South Park Historical Foundation, Inc., 100 4th Street PO Box 634,
Fairplay, CO 80440
Click for map
Dates/Hours available: 24/7
The City of South Park
In the center of Colorado, at an elevation of 8,500 feet, lies a beautiful valley, surrounded on all sides by majestic mountain ranges. The valley, lush with vegetation and supplied by water from the North, Middle and South Forks of the South Platte River, supported huge herds of game and colonies of smaller animals, such as beaver, muskrat, otter and bobcat. In the midst of this bounty, the Ute Indian made his summer camp. He successfully battled Cheyenne, Arapahoe, and Comanche for exclusive possession of his domain.