishers which can be numerous on sunny weekends. It's fun to visit with the ice fishers and often times you can improve their outing by letting them know where the fish are being caught. The trail is apprx 2.4 miles out and back.
Other Grooming Locations
Please stay current on early season skiing opportunities by consistently checking our Grooming Report section of the website. We are always eager to work with Wolf Creek Ski Area and other Nordic Clubs to provide early season skiing.