Energize your winter.

How are you keeping fit and healthy this winter? We are skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling and getting ourselves ready for the upcoming 23rd Annual Variety Show by the Creede Arts Council!

 Below is a little temptation for your upcoming visit to Creede and Mineral County!

Be avalanche aware!  Latest avalanche conditions and forecasts may be found at the CO Avalanche Info Center here > Avalanche Forecasts <.  You may find snow forecasts here > CO Regional Snow Forecasts < and NRCS' SNOTEL Stations' snow-pack information may be found here > CO Snowpack Reports <.)



The latest trail reports for Nordic trails permitted to the Upper Rio Grande Nordic Club (URGNC) in Creede follow.  For a trail list and trail maps, click here > URGNC Trails <.

   Last Groomed: 2/28/15   Latest Trail Report: 3/4/15       From:  Paul WhitmoreSnow is good, but the trail has drifted some, though it can be followed.

   Last Groomed: 1/24/14   Latest Trail Report:  1/24/14       From:   Paul Whitmore      Jeff groomed at Ivy/Lime this weekend and there was plenty of snow out that way.

 C. SIXMILE FLATS   Last Groomed: 2/28/15   Latest Trail Report:  3/4/15       From:   Paul WhitmoreSnow is good, but the trail has drifted some, though it can be followed.D. SPRING CREEK   Last Groomed: This trail is not actively groomed by the club, though the forest roads are good for X-Country skiing and snowshoeing.   Latest Trail Report:  1/?/15       From::  Ed Knight       4-6" of powder.  Watch for buried rocks & logs.


After you use one of the trails above, we would appreciate your submitting a trail report. Was snow depth an issue? Is the trail icy or rough? Simply submit your report by responding to this Email, identifying the trail and providing information on trail conditions.


If you enjoy our trails help us cover the cost of grooming by joining or donating to the club. The membership/donation form may be found here > Join the URGNC <


The San Juan Nordic Club grooms a number of trails in the San Luis Valley. Trail lists and maps may be found here > San Juan Nordic Trails <. The Hinsdale Haute Route maintans several yurts for skiiers and snowshoers in Hinsdale County. Information may be found here > Hinsdale Haute Route <. Unplowed forest roads are popular as are trails groomed for snowmobiles. If you go off trail, it is of particular importance that you remain aware of the potential for avalanches.  Avoid East Willow Creek above Creede, FSR 502, and other steep-walled canyons as they are subject to frequent avalanches.

When you ski, snowshoe or hike on snowmobile trails, please give the machines right-of-way and go to the side or off the trail when meeting snowmobiles or groomers. Snowmobile clubs groom these trails using funds provided by annual snowmobile registration fees. These trails are multi-use winter trails for the enjoyment of all; trail etiquette is important to minimize conflicts. Snowmobile trail maps for the eastern San Juan Mountains may be found with the links below:

Snowcountry Explorers (Creede) maps here > Snowcountry Explorer Maps

Lake City/Continental Divide maps here > Lake City/Continental Divide Maps <

South Fork Powder Busters maps here > South Fork Powder Busters <

Silver Thread Outdoor Recreation (South Fork) maps here > Silver Thread Outdoor Recreation <

If you are bi-recreational and wish to join a Colorado snowmobile club, you may do so here > Join a CO Snowmobile Club <



Start the New Year the right way, in Creede!


Time to make your plans for 2015! Start it out the right way, in Creede!
8th Annual “The Golden Pick” Tommyknocker Pond Hockey Tournament is this weekend January 17th and 18th.

The remainder of the 2015 Calendar is as follows:

 February 13th-15th, Creede’s Cabin Fever Daze

March 14th - 23rd Annual Variety Show, by CAC
May 10th - Mother’s Day Breakfast, Elks Lodge #506
23rd – National Small Print Show Opening at CRT, by CAC –Runs through June 28th
May 23rd and 24th – 27th Taste of Creede,
A Festival of Fine Arts and Fine Dining
CAC National Small Print Show Opening
Bake-Off Challenge, Silver Chef Competition
Quick Draw Competition
Art Auction
25th – Meet the Company (CRT, Theatron )
26th – Memorial Day Ceremony (Elk’s Lodge,#506)
29th – I Love St. Lucy Opening Night at CRT
30th – CRT’s Meet the Company Block Party
June – Trash to Treasures begins this month! (Creede/Mineral Arts & Rec), call Eloise (719) 658-2276 for more information, youth activities and summer workshops
Artists in the Park – CAC, now through summer
12th – CRT’s Opening Night Dinner
Guys and Dolls Opening Night at CRT
19th – Pants on Fire Opening at CRT
21st – ATV/OHV Poker Run
23rd - Skeleton Puppets (Day camp at CRT) ages 5-7
24th – Creede Chute Out! (URGEC)
26th – 50th Anniversary Book Party
Ghost Light Opening Night at CRT
27th - Mountain Shoot Out Photography Show Opening (CMCCC), Runs through Sept.7th
July 1st - Creede Chute Out! (URGEC)
3rd – Boom Town Opening at CRT
4th and 5th – Creede’s Annual July 4th Street Festival
-July 4th - Parade (10am)
-Street Vendors
-Children’s Activities
-Colo. State Mining Championship
-Days of ’92 Mining Events
-Elks Beer Garden
-Creede Chute Out! Special Show (URGEC)
-Elks Lodge Annual Dance
8th - Creede Chute Out! (URGEC)
11th – 17th – Woodcarvers Rendezvous, www.creedewoodcarvers.com (CCC)
15th - Creede Chute Out! (URGEC)
16th – The KID Show Opening at CRT
16th – 20th –Imagination Stage (Day camp at CRT) ages 5-7
16th- 17th – Ladies Aid Bazaar Bake and Rummage Sale (CCC)
22rd - Creede Chute Out! (URGEC)
23rd – 27th – Improv Studio (Day camp at CRT) ages 8-12
24th – Our Town Opening at CRT
28th – Aug. 1st - Song and Dance Lab (Day camp at CRT) ages 12 +
July 31st -Aug. 2nd – Creede Rock & Mineral Show
Aug. 1st – Annual Snowshoe Shuffle
2nd – Our Town at Sunnyside Chapel
4th – 9th – CRT’s ALUMNI WEEK
8th – Jubilee Street Party by CRT
50 Years of CRT Story Slam with CRT at The Ruth
Honoring KU, Founders’ Night at CRT
15th – Silver Thread Studio Tour
21st – August: Osage County Opening at CRT
23rd – Upper Rio Grande Tour of Homes,
Creede Early Learning Center
28th – 4th Annual Headwaters Festival at CRT
Sept. 4th - 7th – Labor Day Weekend Celebration
4th Annual Balloon Festival Creede Mining Heritage Inc.)
Creede Mountain Run, 28th Annual
Salsa Fiesta
4th Annual Gravity Derby
ATV Rodeo (URGEC) call Mike at (719)480-3553
18th - 19th – Cruisin’ the Canyon Car Show
Nov. 27th – 28th – Chocolate Festival, Creede Scoop Chase
Dec. tbd Annual Christmas Tree Walk, Community Christmas Dinner
Dec. 31st – New Year’s Eve Dance at the Elks Lodge

CMCCC = Creede & Mineral Co. Chamber of Commerce,
719-658-2374, www.creede.com
CAC = Creede Arts Council, 719-658-3012
CCChurch = Creede Community Church, 719-658-2209
CCC = Creede Community Center, 719-658-0811
CHS = Creede Historical Society
719-658-2004, creedehistoricalsociety.com
CRT = Creede Repertory Theatre
719-658-2540, creederep.org
URGEC = Upper Rio Grande Events Complex,

(While much care has gone into the creation of this calendar, all dates and events may be subject to change.) 




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