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Beautiful Rental Houses for Your Next Rico Vacation

Rico, a small, former mining town, is located in Southwestern Colorado, and it is a great place for a family vacation. Your next vacation to Rico will be a great one when you stay at a rental house or condo. These properties have wonderful amenities including cable television, internet access, outdoor grills, and free parking to help you feel as comfortable as at home.

Explore the Town’s Living History

Rico, an old mining town still has relics from the past throughout the small downtown area. Original buildings still stand from days when mining was a major part of Rico. The buildings are in various states of repair, but you can still get up close and visit many of them. Visitors can get a real sense of what life was like in the mining days. For railroad enthusiasts, there is also an old depot and railroad grade along the Delores River.

Explore the Outdoors in Rico

There are many outdoor activities that you can participate in while visiting Rico. The Lizard Head Wilderness Area is a great place for hikers of all abilities. Trails and wildlife are abundant so a camera is essential. Mountain biking is also popular. You can bike along old mining roads or the single-track trails over the pass to Telluride. Many will also enjoy fishing in the Delores River while others will enjoy hunting. Four wheel all-terrain vehicles are popular methods of getting around in the forests surrounding Rico. In the winter months, some may enjoy cross country skiing in the backcountry natural areas surrounding Rico.

Dining and Night Life

The small downtown area has several great places to eat and be entertained. The Argentine Grille at the Historic Rico Hotel offers many different types of international fare. From Moroccan leg of lamb to enchiladas with a variety of American food as well, this place serves a bit of everything and does it all well. In addition, the Enterprise Bar and Grille offers a great atmosphere with a rustic interior. This is a bar, but they also offer a nice menu. There is often entertainment in the evenings. For further evening entertainment in Rico, visit the Rico Theatre & Cafe which offers live performances in another spruced-up, turn-of-the-century structure.

Ride the Scenic Railway

The Durango Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad takes passengers on a scenic ride. The 45-minute ride goes through canyons and peaks with a steam-powered engine. Passengers should make advance reservations for train rides from May through October. In addition, there are some special winter trains, weather permitting.

The Weather in Rico

Winters in Rico are cold and snowy. The average high temperatures in the winter months are in the 30s. Rico receives an average of 169 inches of snow each year. Spring and fall temperatures are in the 50s and low 60s. Summers are warmer with average high temperatures in the mid-70s. Some days will rise into the 80s. The best time of year to visit Rico is the summer unless you plan to engage in winter sports in Rico or nearby areas.

The Best Ways to Get to Rico

Some people choose to drive to Rico, Colorado. It is a long drive for many so others choose to rent a car to avoid excess mileage on their personal cars. Many decided that it is easier to fly to Rico. These people would have to take a plane to Telluride Regional Airport. This is about a 40-minute drive from Rico, so you will have to secure ground transportation in the form of a taxi, shuttle, or rental car. A final option is to travel to Rico via bus. There is a Greyhound Bus station in Rico for the convenience of passengers.

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                                                                                                      Our family has been vacationing in the South Fork area for the last 30 years. For the past 10 years we have been staying in cabins instead of RV. The Beaver Mountain Property (Bozeta) has been the best cabin that we have rented---HANDS DOWN!!!! It was very conveniently located just outside of Southfork and very accessible for all of our day trips to Pagosa Springs, Creede, and Lake City. We all love to fish so the cabin was also close to Tucker Ponds, Big Meadows, and river fishing. However, this was our first trip to South Fork in August and the fishing was NOT as good as previous years when we went in June and July. The cabin was very accommodating and very well maintained. I could only dream of a home this gorgeous!!! It was beautifully decorated in fishing and bear decor, comfortable, and most importantly very clean. We felt like we were at HOME, but in the awesome, majestic mountains of Colorado. We definitely will consider this property for rental for future trips to South Fork, Colorado. Thank you Jim and Monica for sharing your awesome cabin with our family. Can't wait till we can come back and we will definitely be sharing your amazing cabin with all our friends and family. Sincerely, Michael and Cindy Pope, Crowell, Texas
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                                                                                                      Very clean, perfect place for two people!

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                                                                                                      We had a great time. We grilled and ate most of our meals at the cabin. A great, quiet place to hang out after golfing and hiking. The views were great too!
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                                                                                                      What a fantastic Colorado vacation home. GREAT location near to both summer and winter activities. It's a home away from home--clean and cute with great beds and plenty of space. If you're looking for a headquarters for your mountain vacation, you won't do better than this South Fork cabin. My family and I can't wait to go back!!!!!
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