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2021 VISITORS GUIDE

Creede & Mineral County

THE LAST GREAT PLACE


HELLO TRAVELERS

Hello! And welcome to Creede; “The Last Great Place!” Inside, you will find an abundance of resources aimed to assist you in planning and fully enjoying your time in Creede. Visit a museum, dine in one of our delicious restaurants, or fish the Rio Grande’s Gold Medal Waters; catch a live production of the nationally recognized Creede Repertory Theatre, shop, enjoy the solitude of Rio Grande National Forest, or take in the fall colors along the Silver Thread Scenic & Historic Byway. I am confident you will love your time in Creede!

This year our Chamber of Commerce celebrates 36 successful years of encouraging, fostering, and protecting the growth and integrity of our area through careful economic and community planning and promotion. Stop by the Visitors Center to say, “Howdy!” and check out our Town Model of North Creede from 1892 when mining was at its peak. Enjoy your vacation; relax, unwind, reconnect with your family, and make vivid happy memories of your time in Creede! Safe Travels and Have Fun!!

KMurphy

Kathleen Murphy, Executive Director

Creede & Mineral County Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center

Published by the Creede & Mineral County Chamber of Commerce. PO Box 580 / 904 S. Main Street Creede, CO 81130 ∙ www.creede.com 719-658-2374 ∙ office@creede.com ∙ Design & Layout by B4 Studio, LLC. Printed by B&B Printers, Gunnison, Colorado. ©2021 Creede & Mineral County Chamber of Commerce. All rights reserved. This guide may not be reproduced in whole or in part without written approval from the publisher. The cost of this publication has been provided entirely by Creede & Mineral County Chamber of Commerce members and area advertisers.

Front Cover Photos: Main Street Donkey Dash by B4 Studio, LLC. Fall Colors by Bob Seago. South Clear Creek Falls by Bob Seago. Willow Creek Winter by Bob Seago. Back Cover: Charcoal/Pastel “Where there are Mountains, there is Magic. Where there is Magic, There finds Creede” by Nathanial Anderson. This Page: Creede Night Sky by TN Taddeucci


Paintings and Prints by Stephen Quiller w Capturing the Spirit of the San Juans Clay Forms, Wood Forms, and Sculpture by Southwest Artists

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SUMMER SEASON — OPEN DAILY PO Box 160 w 110 Main Street w Creede, Colorado 81130 w 719.658.2741

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VISIT CREEDE

Known for its mining history, the area surrounding Creede is one of many mysteries and small surprises, sure to catch the attention of anyone wishing to experience something all their own. Tailored to fit your schedule, each of these activities will fill a full or half day!

Hike the ‘Up and Over’

The most well-known hike in the area can be hiked in either direction. The trailhead is across La Garita Street from Downstream Gas & Mercantile (where you can pick up drinks and snacks for your hike!). Three quarters of a mile later and 800 feet up, you’ll reach the pinnacles that tower above Main Street. Find a rock and take a break while you look down on town and the valleys of the Creede Caldera. If you’re hiking with younger kids, head back the way you came. Otherwise descend the “over” side, through pine trees and along the mountainside - there are a few steeper drop-offs that require attentive hiking. Keep right at two forks to come down into East Willow and North Creede. From there, stroll less than a mile downhill back to town.

Walking and Shopping in Downtown Creede!

Stroll up and down our historic Main Street and explore the town of Creede. Venture into our wide-range of shops. From sporting goods to jewelry, gourmet shops, clothing and basic supplies, our eclectic offerings have something for everyone!

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Mines & Memories The Blue Yak Salon & Boutique Downstream Gas & Mercantile Loverings / JThompson Gallery Wild Beaver Emporium Creede Olive Oil Company Creede Trading Company Kentucky Belle Market San Juan Sports Rio Grande Angler Elk County Ooh La Spa Wander Off Broadway Ramble House The Holy Moses Tomkins Hardware Abbey Lane Gallery Creede & Mineral County Visitor Guide


Creede Art and Galleries In a Day

Spend a day in Creede’s galleries which exhibit the works of some of the finest artists in the state. Creede was awarded the Governors Award for Best Arts Town in Colorado in 2010. Wander leisurely through Abbey Lane Gallery, C. Waters Gallery, Loverings, Quiller Gallery, and The Studios at Bristol!

Treat Yo’ Self!

Get pampered in Creede. Start a relaxing morning with a pastry and hot latte from Coffee On The Fly while you consider the wide variety of services available: The Blue Yak Salon offers hair colorings and cuts for both men and women and a boutique shop! Ooh La Spa & Boutique offers a full range of nail services in addition to facials, waxing, massages, haircuts and coloring, spray tanning, and a full retail shop. Mel will surely have some of her famous Ooh La Scrubs whipped up; be sure to get one!

Above: Commodore Mines on the Bachelor Loop Left: View of Creede from the Up & Over Right: Taste of Creede Festival of Fine Arts & Dining Photos by B4 Studio

Into the Back Country

Stoney Pass? Alpine Loop? Wheeler Geologic Area? Or any other of our hundreds of back country roads? Venture out in your 4x4 or ATV! There are lots of options for rentals. Cottonwood Cove or Elk Country Jeeps for jeep rentals; Creede ATV or Snowshoe Lodge rents ATVs and/or UTVs. Looking for a guided adventure? Check out Mountain Skillz! Have a blast in the back country!

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Hike Inspiration Point

In the summer – an early morning start is essential if you want to enjoy this hike. This trail offers beautiful views of town and amazing vistas of the Rio Grande valley. Make sure to acclimate to the altitude before setting off on this hike! Take plenty of snacks and water! It can be strenuous but well worth it! Before your hike, make reservations for dinner. After a big hike, enjoy a fabulous meal – you earned it!

Stargazing in Creede

Nine out of ten people say the best place for stargazing in Mineral County is to just look up! High elevation, low humidity and lack of light pollution create the perfect conditions for viewing the Milky Way, witnessing a meteor shower, or night-hiking by the light of the full moon.

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Grab dinner to go, and take a gorgeous drive up Pool Table Road toward Hansen’s Mill: from Creede, travel 7.3 miles east out of town on HWY 149 towards South Fork. Turn left onto Pool Table Road/FR600. Find the perfect spot to spend the evening gazing at the Milky Way: exceptionally bright in our dark skies. The Bachelor Loop Historic Tour is the 17-mile drive through a historic mining district above Creede. The tour takes you across mine locations from the 1890s and abandoned ghost towns that once rivaled Creede in size. Several stopping points present sparkly lights in the valley below, mirrored by the stars above. For a completely dark experience, Love Lake is a small, majestic lake surrounded by mountain scenery. From Creede, travel 7 miles west on Hwy 149 towards Lake City. Turn left and travel southwest on

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Forest Road 523 for 10 miles and you will come right to the Love Lake parking lot. Enjoy some of the biggest views of our glorious night sky.

A Day of Water Falls

Fall Color Car Tours

Horseback Riding

Trails galore interlace the stunning San Juan’s around Creede and throughout Mineral County. What better way to spend a day than viewing it all from the back of a horse? The following offer guided horseback rides: Freemon’s Guest Ranch, Frazier Outfitters, and Cottonwood Cove. After a day of riding, head back to town and relax on the patio at Kip’s Grill with a delicious burger or baja tacos and live music!

Our golden hues of fall are most pleasing to the eye; be sure to pack your camera! Five of our favorite places to enjoy the fall colors: • Silver Thread Scenic Byway • Bachelor Loop Tour • Pool Table Road • Rio Grande Reservoir • Love Lake

A Day for a Matinee

Hike to Phoenix Park

Left: Inspiration Point View of East Willow by Bob Seago. Above, Top: Night Sky by Wendy Naugle Above: Horseback Riding at Cottonwood Cove by Kacie Sparks. Middle, Top: Fall Colors & Rio Grande Pyramid by Bob Seago Middle, Middle: Phoenix Park Waterfall by Steve Hall Right, Middle: North Clear Creek Falls by B4 Studio Right, Bottom: Creede Repertory Theatre

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Check out the most photographed waterfall in Colorado! North Clear Creek Falls is stunning, and accessible to all just off of Hwy 149; but don’t forget about its smaller sibling, South Clear Creek Falls, just a couple miles away. Park in the back of the Silver Thread Campground and find a 900 ft trail leading down to the falls. Continue south on Highway 149 and visit the Studios at Bristol for beautiful artwork and handcrafted items. Next, enjoy a delicious burger and shake from Freemon’s Guest Ranch and General Store.

Start your hike at the Phoenix Park Trailhead or Jeep/ATV and go 2 miles up to the old miner’s cabin. The trail leads you to another set of Creede’s famous waterfalls. Wildflowers will be bursting with color in the summer, and you may be lucky enough to spot a moose so don’t forget your camera! Head to town for some people-watching and a delicious burger or hot dog from The Best Little Dog House on Main Street!

Enjoy a delicious sandwich and soup from Cafe Ole for lunch. Then head to an outdoor matinee with the Creede Repertory Theatre! With a fantastic line-up for the current (outdoor) season, our nationally-acclaimed theatre is one-of-a-kind!

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Mountain Biking

Deep Creek Trail is a fantastic trail for mountain biking. After carrying your bike across a small bridge a couple miles into the trail, you’ll find yourself in a lush forest. In the late summer and early fall, take a few minutes to stop and collect wild raspberries! Be sure to pack plenty of water and snacks for your adventure. After a day of riding, have dinner on the patio at the newly updated Pizzeria 8852!

Night Life In Creede

Start with a fantastic meal at Arp’s at the Creede Hotel. While enjoying dessert (catered by the Bristol Head Bakery), you might watch Creede Repertory Theatre’s new Cabaret show or their late night outdoor improv show – Boomtown! 10

Then go around the corner to the Tommyknocker for varied live music offerings and late night hops and spirits.

Fern Creek Trail

Spend the morning hiking Fern Creek Trail. The West Fork Fire Complex came frighteningly close to Creede a few years ago. This hike offers an opportunity to truly view the cycle of recovery. Hike among the burned standing trees and new ground growth. Purple fireweed is bursting in the summer months and creates a dramatic contrast to the surrounding landscape. This hike is one you won’t find elsewhere! The area can also be explored via ATV/UTV.

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Rockhounding in Mineral County

Mineral deposits made the Rocky Mountains famous! Native Americans used them; explorers were enticed by the wealth they promised; prospectors were rewarded; and industries born. Settlements exploded with the boom and faded to memory when the US adopted the gold standard and the silver market crashed. Stop by the Visitor Center for rockhounding maps. After prospecting, head back into Creede and enjoy lunch or dinner at the Blue Moose Cafe! Top, Left: Single Track Mountain Biking by John Goss Top: After the Burn at Fern Creek by Bob Seago Middle: Winter Night Creede by Michael Frascella Right: Creede Donkey Dash on the Bachelor Loop by Bob Seago

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This scenic and historic drive is one of Colorado’s hidden gems. Connecting three counties and crossing the Continental Divide twice (at Spring Creek Pass and Slumgullion), it’s truly one of a kind. North Clear Creek Falls is right off the highway, and is one of the ‘most photographed waterfalls in Colorado.’ For good reason — it’s breathtaking! Enjoy shopping and dining in towns along the way. Do not forget your camera – you will have lots of photo-ops at scenic pull-outs and interpretive sites. Be sure to pick up a guidebook at the Visitor Center.

Follow the Silver Thread as it weaves in and out of towns full of remarkable stories, pulled from a rich history, alluring outdoor adventures, and stunning scenery.

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Pick up a Guidebook at the Visitor Center!

DRIVE THE HISTORIC BACHELOR LOOP This 17-mile self driving loop begins and ends in town and takes you 2000 feet above Creede. A journey into our mining past and an exploration of Creede’s scenic wonders, it has something for everyone. Drive past mines that were part of the 1890’s Silver Boom. Walk through the old Bachelor town site, once home to over 1500 people! Stop at Last Chance Mine and take an underground mine tour. Look for wildlife (especially moose!) at the Allen’s Crossing beaver ponds (particularly stunning with fall colors!). Don’t forget your camera! Hungry now? Get some loaded mac-n-cheese and a fried pie from The Mac Mine back in town. Yum! 16

Mine Building Above West Willow Creek by Bob Seago

Tips for Driving the Loop • Allow at least 1 hour for the tour. • The road has some narrow stretches and

steep grades that require caution; check road conditions during inclement weather.

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driving the tour starting south of town, in order to descend the steepest areas.

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private. Please respect the posted signs and do not trespass or wander beyond fences.

• Remember, car driving up the hill has the right-of-way

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Top: Rio Grande Reservoir in the Fall by Gin Getz Above: Mountain Man Rafting on the Rio Grande

Spend the day at the Headwaters of the Rio Grande River

Twenty miles (30 minutes) outside of Creede, turn left off of Hwy 149 onto FS Rd 520 and make the drive to the Rio Grande Reservoir, particularly beautiful in September. Hike, fish, and picnic in this gorgeous area. Grab lunch supplies from the Kentucky Belle Market before heading out and finish the day with delicious ice cream from Freemon’s General Store.

Rafting

We have guided and rental options for rafting on the Rio Grande! For guided trips, check out Mountain Man Rafting (their shop is located in South Fork, but they offer trips starting in Creede). www.creede.com

Top: Fly fishing at 4UR Ranch Above: American Basin Wildflowers by Bob Seago

Be sure to wear a life jacket - that water can be COLD! Before you head out, stop at Coffee on the Fly for a delicious hot drink! After a full day of rafting, grab dinner at Pizzeria 8852 on Main Street!

Fishing on the Rio Grande

Spend the day on a guided fishing trip with the Ramble House or the Rio Grande Angler! Our local shops are stocked with expertise, licenses (Ramble House), and all the gear you’ll need! The local Forest Service Office has maps showing public access areas along the river for wade fishing. Make reservations to dine riverside at Antlers Lodge, where a delicious meal enjoyed with family or friends is the perfect end to a fun-filled fishing day! 17


Creede History & Museums In A Day

Start your day at the Visitor’s Center on the south end of Main Street. Check out the scale model of North Creede from 1892. Walk over to Mines & Memories with its extensive collection of artifacts and photographs from the old silver mines. Your next stop is the Creede Historical Museum, located at the old depot in Basham Park, where you can get to know our wild west past. Your final stop is the Underground Mining Museum and their excellent tours. It’s carved into the mountain, just up the canyon, north of downtown Creede!

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Hike the Hobbit Trail

This hike is the favorite of many locals. Before you head to the trail – stop at the Kentucky Belle Market for drinks and snacks. This hike starts about 2½ miles north of town along the Bachelor Loop. The trail takes you to the top of Campbell Mountain and overlooks East Willow and a few old mining structures (including the Kentucky Belle mine!). Experienced hikers might opt to clamber down the last two hundred yards for a spectacular view of Creede. After your hike, kick back

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on the Tommyknocker Tavern’s deck with a cold drink, a fresh salad, and delicious BBQ. We recommend their Molly S, a sweetand-spicy sandwich named after another of the mines you might spy on your hike!

Lake City for a Day

Take a drive to Lake City along the Silver Thread Byway. Make sure to check out Lake San Cristobal when heading in. It’s the second largest body of water in Colorado. Swing by local shops for delicious treats. Jeep and ATV rentals are available from Lake City Auto & Sports. Rent one for a day and head to American Basin, known for its spectacular display of Alpine wildflowers. Note, the drive is difficult but gorgeous.

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Wheeler Geological Area - all photos by B4 Studio

Spend a Day at Wheeler

Hidden deep in the National Forest is Wheeler Geologic Area, an area so strange, it is referred to as “The City of Gnomes,” “White Shrouded Ghosts,” and “Dante’s Lost Souls.” The journey is approximately 20 miles round trip, with the final mile hiking only.  Luckily, there are two trails to get there.  Both offer completely different experiences.  An experienced offroader will enjoy the challenges posed by the 7-mile long, sometimes muddy, often narrow, rough and rocky road (we recommend taking a Jeep or ATV). A hiker will appreciate the quiet solitude afforded by the shorter, 5-mile hiking trail. While the trek in can be difficult, what awaits the traveler are haunting and virtually impenetrable badlands.  A unique and natural phenomenon, Wheeler Geologic Area was born approximately 30 million years ago when the LaGarita Caldera exploded and sent volcanic ash into the atmosphere.  The ash settled in the LaGaritas

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and created a vista of sandstone-like spires, domes and pinnacles. Wheeler was Colorado’s first National Monument, but the designation was removed to decrease traffic and help preserve it’s fragile ecosystem. Please, treat this precious area with care!

Wheeler is an all-day trip: pick up breakfast from MJ’s Cafe, pack plenty of snacks and bring your lunch. Some hike in and camp out at the trail head – make it an over night trip!

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Shopping Guide

Open Year-Round

Open Year-Round

Monte Vista Coop

1901 E Hwy 160, Monte Vista 719-852-5181 • mvcoop.com

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Ooh La Spa & Boutique

289 S Main St • 719-658-3070 oohlaspacreede.com

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Orange Door Studio

719-850-2194 orangedoorstudio.com

Quiller Gallery

110 N Main St • 719-658-2741 quillergallery.com

8200 Sports

30923 HWY 160, South Fork 719-873-1977 • 8200sports.com

Abbey Lane Gallery

131 N Main St • 719-658-2736

Alamosa Home

630 Main St, Alamosa • 719-5862030 • alamosahome.com

Antlers Rio Grande Lodge

26222 Hwy 149 • 719-658-2423 antlerslodge.com

Rainbow Grocery

30359 Hwy 160, South Fork • 719- X 873-5174 • rainbowsouthfork.biz

Blue Creek Lodge

11682 Hwy 149 • 719-658-2479 bluecreeklodgecreede.com

Ramble House

116 N Main St • 719-658-2482 creedeflyfishing.com

Cottonwood Cove Lodge

13046 Hwy 149, South Fork 719-658-2242 • cottonwoodcove.com

Rio Grande Angler

13 S Main St • 719-658-2955 riograndeangler.com

Creede Olive Oil

104 N Main St • 719-658-2443 creedeoliveoil.com

San Juan Sports

102 S Main St • 719-658-2359 sanjuansports.com

Creede Trading Post

11 S Main St • 719-658-0925

San Juan T-Shirt Co

C. Waters Gallery

719-588-8484

103 W 2nd St • 719-658-2359 sanjuansports.com

The Blue Yak Salon & Boutique

107 S Main St • 719-658-2500 theblueyaksalon.com

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The Holy Moses

121 N Main St • 719-658-2848

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The Studios at Bristol

39542 Hwy 149 • 719-658-0121 www.kathykillip.com

Tomkins Hardware & Lumber

127 N Main St • 719-658-2240 ww3.truevalue.com/tomkins

Underground Mining Museum

#9 FSRD 503 • 719-658-0811 X undergroundminingmuseum.com

Downstream Gas & Merc. 117 E 7th • 719-658-2480 Ed Knight Photo

719-658-0182 • edknightphoto.com

Elk Country Boutique

102 N Main St • 719-658-2210

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Freemon’s General Store 39284 Hwy 149 • 719-658-2454 freemonsranch.com

Lovering’s Gallery

111 N Main St • 719-658-0880 jthompsongallery.com

Kentucky Belle Market

Second and Main • 719-658-2526 X kentuckybellemarket.com

Last Chance Mine

504 Last Chance Mine Rd, Creede

Wander Off Broadway

129 N Main St • 719-658-0368

Mines & Memories

708 S Main St • 719-658-2370

Wild Beaver Mountain Man Emporium

243 S Main St • 719-588-9541 www.mountainmanemporium.com

& Janet R Thompson Studio

www.creede.com

719-238-7959 • lastchancemine.com

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Play Golf

Check out how far your drive goes at 8200 feet! The Rio Grande Club & Resort, in South Fork, has an award-winning golf course with a combination of sandstone outcroppings, pine and cottonwood groves, and a challenging shot over the Rio Grande! After a round, satisfy your appetite at the on-site restaurant. Follow up with a stop at Rainbow Grocery for fuel and a huge selection of fishing flies and fly-tying gear, fishing and hunting licenses, boots, clothing, and camping and outdoor gear. They even stock a variety of prospecting tools. Thar’s gold in them-thar hills!

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Get Married!

The area offers incredible mountain venues for your next intimate gathering or grand affair! Guest ranches, intimate churches, a regal golf course, or any one of our thousands of acres of public land could serve as the backdrop for the most important day of your life! For our size, Creede has a surprisingly large number of award-winning group lodging establishments and just as many quality restaurants offering family-style dining and/or catering. We recommend 8852 Events for planning services, Little Elaine Photography, and Bristol Head Bakery. Visit creede.com for more!

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Make Your Mark

Volunteering While You’re Here! Headwaters Alliance coordinator@headwatersalliance.org

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Creede Visitor Center 904 S. Main St. • 719-658-2374 www.creede.com The Visitor Center welcomes volunteers year-round! We love having both newcomers and old-timers who have time to spare and knowledge to share! Volunteer in the Visitor Center for a single afternoon, or get on our schedule! There are also many opportunities to help with our annual events, including Taste of Creede, the Donkey Dash, Labor Day weekend festivities, and more!

creedeearlylearningcenter.com Mission: to provide a safe, dependable, affordable and nurturing childcare facility for Creede and the surrounding communities. The CELC houses Mineral County’s Pre-K program, and is open 5 days a week in the summer. Volunteers who LOVE KIDS are always welcome to come from 9-10am or 3-5pm to read, play outside, and help with arts-andcrafts! And if kids aren’t your thing, but you support Education, and love renovation projects, event planning or outdoor fix ups, the CELC is always seeking volunteers for various projects!

Events

Creede Rep Theatre

Creede Arts Council

Various Organizations www.creede.com

www.creederep.org

719-658-0312 creedeartscouncil.com

Take a look at our Calendar of Events (see pages 42-49); many of the events require the help of volunteers! The Donkey Dash, Music Festival, and Mountain Run are a few that come to mind...Often, a free pass, T-shirt or other ‘swag’ is handed out! 26

Creede Early Learning Center

Headwaters Alliance is the local environmental organization working to cultivate a sustainable environmental and economic future for the headwaters of the Rio Grande and all our downstream neighbors through community engagement, restoration, education and innovation. We launched the Comprehensive Willow Creek Watershed Planning Project in 2020, and offer the Annual Willow Creek Science Camp for kids ages 5-9; an Annual RunOff RunOff Marathon, Half Marathon and 6k; Dark Sky programming and more! We love volunteers! Please email us if you would like to help with monthly water quality sampling (training provided!), restoration and revegetation work on the lower Willow Creek floodplain, helping with the RunOff RunOff race, or have office skills you would like to share. Come be part of the awesome community of people working to preserve the Creede we all love!

CRT relies on more than 1000 hours of volunteer time each year. As a volunteer, you have a chance to work closely with CRT company members, meet other volunteers, and earn free tickets! Opportunities include ushering during a performance or assisting with event preparations.

Mission: to promote the arts and humanities in our community through education, exhibition and performance, and to foster local artistic talent. The CAC sponsors multiple programs and events throughout the year, and is always looking for volunteers! Creede & Mineral County Visitor Guide


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Creede Parks & Rec

Mineral County

719-658-2729 recreation@creedetownhall.com

Fairgrounds Association 719-658-2376 upperriogrande.org

Creede Parks and Recreation operates on a daily basis out of the Virginia Christensen Multi Use Facility. The facility is available to all, and has an indoor basketball and pickleball court, a weight room/cardio area, as well as a small studio room used for spin and pound classes. The Recreation Department offers various sports, classes, and summer camps for all ages, and is always looking for volunteers! We have opportunities for those who want to volunteer once, or those who want to make a regular commitment.

Mission: To provide outstanding recreational, educational, cultural, and entertainment programming in harmony with the interests of the community while collaborating with regional partners. The MCFA puts on Creede Chute Out Rodeo Series, the Father’s Day OHV Bingo Run, an ATV Rodeo, the County Fair, and more. Volunteers for any of these events are welcome!!

FRIENDS OF MINERAL COUNTY EMERGENCY SERVICES

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FOMCES fomces.org

The Friends of Mineral County Emergency Services raises money for equipment and training for Mineral County Search & Rescue, Fire Department, and Emergency Medical Services. Join us for fundraising events. Schedule on pg 48.

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COLORADO SCENIC AND HISTORIC BYWAY

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Silver Thread Byway Council

www.silverthreadbyway.com Mission: To promote the Silver Thread Scenic & Historic Byway and enable the public to enjoy and protect all the inherent qualities that make their experiences as memorable as the Byway itself.

Creede Historical Society creedehistoricalsociety.com The Creede Historical Society is dedicated to the preservation of the history of Creede and Mineral County. The Museum is housed in the Historic Depot and boasts a wonderful collection of memorabilia from the area. Do you LOVE HISTORY? Volunteers help run the museum during open hours (knowledge of area not required), help with digital archiving of area photos, and help put on events.

Upper Rio Grande Nordic Club 719-658-2602 Grooms cross-country ski trails, and sponsors events and activities. The club has permits for six groomed and ungroomed trails all around the Creede area and offers skiing in much of Mineral County’s beautiful backcountry.

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Volunteering While You’re Here!

Creede Elks Lodge Ladies Aid Society

BPOE #506 719-658-2661

Established in 1899, the Ladies Aid Society is the oldest community service organization in Creede. Through the hearts and hands of our volunteers, we carry on the tradition handed to us to reach out to our neighbors when hardships arise.

A Creede tradition for more than 100 years. The Elks serve the community with various events, including a Mother’s Day breakfast and Memorial Day Ceremony. They participate in the highway clean up and give out scholarships. The Elks host Bingo every Monday, June - Sept, 7 p.m. at the Community Center.

719-937-8978 creedeladiesaidsociety.org

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South Fork Kiwanis 719-873-5466 mkmillermink@aol.com

The Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. A signature volunteer opportunity for the local club would be helping put on the annual Thanksgiving Day dinner held at the South Fork Community Building.

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INVASIVE SPECIES IN YOUR TRACKS. PLEASE HELP MINERAL COUNTY IN CONTROLLING , WASH YOUR GEAR AND THE SPREAD OF INVASIVE WEEDS!

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How YOU Can Help • • • •

REMOVE plants, animals & mud from boots, gear, pets and vehicles. CLEAN your gear before entering & leaving recreation sites. STAY on designated roads & trails. USE CERTIFIED or LOCAL firewood & hay.

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Contact Us Mineral County Noxious Weed Department 1201 N. Main St. Creede, CO 81130 719-480-5006 noxiousweeds@mincocolo.com

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Happy Trails

Pick up Hiking Brochures at Visitor Center for details on trails below

Our Favorite Short Hikes

Our Favorite Day Hikes

½ Hour to 3-Hour Hikes

4 to 6-Hour Hikes

‘Up and Over’ - Up & Back or Up &

Our Favorite All Day & Overnight Hikes

Fern Creek Trail to Little Ruby Lake

Around (3mi); significant climb to top; Trailhead is across from gas station. See page 6 for more info

/ 815 - Up & Back (3.7 mi one-way). Witness forest fire regrowth enroute to high mountain lakes. 17½ mi from Creede.

South Clear Creek Falls @ Silver Thread Campground / 899 - Down &

Inspiration Point / 789 - Up & Back (3.5 mi one-way) Get an early start! Beautiful views of town and amazing vistas of the Rio Grande valley. Trailhead is across from gas station. See page 8 for more info

Back (¼ mi); Well-maintained trail down to a dramatic waterfall. 23 mi from Creede

Hobbit Trail - Up & Back; moderate elevation gain. Trail begins at stop #6 of Bachelor Loop. Views of E Willow and old mining structures. 2½ mi from Creede. Deep Creek Trail / 806 - Up & Back; gradual climb up. The trail follows Deep Creek up its canyon. Views and wildflowers! Trailhead 3mi from Creede. Miner’s Creek Trail / 803 - Up & Back; slight climb for first mile. Scenery, shade and solitude. Trailhead 6mi from Creede

Shallow Creek Trail / 897 - Up &

Back; relatively flat; wanders through willows along creek with footbridges. 5½ mi from Creede.

Ivy Creek Trail / 805 - Up & Back;

gradual climb; Restroom at trailhead; Shade and solitude. 16 mi from Creede. Go to Colorado Trail Explorer App for trail details

Wheeler Geologic Site via East Bellows Trail / 790 - Full Day or Multi

Day - Up & Back (about 7 mi one-way) Wilderness, beautiful views and unique geologic features. 18mi from Creede.

San Luis Peak / 882 to 465/813 to

465.5A - Full Day - Up & Back (11 mi round-trip to top of peak) Summit a Colorado 14er! 9mi from Creede.

Seepage Creek / 509 - Up & Back (2.5 miles one way) Pastoral setting along what was Seepage Lake. 11mi from Creede.

Ivy Creek Trail / 805 - Multi-Day - Up & Back (9 miles to Goose Lake). Authentic Rocky Mountain hiking experience to the remote backcountry. 16mi from Creede.

Spring Creek Pass to Snow Mesa / 787/813 - Up & Back (2.5 miles one way) 360-degree expansive views, including the Rio Grande Pyramid. 33mi from Creede

Squaw Creek, Continental Divide and Weminuche Trail Loops / 818

Phoenix Park / 502.1A - Up & Back (2.5 miles one way) Aspen Forest hike to a waterfall. 3½mi from Creede. See page 9 for more info

Deep Creek Trail / 806 - Up & Back or Loop onto Lime Creek Rd (arrange drop-off or pickup). Creekside, views and wildflowers! Trailhead 3mi from Creede.

- Multi-Day - Up & Back or Loop (20-30 miles) Hiking deep within the vast expanse of Colorado’s Weminuche Wilderness brings you to the Rio Grande Pyramid. 30-40mi from Creede.

The Continental Divide Trail (CDT) and Colorado Trail / 813/465 - Full Day or Multi-Day. Near Creede, The CDT and Colorado Trail run together. Learn more at https://www.fs.usda.gov/

Stay the Trail • Leave no Trace • Pack it in, pack it out, bring water and a jacket, tell someone where you’re going and when you’ll be back. More tips at creede.com

Our Favorite Motorized Use Trails Difficulty

Usage

Length : One Way

Starting Elevation

Fern Creek Trail / 815

Easy - Diff.

Heavy

foot: 15, OHV 4.7

9200

9800

600

mtrcycl/eBike/ ATV under 50”

Lost Trail Creek / 821

Moderate

Light to Mod.

11

9750

12350

2600

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Bachelor Road / 504

Easy

Heavy

17

8852

10600

Bear Town / 506

Mod. - Diff.

Heavy

5.9

10500

12100

1600

jeep

Bristol Head Peak / 532

Moderate

Mod.

15.1

10030

12706

2676

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Difficult

Heavy

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10800

11040

200

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Regan Lake / 521

Easy

Heavy

4.8

9530

10080

550

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Stony Pass / 520

Moderate

Extra Heavy

14.6

9600

12588

2988

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Usage

jeep

Provided courtesy of Rio Grande National Forest.

Pool Table/Wheeler / 600

Ending Elevation Elevation Gain

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Campgrounds (single/double)

Fee

No. of Sites

Bristol Head / South Clear Creek

$16

15

No

9500

22.6

Ivy Creek

FREE

4

No

9500

16

Lost Trail

FREE

7

No

9500

38.2

Restroom, NO WATER, Fire Grate, Fishing

Marshall Park

$18/36

16

Yes

8800

6.2

Restroom, NO WATER, Fishing, Easy Access to Hwy 149

North Clear Creek

$16/32

21

No

9900

24.5

Restroom, Water, Fire Grate, Fishing

Palisade

$18

12

No

8300

12.1

Restroom, Water, Fire Grate, Fishing, Handicap, Right off Hwy 149

Rio Grande

FREE

7

No

9300

8.4

Restroom, NO WATER, Fire Grate, Fishing

$18/36

20

Yes

9200

29.6

Restroom, Water, Fire Grate, Fishing

FREE

6

No

9300

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Restroom, Water, Fire Ring, Fishing, Wakes Not Allowed, Trolling Motors OK

Silver Thread / South Clear Creek Falls

$18/36

10

No

9500

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Thirty Mile

$18/36

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Yes

9300

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River Hill Road Canyon Rsvr

Reservation Elev. Miles from Req’d? (feet) Creede

Amenities Restroom, Water, Fire Grate, Scenic, Trailhead, Fishing Restroom, NO WATER, Fire Grate, Trailhead, Fishing

Restroom, Water, Fire Grate, Trailhead, Fishing, Handicap Access.

Our public lands are managed by the Rio Grande National Forest Service & San Luis Valley Bureau of Land Management, fs.usda.gov/riogrande or 719-657-3321. To make a reservation at Marshall Park, River Hill or Thirty-Mile visit recreation.gov or call 877-444-6777. PLEASE NOTE: Most campgrounds are CLOSED after Labor Day; some allow limited use (no water or trash service). 9 OUT OF EVERY 10 WILDFIRES ARE CAUSED BY HUMANS PLEASE BE CAREFUL WITH FIRE THIS SUMMER! PLEASE! A single spark or

ember can set off a wildfire, destroying the homes of people, pets, and wildlife, and producing severe smoke pollution that can cause breathing problems.

PLEASE! If you ride an ATV or

motorbike, or use a generator, be sure a proper spark arrester is on the exhaust outlet.

PLEASE! If you use a campfire, extinguish it fully before you go to sleep

or leave your campsite. It should be cold to the touch. An easy way to put out your campfire is by making a “campfire soup” using DIRT, WATER, and a MIXING TOOL. Just add dirt and water to your campfire, stirring frequently to create a soup. Stop stirring when the “soup” feels cold to your hand.

PLEASE! Do not take “your fireworks” to the forest. Fireworks are illegal to use on the public lands.

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Happy Camper Tips

• Camp at previously used dispersed camping sites. • Camp at least 200 feet from water sources. • Camping is limited to 14 days in a 30 day period. • Dogs must be on a leash. • All vehicles must stay within 300 feet of a designated road. • Motorized travel is allowed only on authorized roads & • • • • •

trails. Obtain a motor vehicle use map from any office or Visitor Center. Pack out all of your trash and dispose of it properly. Dig a pit for your toilet needs at least 200 feet from water and cover the pit before you leave. Always dump sewage from trailers and motor homes at designated dump stations, not on the ground. Please do not leave camp areas unattended and check with the local Forest Service office for current fire restrictions. All hay must be certified weed free.

The Leave No Trace 7 Principles • Plan Ahead and Prepare • Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces • Dispose of Waste Properly • Leave What You Find • Minimize Campfire Impacts • Respect Wildlife • Be Considerate of Other Visitors © 1999 by the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics: www.LNT.org.

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Scenic 4WD Tours · Guided Hikes · Shuttle Services · Snowshoeing Outdoor Adventures With The Sportsman’s Professional Guides! We Operate Out of Creede, South Fork, & Lake City and Can Pick You Up At Your Place or Ours!

970-944-2526 • www.lakecitysportsman.com All or part of this operation is conducted on public lands under special use permit from the US BLM #CO1600313005 & the USDA Forest Service #1920 Gunnison National Forest & #DIV1709 Rio Grande National Forest. The Sportsman, Inc. is an equal opportunity service provider and employer.

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Taste of Creede photos by B4 Studio

June 5, 2021

Memorial Day Weekend May 29-30, 2021

Taste of Creede Festival showcases local art and cuisine on Main Street. This annual event was envisioned by local artist Steven Quiller and the Festival will delight visitors with inspired local art and great food.

This marathon follows the headwaters of the Rio Grande and ranges 8,000-9,000 feet in elevation. It includes a half marathon, full marathon, and 6k (fun fact - 6k is the distance that many people around the world have to travel to get water). New and improved route starts at the beautiful Soward Ranch, and will keep the race off the Hwy! A party with food, beer, and music follows at the ballfield. runoffrunoff.com

Pick a bench in Basham Park and enjoy live music while noshing on delectable treats. Be sure to watch the Silver Chef competition, which pits local chefs against one another in a cook-off to create a winning dish. Each chef is provided with surprise ingredients, and has forty-five minutes to prepare an offering meant to delight the judges. The winning entry earns bragging rights for the ensuing year. Thank you to sponsors Shamrock Foods and Monte Vista Co-Op. On Sunday, head north on Main Street after lunch for the annual Quick Draw event. Artists begin with a blank canvas and have one hour to complete a oneof-a-kind work. Afterward, these pieces are offered in the annual art auction. Artists are readily available to offer their expertise to other interested art lovers. Basham Park hosts a Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, and for 2021, the Mineral County Fairgrounds will host a 3-day “Outside Circle Show” Ranch Roping event with vendors and live music. Artist Demonstrations • Live Music Silver Chef Cooking Competition • ART Auction Children’s Activities • Artist’s Quick Draw

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Events May 28 Creede Farmer’s Market May 29-30 Taste of Creede, A Festival of Fine Arts and Fine Dining May 29-31 Outside Circle Ranch Roping w/ daily live music, vendors, kids activities at Fairgrounds

Called “one of the state’s top theatre companies” by The Denver Post, the Creede Repertory Theater inspires Creede visitors and residents with the best of contemporary and classic theater from May through September. One of only a handful of true repertory theatres still in existence, CRT traditionally produces up to 10 plays in rotation on two stages—the Mainstage Theatre and CRT’s new black box space, the Ruth Humphreys Brown Theatre. Their modified 2021 Outdoor Season will begin late June and run through Labor Day. Performances will take place at Seime Park at the Creede Hotel.

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May 31 Memorial Day Ceremony - Basham Park June 4, 11, 18, 25 Creede Farmer’s Market Visit www.creede.com for up-to-date event info and www.creederep.org for Theatre schedule

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Donkey Dash by Kellie Eibling, Main Street Donkey Dash by B4 Studio, and Independence Day Fireworks by Bob Seago

June 12, 2021

Burro racing is a great sport begun by some of Colorado’s 19th-century miners. Those hardy characters used burros to carry mining tools and supplies through the Rocky Mountains as they prospected for gold, silver, and other valuable ores. Legend has it that two miners found gold in the same location, and raced each other back to town to be the first to stake a claim. Neither could ride their animal because of its heavy load, therefore a basic rule of burro racing was established: no riders! Creede’s Donkey Dash abides by these rules, and starts and ends

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on Main Street, looping down through town, then up and back down the Bachelor Loop for about 9 miles! Mini Donkey races, music, and other festivities make cheering at the finish line an all day affair!

June 13, 2021

Join the annual free-style soapbox derby down Main Street! The race features multiple heats from all age groups. Only 3 rules: rides must steer, brake and stop! (well, and no motors or pedal power - let gravity do the work!)

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Events June 5 Runoff Runoff

June 12-13 Donkey Dash Burro Race Creede Gravity Derby June 15 National Small Prints Show & Auction opens online June 23, 30 ChuteOut Bull Riding/Rodeo

July 2-4, 2021

It’s only fitting that Creede’s largest festival of the year centers around preserving the history of mining. July 4th Street Festival & Parade Fireworks • Elks Lodge Dance

Days of ’92 Mining Events

CO State Mining Championship

June 24 Floodplain Walk n’ Talk with Headwaters Alliance June 25 Mountain Shoot Out P hoto ShowOpening June 25 CRT @ Seime Park opens Ken Ludwig’s Dear Jack, Dear Louise June 26 CRT @ Seime Park opens Red Riding Hood (1pm) and An Iliad (7pm) July CRT Cabaret (Th, Fri, Sat nights) and CRT Boomtown (Fri nights) @ the Creede Hotel July 2, 4, 9, 16, 23, 30 Creede Farmer’s Market July 3-4 July 4th Street Festival & Parade • Fireworks • Elks Lodge Dance • Days of ’92 Mining Events • CO State Mining Championship July 4, 14, 21, 28 ChuteOut Bull Riding/Rodeo July 8-10 CRT @ Seime Park opens The KID Show: The Tree Watcher July 8 Floodplain Walk n’ Talk with Headwaters Alliance

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August 28-29, 2021

abor Day Labor

Weeken d

Sept 4-6, 2021

Catch a tune in Creede! Each August, the Headwater’s Music Festival brings bands to town for the weekend, along with a variety of unique local dining experiences and vendor booths. The Headwater’s stage is erected on the Ball Field, set against a backdrop of Creede’s quaint downtown and soaring rock cliffs. Festival-goers set up tents and lawn chairs on the expanse of grass, backed by the San Juan Mountain range, and just a short distance from the Headwaters of the mighty Rio Grande. www.headwatersmusicfestival.com

Mountain Run

50k - 22 Mile - 12 Mile - 2 Mile Saturday

Salsa Fiesta Saturday

Downtown Creede 11am - 4pm Taste Salsas from Creede businesses & vote for favorites! Limited # of Tickets

Children’s Carnival Basham Park • Saturday

Bouncer • Carnival Games Outdoor Movie • 8:30pm Weather Permitting

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Events

July 10-16 Creede Woodcarvers Rendezvous July 14-15 Ladies Aid Rummage Sale and Bazaar July 15 Historical Society Summer Program Series - Haunted Creede with Kandra Payne July 25 FOMCES Golf Tournament at Rio Grande Club

FALL COLOR TRUCK, MOTORCYCLE & CAR SHOW

September 17-19, 2021

The Car Show is an autumn event that inspires car fanatics to motor along the beautiful Silver Thread Byway and enjoy the fall landscapes. Final destination: Creede, where Main Street is lined with a kaleidoscope of colors and the public is welcome to stroll through the vintage vehicles, enjoy the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s music, and vote on their favorite car. The day ends with a Rod Run to the famous North Clear Creek Falls and a burger at Freemon’s. Finish the weekend with Sunday morning breakfast and Fly-In at the Airport. Dozens of planes come in and out of the valley, putting on quite the show!

August CRT Cabaret (Th, Fri, Sat nights) and CRT Boomtown (Fri nights) @ the Creede Hotel August 3 Floodplain Walk n’ Talk with Headwaters Alliance August 6, 13, 20, 27 Creede Farmer’s Market August 6 Pickle Ball Tournament August 6-8 Rock & Mineral Show August 7 Snowshoe Shuffle August 12 Perseid Meteor Shower Star Party @ Pool Table Road - Headwaters Alliance August 14 Silver Thread Studio Tour August 14 FOMCES Fundraiser Dinner & Auction August 19 Floodplain Dog Days Festival & Ping Pong Tournament August 19 Historical Society Summer Program Series - Author Pam Houston

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31st Annual

Creede

Festival Nov 26-27, 2021

Step away from the mundane and enter into a world of decadent chocolate while shopping for holiday gifts in local shops. No need to bother with the busy holiday crowds in larger cities when you can shop and enjoy sweet treats while you’re at it. Each participating business vies for bragging rights for the next year, as they share their own unique talent in the craft of making the perfect chocolate treat. You be the judge!

Events

August 28-29 Headwaters Music Festival September 3-6 Labor Day Weekend • Salsa Fiesta • ATV Rodeo • Creede Mountain Run September 3, 10, 17, 24 Creede Farmer’s Market September 3 CRT Boomtown at the Creede Hotel September 4 CRT Cabaret at the Creede Hotel

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September 16 Headwaters Alliance 4th Annual Community Picnic @ ballfields September 17-19 Cruisin’ the Canyon Car Show Silver Guild Quilt Show Airplane Fly-In

Jan 15-16, 2022

A chilly breeze, a warm bonfire, and an afternoon cocktail make the Pond Hockey tournament one of the most loved winter events in town. The event draws amateur teams from all over the United States, some from as far as Dallas and Detroit. The tournament is held at The Silver Ice Park, situated beneath the famous Creede cliffs. Observers enjoy the view while watching teams battle for the puck and yearly bragging rights.

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September 18 Steamroller Print Making November 26-27 Annual Chocolate Festival

Feb 18-20, 2022

The town of Creede hosts its wild weekend of eccentric mountain fun! Events usually include night skating and bonfires, curling competitions, art gallery openings, live improve theatre, and more.

Jan 15-16, 2022 Golden Pick Tommyknocker Pond Hockey Tournament February 18-20, 2022 Winter Cabin Fever Daze Visit www.creede.com for up-to-date event info

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Winter Wonder

A unique place to spend the winter, Creede offers a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities, celebrations, days-upon-days of sunshine, and select moments of solitude. Crowds are non-existent this time of year and the forest is wrapped in a snowy quiet. Take a minute to reflect on yourself, your family, your life. Creede truly offers the perfect opportunity to get a taste of that good, old-fashioned Colorado experience.

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Winter Shopping/Dining/Lodging

Creede is alive and operating during the winter months! We do slow down a bit, but it is an excellent time to come and enjoy Creede. Browse our shopping/dining/lodging resources throughout the guide and see who is open year-round!

Snowmobiling

Trails for all categories of riders are plentiful in Mineral County. Join the Snow Country Explorers Club, go on a guided adventure with Lake City Auto & Sports, or take a workshop from the crew at Mountain Skillz. Mineral County’s vast expanse of National Forest and state recreation areas support more than 85 miles of groomed trails. Trails connect Creede, Lake City, and South Fork. This area of Colorado is known to have what many consider perfect riding conditions. Check avalanche conditions first (avalanche.state.co.us), then go have a blast in the snow!

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A Day at Wolf Creek

Something most people don’t know; Wolf Creek Ski Area has the most natural snow in all of Colorado. Skiing is affordable, and the terrain varies from gentle beginner slopes to the steep and deep. Spend a day at Wolf Creek – it is only 45 minutes from Creede and the drive is gorgeous. Enjoy the Hawaiian Ono Burger while you dine at the lodge. A perfect winter day!

Ice Fishing

Mineral County’s lakes and reservoirs provide excellent winter fishing. Ice fishing is a favorite winter pastime for the locals. Stop at the Ramble House for expert advice on ice fishing. The Kentucky Belle Market and Downstream Gas & Mercantile have fantastic food selections for packing a lunch or grilling at the lake! Top Left: Kids Sledding Near Creede by B4 Studio • Top Right: Snowmobiling by Mountain Skillz Bottom Left: Snowboarding at Wolf Creek Ski Area • Bottom Right: Curling at Silver Ice Park in Creede by Bob Seago • Opposite Page: Snowy Creede by San Juan Sports

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Searching for the UNEXPECTED... Cross-County & Backcountry Skiing & Snowshoeing Above: Big Horn Sheep in Creede by Bob Seago

Above: Elk outside of Creede by Ken Wyley

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All are popular winter activities in Mineral County. The soft swoosh of skis cutting a trail across snow-covered meadows on a sunny day opens unlimited backcountry territory to enthusiasts and beginners alike. Mineral County offers many miles of groomed trails for cross-country skiers! Make the trip into town to rent gear from San Juan Sports and get updated info on where you should head out! Check avalanche conditions at avalanche.state.co.us

Wildlife Viewing

Fall and winter are exceptional times of the year to observe wildlife. Mornings and evenings offer the best chance for spotting an animal. While passing Wason Ranch, you may see a large herd of elk. Truly a captivating experience, these herds can sometimes number in the hundreds. Continuing along Hwy 149, keep an eye out along the river for a chance to see an American Bald Eagle. Once you reach Pool Table Road look for the herd of Big Horn Sheep usually grazing near the road. Be sure to bring your camera! Creede & Mineral County Visitor Guide


Above: Pond Hockey by B4 Studio • Opposite Page: Snowshoing at Grandma’s Meadow by Bob Seago

Annual Creede Chocolate Festival

The Creede Chocolate Festival is an annual twoday event beginning the Friday & Saturday after Thanksgiving. Experience a mellow paced Creede during the month of November. This event showcases luscious samples of chocolate specialties created by local business owners and individuals. Spend an afternoon strolling through town enjoying chocolate and dining at our local restaurants. Enjoy Black Friday Sales!

Visit Creede for Cabin Fever Daze!

President’s Day Weekend is a fun-filled weekend in Creede! Start the morning with the Creede Curling Tournament and cheer the teams on. Wander up and down Main St to see the ice sculpting contest, attend a documentary film fest and lecture, listen to live music, and end the evening with CRT’s improv show, Boomtown! Truly, there is something for everyone this weekend! www.creede.com

Ice Skating and Hockey on the Silver Ice Park

The Silver Ice Park makes up one of Creede’s premier outdoor wintertime recreational facilities. The park boasts two skating ponds, a warming hut and skate shack complete with equipment free for public use, and lights for nighttime skating. Weather permitting ponds are available for use December February. Skate at your own risk, and HAVE FUN. Every January, over Martin Luther King Jr weekend, the park hosts a one-of-a-kind tournament. A chilly breeze, warm bonfire, and afternoon cocktail make the Golden Pick Tommyknocker Pond Hockey Tournament one of the most loved winter events. Observers enjoy the unique rock formations while watching local Creede folk battle out-of-town teams for the puck, and yearly bragging rights! Learn more from the non-profit that organizes the event: Tommyknocker & KipsGrill For Creede Athletics at creedepondhockey.wordpress.com

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Main Street, Creede / 719-658-2526 Ron & Kay Fief, Proprietors

kentuckybellemarket.com www.creede.com

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4UR Ranch

The 4UR Ranch is one of the most outstanding guest ranches in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. We offer a horsemanship program, fly fishing, natural hot springs, and excellent food and wine selections.

Antlers Lodge

Situated on the banks of the Rio Grande River across from the National Forest. Modern cabins and motel style rooms right on the water and an RV park with full hook ups (pets allowed in RVs only).

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Blue Creek Lodge offers the utmost in fine vacationing. Cabins and rooms with private baths, RV Park, and gift shop.

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Come enjoy breathtaking mountain views only 11 miles from Creede, near prime fishing and hiking destinations. Offering 7 RV sites (30 amp, water/sewer) and 10 Cabins.

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Year-Round rentals include a wide variety of properties, including riverfront, centrally located, romantic, spacious, and winter access.

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(3 night min stay) • One Goose Creek Rd, Creede • 719-658-2202 • 4urranch.com 26222 Hwy 149, Creede 719-658-2423 • antlerslodge.com

Blue Creek Lodge

11682 Hwy 149, South Fork • 719-6582479 • bluecreeklodgecreede.com

Broken Arrow Ranch

103 N Main St, Creede • 719-658-2533 brokenarrowcreede.com

Broken Arrow Vacation Rentals

103 N Main St, Creede • 719-658-2533 brokenarrowcreede.com

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Floor plans includes full kitchen, private bedroom, twin bunks & futon in seating area with TV. Wifi. Dogs accepted.

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Casa Kokopelli

Two-bedroom private house, 1½ bathrooms. Relaxing living room with kiva fireplace, full kitchen, king bed with luxury linens. Full-size washer & dryer. Ample Parking

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Cottonwood Cove

On the Gold Medal Rio Grande, and operating since 1944, we are a family oriented guest ranch with 1 to 3 bedroom cabins, RV sites, full service restaurant, gift shop, horse rides and jeep rentals.

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Creede Hotel • thecreedehotel.com

The Creede Hotel and Restaurant. A small intimate inn with four historic guest rooms in the original 1892 building on Main Street.

Creede Mountain Huts

High-Altitude, off-grid backcountry glampping at Lime Creek Yurt and Fisher Mountain Hut in Rio Grande National Forest. Winter access is 5 mile ski/snowshoe.

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Creede Snowshoe Lodge

Located in town with ample parking. All rooms are ground-level, nonsmoking, and pet free. Easy access to town’s ATV/OHV route. Free WIFI. Coin Laundry. Rental Shower 9 am - 6 pm.

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Dragonfly Flats

Luxury living accommodations on Main St. - Victorian masterpiece with 4 separate flats that can be rented separately or together. Relax on the porch swing, rockers or bistro tables and fire-pit area. Ask about pets.

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Cabins At Lost Trail

High country adventure on horseback! Drop camps, hunting, progressive camping, pack & guide services, day trips, or any combo! Lodging offerings include Private Cabins/Homes - Wifi Available - Pets Welcome!

702 S Main St, Creede • 254-717-0777 13046 Hwy 149, South Fork 719-658-2242 • cottonwoodcove.com 120 N Main St, Creede • 719-658-2608 Creede • 505-615-3332 creedemountainhuts.com

202 E 8th (Hwy 149), Creede 719-658-2315 • creedesnowshoe.com 493 S Main St, Creede • 210-861-8882 dragonflyflatscreede.com 18100 USFS Road 520, Creede 719-588-3386 • cabinsatlosttrail.com

Four Seasons Lodge • 719-657-1140 Newly renovated! Wi-Fi. Outdoor grill area. 30362 US-160, South Fork

Freemon’s Guest Ranch

Located near the breathtaking Bristol Head. Horseback rides (June - Oct) Cabins (May - Nov) Store & restaurant (May - Oct) • freemonsranch.com

Headwaters Inn @ Rio Grande Enter-

Cozy cabins are available as your base camp for high mountain adventures! Plenty of room for all the family here!! Cottage Rentals & Vacation home

39284 Hwy 149, Creede • 719-658-2454 prises • 24263 Hwy 149, Creede • 719588-4709 • riograndeenterprises.com

Last Chance Mine

504 Last Chance Mine Rd, Creede 719-658-1059 • lastchancemine.com www.creede.com

The Last Chance Mine on Bachelor Loop allows you to experience 1890’s living, rock and mineral collecting, and stay on-site. Three guest cabins.

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Cascada Cabins • 981 La Garita St.,

Creede • Contact Creede Snowshoe Lodge

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Little Squaw Resort

Seasonal lodging. Modern cabins nestled among spruce and aspen groves at the confluence of Little Squaw Creek and the mighty Rio Grande. Reservations necessary. Weekly Rentals Only. Pet fee.

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Mountain Views RV Resort

Daily and monthly rentals, with fully equipped and spacious lots. Laundry facilities, stocked trout pond, private fly fishing access on the Rio Grande River. 5W rating from Woodall’s. Cabins available.

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Oleo Ranch • Co Rd 17, Lake City

Seven individual log cabins ranging from 2-4 bedrooms. Hiking, private fishing, horseback riding. Stables available for guests. Along the Silver Thread Byway towards Lake City, approximately 35 miles from Creede

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Quality Inn & Suites

Located in the center of South Fork. Deluxe King & Queen Rooms & Suites, Indoor Pool & Hot Tub, Complimentary Deluxe Breakfast, Fitness Center, Business Center, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, WiFi, Air Cond.

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Rainbow Lodge

Enjoy a touch of Colorado rustic living in our cabins. Our cabins are perfect for family fun getaways, outdoor adventurers, hunting & fishing enthusiasts and more!

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RC Guest Ranch • rcguestranch.com

Historic guest ranch established in 1882 with 9 modern cabins offering True Western hospitality in a magnificent mountain setting.

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Rincon Vacation Rentals

Experience the advantage of Rincon Real Estate! We offer local homes for vacation rental. Go online for details on the Spring Creek Cabin, the Main Street Cabin, the Quaint Cabin in Creede, and more.

San Juan Ranch

Thirty cabins with 1-4 bedrooms. Located in a beautiful valley, surrounded by towering peaks, excellent lake & stream fishing, seasonal hunting, as well as hiking and backpacking. Reservations.

Soward Ranch

Centennial cattle ranch & resort. Ten clean, modern cabins, scattered over 1200 acres, allowing privacy & personal experience of magnificent country. Exclusive lake, river & stream fishing. In-town Victorian townhouse.

Wason Ranch • wasonranch.com

Historic Ranch/Scenic Views. Excellent fishing on 4 miles of private river. Ranch House and three-bedroom riverside cottages with fireplaces/satellite TV. Reservations required.

White Bear Company • 401 Capital

The Black Canoe Cabin Retreat. Enjoy your stay in Creede at this new house perched above town - spectacular views & serenity, yet only a five minute walk to Main Street.

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Short-term and long-term rental properties in Creede, Colorado.

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11401 USFS Rd 520, Creede 719-658-2434 • littlesquawresort.com 539 Airport Rd, Creede • 719-658-2710 mountainviewsrv.com 281-728-0267 • oleoranch.com

719-873-5600 • www.choicehotels.com/ colorado/south-fork/comfort-suites-hotels 30359 Hwy 160, South Fork • 719-8735174 • rainbowlodgesouthfork.com 37531 Hwy 149, Creede • 719-658-2253 705 S Main St, Creede • 719-658-2900 rinconrealestate.com 1001 USFS Rd 520, Creede 719-658-2214 • sanjuanranch.com 6164 Middle Creek Rd, Creede 719-658-2295 • sowardranch.com 19082 Hwy 149, Creede • 719-658-2413

Ave, Creede • ckgulden@indra.com

Yund Enterprises

bighousered@msn.com • 719-850-1896

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TENT SITES

RV SITES

VAC. HOMES

INDIV CABINS

HOTEL/LODGE

BED & BRKFST

IN-TOWN

PETS

YEAR-ROUND

Lodging Guide

X

X X

X

X X

X

X

X

X X X X

Contact the Visitor Center at 719-658-2374 or www.creede.com for additional lodging options!

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Antler’s Riverside Restaurant & Lodge • 26222 Hwy 149, Creede

X

X

X

Coffee & Treats

Entertainment

Outdoor Dining

On-site Lodging

Open Year-round

Adult Beverages

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Distance from Downtown

Dining Guide

Excellent indoor & outdoor dining on the banks of the Rio Grande. Signature items include specialty soups, Filet Mignon, Oven-roasted Rack of Lamb, Gourmet Salmon... Reservations Recommended.

6 mi

B/D

X

Big Doug’s BBQ

6 blocks

L/D

Blue Moose Cafe

Downtown

L/D

6 blocks

B

Downtown

B/L

X

X breakfast or lunch. Coffee and bakery goodies. Excellent food,

B

X

X Providing great coffee and community all year round. WiFi

719-658-2423 • antlerslodge.com

600 S. Main St, Creede • 713-899-7067 112 N. Main St, Creede • 719-223-9139

Bristol Head Bakery

600 S Main St, Creede • 918-944-0282 brandon@bristolheadbakery.com

Café’ Ole

103 N Main St, Creede • 719-658-2880

Coffee on the Fly

Downtown

Colorado Gourmet Kettle Corn

Downtown

243 1/2 S. Main St

Cottonwood Cove Lodge

13046 Hwy 149, South Fork 719-658-2242 • cottonwoodcove.com

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Great central Texas BBQ. Everything is cooked fresh, daily. Open 11-Sold Out. Plates, by the pound, 4 Sides; 4 Sandwiches; Baked Potatoes.

X X

We serve great homemade comfort food to the people and visitors of Creede, Colorado.

X X

X

Bakery offering made-from-scratch pastries, cookies, cakes, and desserts. Special orders and dessert catering available. Creede’s hometown place to meet friends and neighbors for courteous service and reasonable prices.

Retail & Whole-sale kettle corn & caramel corn. We offer

X fundraisers for schools, churches, youth groups, and most non-profits.

9 mi

B/L/D

X

X

X

A family resort with cabins, RV sites, restaurant, horses, jeep

X rentals and gift store. Casual, family style restaurant serves American cuisine and hand dipped ice cream.

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Kip’s Grill • kipsgrill.com

Fifth & Main St, Creede • 719-658-0220

Miners

115 N Main St, Creede • 719-223-9200 minerscreede8852.com

MJ’s Café

X

Downtown B/L/D

X

Pizzeria 8852 • 105 N Main St , Creede Downtown L / D

X

www.Pizzeria8852.com • 719-658-1233

Rachel’s Keep On Keepin’ On 26 Escondida Dr, South Fork 719-657-1157

Rio Grande Club

0285 Rio Grande Club Trail, South Fork 719-873-1995 • www.rgcresort.com

South Fork Malt Shoppe 29956 Hwy 160, South Fork

The Best Little Dog House 206 S. Main Street • 658-3000

The Creede Hotel and Restaurant

120 N Main St, Creede • Open May-Sept 719-658-2608 • thecreedehotel.com

The Mac Mine

111 Wall St, Creede • 719-580-9959 Facebook: The Mac Mine Creede

Tommyknocker Tavern & BBQ Bistro • 107 Wall St, Creede

719-658-0138 tommyknockertavern.com

X

X

X

X

22 mi

B/L/D

X

X

22 mi

Coffee & Treats

Serving some of the best old-fashioned burgers anywhere! Dine inside or outside and enjoy the amazing view of Bristol. Follow up with hand dipped ice cream! ATM on site. Fresh Baja-style tacos, handmade salsa, cold beer and fresh juice margaritas! Great patio, live music.

X

Join us for some Southern hospitality, featuring Southern-

X fried chicken tenders, catfish filets, fried shrimp, and all the fixings, along with Texas sweet tea.

X

B/L

22 mi

X

X

B/L/D

801 La Garita, Creede • 719-658-0340

9 blocks

X

Entertainment

L/D

Outdoor Dining

4 blocks

On-site Lodging

B/L/D

Open Year-round

18 mi

Adult Beverages

Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

39284 Hwy 149, Creede 719-658-2954 • freemonsranch.com

Distance from Downtown

Freemon’s General Store

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Dine with the locals where fresh made Chicken Fried Steaks, Chicken strips, and homemade Green Chile are a constant. Historic Main St building serving pizza made w/ hand tossed dough and fresh ingredients. Balcony seating. New ownership and a new bar serving beer, wine, margaritas, and cocktails. Offers Fair Trade Organic Specialty Coffees, Breakfast & Lunch

X highlighting their Gourmet Grass Fed Beef in Chef created Mountain Sliders. Stop by!

X

Enjoy happy hour at the Big River Grille or dinner at the Timbers Dining Room. Menu offers old-world tradition, all natural ingredients, and progressive American culinary inspiration.

L/D

X

Burgers, Fries, Shakes, Frito Pie and More!

Downtown

L

X

Burgers, fries, sausages, soft serve and sno cones

Downtown

L/D

Downtown

B/L

Downtown

L/D

X

X

X

X

Mac & cheese food truck. Open 7 days a week. Made-to-order

X

X

X

X

Arp’s at The Creede Hotel features American comfort food with daily international specials. Enjoy fine dining under our large tented patio. Check the website for our event calendar.

X breakfast burritos, tater tot bowls, Mac & Cheese w/ choice of

toppings, sliders, sides and fried pies. Outdoor seating, WiFi.

X

Delicious sandwiches, soups, and our famous BBQ Ribs served in historic Creede building. Back patio & deck with views of cliffs. Serving locally brewed beers. Lots of live music.

Contact the Creede Visitor Center at 719-658-2374 or visit www.creede.com for additional dining options!

www.creede.com

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Worship Services Baptist Church of Creede

719-658-2312 • La Garita St. • creedebaptistchurch.org Sunday: 9:45am - Bible Study • 11am - Worship 6pm - Bible Study Wednesday: 6pm - Dinner • 7pm - Bible Study

Creede Community Church

719-658-2209 • Main St. and Fourth St. creedecommunitychurch.org Sunday: 8am - Service • 11am - Service & Sunday School

Church of Christ

719-658-2300 • Airport Rd., Creede Sunday: 10am - Sunday School • 11am - Service 6pm - Service (Summer) Wednesday: 7pm - Bible study

Immaculate Conception Catholic Church 719-852-2673 • Main St. and Third St. Saturday: 4pm - Service

St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church 719-658-2394 • Main St. and Fifth St. Sunday: 1:30pm - Service

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Member & Advertiser Directory

See pages 21, 57, 60 & 61 for Shopping/Lodging/Dining • See page 63 for Churches and Places of Worship

Museums/History

Recreation

Creede Historical Society

Main St, Creede • 719-658-2004 creedehistoricalsociety.com

8200 Mountain Sports / Mountain Man Rafting

30923 W Hwy 160, South Fork 719-873-0188 • 8200sports.com

Last Chance Mine

504 Last Chance Mine Rd, Creede 719-238-7959 • lastchancemine.com

Creede Parks & Rec

408 La Garita Av, Creede • 719-6582729 • recreation@creedetownhall.com

Underground Mining Museum

#9 FS Rd 503, Creede • 719-658-0811 undergroundminingmuseum.com

Creede Woodcarvers

creedewoodcarvers.com

Creede ATV

866-982-7333 • creedeatv.com

Broken Arrow Ranch & Land Co

103 N Main St, Creede • 719-6582533 • brokenarrowcreede.com

Creede Guide & Outfitters at Ramble House

116 N Main St, Creede • 970-4031987 • creedeflyfishing.com

Elk County Jeep Rentals

664 Aspen Dr, South Fork • 719-8730275 • elkcountyjeeprentals.com

Realtors/Land Sales

Exit Realty Home & Ranch 1032 Main, Durango • 303-525-7037 M4 Ranch Group

201 Gunnison Ave, Lake City • 970944-4444 • m4ranchgroup.com

Frazier Outfitting & Cabins at Lost Trail

18100 USFS Rd, Creede • 719-5883386 • ddavis@frazieroutfitting.com

Rincon Real Estate

705 S Main St, Creede • 719-658-2900 rinconrealestate.com

Longridge Outfitters

39284 Hwy 149, Creede • 719-6582454 • longridgeoutfitters.com

Realtors of Central Colorado

145 Sabeta Ave, Poncha Springs • 719539-3381 • http://rocc.realtor

Mineral County Fairgrounds

Airport Rd NE, Creede • 719-658-2376 upperriogrande.org

Team Murphy Realty

29199 W Hwy 160, South Fork • 970944-5050 • teammurphyrealty.com

Mountain Skillz

719-849-3168 • mountainskillz.com

Rio Grande Anglers

13 S. Main Street, Creede 719-658-2955 • riograndeangler.com

0832 W Hwy 149, South Fork 719-873-5417 • madlson.com

Rio Grande Club and Resort

0285 Rio Grande Club Tr. South Fork 719-873-1995 • rgcresort.com

Cooley & Sons Excavating 4469 N CR 108 Mosca • 719-378-2352 cooleyandsons@gmail.com Inc

Rio Epic Outfitters

rioepic.com • 970-259-0484

Steve Albright Builders

Snow County Explorers

719-658-2221 • kukuk@fone.net

705 S Main St, Creede • 719-658-2900

Navajo Development

719-850-8443 • navdev@me.com

The Sportsman Outdoors Lake City • 970-944-2526 www.lakecitysportsman.com & Fly Shop

Building MadLSon Corp

Health and Wellness Ooh La Spa

289 S Main St, Creede • 719-658-3070 oohlaspacreede.com

The Blue Yak Salon & Boutique

107 N Main St, Creede • 719-6582500 • theblueyaksalon.com

Schools

Creede Early Learning Center

Creede • 719-658-2090 creedeearlylearningcenter.com

Creede School District

450 Corsair Drive, Creede 719-658-2220 • www.creedek12.net

Auto

Creede • 719-658-2602

Alpine Eagles Media

alpineeagles.com • 970-852-4600

Photographers/Arts

Main St, Creede • 719-658-2540

Creede Repertory Theatre creederep.org Ed Knight Photo

Creede • edknightphoto.com

Silver Thread Quilt Guild

silverthreadsguild.com Creede • 719-588-6412

Little Elaine Photography littleelainephotography.com Lindsey Leavell

Creede • lindseyleavell.com

Colorado Housing & Finance Authority

600 Main Street, Alamosa 719-660-5091 • chfainfo.com

Creede Arts Council

103 N Main St, Creede • 719-6580312 • creedeartscouncil.com

Creede Elks Lodge BPOE #506

104 S Main St, Creede • 719-658-2661

Other Local Non Profits

Downstream Gas & Mercantile

719-658-2480 • 117 E 7th St, Creede

John Roberts Motor Works

2121 HWY 50, Gunnison • 970-6410920 • johnrobertsmotorworks.com

Lake City Auto & Sports

809 N Hwy 149, Lake City 970-944-2311 • lakecityauto.com

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Upper RG Nordic Club

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Please visit www.creede.com for a full business directory Creede Ladies Aid Society creedeladiesaidsociety.org

Creede • 719-937-8978

We Clean ‘em Rite

817-768-0495 terilyn1968@gmail.com

Creede Farmers and Local creedefarmersmarket.com Artisan Market

Whitmore Computer & Consulting Services

Creede • 719-658-0888 dawhitmore@outlook.com

City of Creede

2223 N Main St, Creede 719-658-2415 • colorado.gov/creede

Mineral County

1201 N Main St, Creede • 719-6582331 • mineralcountycolorado.com

Area Chambers, Visitor Center/ County Offices/City Offices

Creede Mining Heritage, Inc

Sunny Side Chapel sunnysidechapel.com

Day’s of ‘92

Creede • geawyley@hotmail.com

Friends of Mineral Co. Emergency Services

www.fomces.com

Headwaters Alliance

headwatersalliance.com

Headwaters Music Festival

headwatersmusicfestival.com

Lake City - Hinsdale County Chamber

800 N Gunnison Ave, Lake City 970-944-2527 • lakecity.com

Kiwanis Club of South Fork

719-873-5466 mkmillermink@aol.com

South Fork Chamber of Commerce

29803 W Hwy 160, South Fork 719-873-5556 • southforkcolorado.org

Silver Thread Public Health

802 Rio Grande Ave • 719-658-2416 silverthreadpublichealth.org

South Fork Visitor Center 719-873-5512 • southfork.org

8852 Events, LLC

8852eventsllc.com • 580-309-1123

Alamosa Home

alamosahome.com • 719-852-3531

Community Banks of Colorado

29889 US Hwy 160, South Fork 719-873-5562 • cobnks.com

Charles Powers Attorney at Law

www.charlespowerslaw.com

Del Norte Bank

106 S Main St, Creede • 719-658-0126 truelocalbank.com

Services/Supplies

28 Silverthread Lane, South Fork

Banking/Loans

Creede Property Manage- 719-463-3131 creedepropmgnt@gmail.com ment, LLC Harding Dental Group

138 Ponderosa Dr, South Fork • 719873-5846 • jameshardingdds.com

Host Merchant Services

Pagosa Springs • 970-946-8642 np@mussers.co

Kentucky Belle Market

Second and Main • 719-658-2526 kentuckybellemarket.com

KSLV KYDN Radio

109 Adams St, Monte Vista 719-852-3581 • kslvradio.com

MDS Waste & Recycle

103 N Main St, Creede • 719-6583060 • mdswasteandrecycle.com

Mineral County Noxious Weed Department

719-480-5006 • 1201 N. Main St. Creede • slvnoxiousweeds.org

Monte Vista Co-Op

1901 E Hwy 160, Monte Vista 719-852-5181 • mvcoop.com

O & V Printing

342 Santa Fe Ave, Alamosa 719-589-9228 • oandvprinting.com

OCD Farms

719-849-0135 • ocdfarms@gmail.com South Fork • 719-873-5545

Rainbow Lodge & Grocery rainbowgroceryandsportinggoods.com Rio Grande Silver

719-658-1080

Silver World Newspaper

970-944-2575 • lakecitysilverworld.com

SLV Rural Electric Cooperative & Ciello

3625 W Hwy 160, Monte Vista 719-852-6630 • slvrec.com

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You Should Know

Distance to Creede

How will I be affected by the altitude?

Creede’s elevation is 8,852 feet above sea level, and everyone reacts differently to the altitude. Even if you are in top physical condition, the altitude can affect your body and you can easily develop acute mountain sickness, commonly known as “altitude sickness.” Check with your personal physician before traveling to any high-altitude destination, and take these steps to lessen or prevent the effects of the altitude: • Drink at least three quarts of water a day. • Avoid overdoing it the first few days you are at high altitude. • Get medical attention immediately if these symptoms occur: headache, fatigue, poor coordination or shortness of breath.

MILES

AIRPORT

Wolf Creek Ski Area

40

No

Pagosa Springs

64

No

Alamosa

69

Yes

Gunnison

105

Yes

Durango

124

Yes

Pueblo

190

Yes

Four Corners Monument

208

No

Colorado Springs

233

Yes

Denver

256

Yes

Albuquerque, NM

268

Yes

Important Numbers

Creede Fall by Brandon Jennings

For Any Emergency Dial 911

Mineral County Sheriff 719-658-2600 • 1201 N. Main St., Creede Regular Hours: Mon-Fri. 8am - Midnight 24/7 Dispatch Medical Center 719-658-0929 • 802 Rio Grande Ave., Creede Regular Hours: Mon-Fri. 8:30am-5pm Public Health 719-658-2416 • 802 Rio Grande Ave., Creede Regular Hours: Mon-Fri. 8am-4pm, Closed 12-1pm Mineral County Fire Department 719-658-2211 • 24/7 Dispatch City of Creede 719-658-2276 • 2223 N. Main St., Creede Regular Hours: Mon-Fri. 8am-4pm Mineral County Ambulance 719-658-2600 • 24/7 Dispatch

Creede Visitor Center 904 S. Main St. • 719-658-2374 Open 7 days a week, mid-May to mid-Sept Open Tuesday-Saturday, mid-Sept to mid-May

Area Visitor Guides Area Maps • Guidebooks • Free WiFi Silver Thread Scenic & Historic Byway Large scale model of 1892 North Creede

www.creede.com #visitcreede

/visitcreede /visitcreede

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904 S. Main St. • PO Box 580 Creede, CO 81130

www.creede.com

719-658-2374

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