• Silverthread Scenic & Historic Byway

    Are you headed south towards New Mexico? Are you ready to drive on the most scenic route? Cut across Highway 50 and Highway 149 begins just a few miles outside of Gunnison on the eastern end of Colorado’s largest body of water, Blue Mesa Reservoir. Highway 149, the Silverthread Scenic and Historic Byway,

  • Regional Adventures


    Colorado's Scenic and Historic Byways
    San Luis Valley Information

    Online Vacation Guide to Colorado's "Fourteener" Country


    Adams State College
    Alamosa Chamber of

  • Geology

    Wheeler Geologic Area

    True to its name, Mineral County is a significant study area for ancient geologic activity. The formation of the La Garita and San Juan mountains began about 30 million years ago. Eruptions from massive volcanoes, like the Creede Caldera, were followed by tremendous flows of ash and mud. As the layers of volcanic debris cooled, crystals and mineral ores collected into veins and pockets to create extensive mineral fields. This era of mountain building laid

  • City Recreation

    Ball Park

    On Hwy 149 at the south edge of Creede, the town ballpark is available for a variety of uses from ball games to kite flying. Check with the Creede Town Manager (719-658-2276) to schedule organized events.

    Basham Park

    Located by the old train depot in the heart of town, Basham Park offers a gazebo, picnic tables, restrooms, drinking water, and a shady place to relax and watch the world go by. Several summer events are held at Basham Park.


  • Museums & Historical Sites in Creede

    Creede Historical Society
    Creede Historical Museum & Library

    Historic Rio Grande Railroad Depot (behind Basham Park)
    P.O. Box 608, Creede, CO 81130   •   719-658-2004
    Open:  All year/Seasonal and by appointment
    Museum open daily, 10 AM-4 PM, Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day.
    Research library open year-round, Tues & Thurs, 1 PM-4 PM.
    Housed in the

  • Waterfalls

    During periods of heavy runoff, Mineral County’s mountains boast numerous short-lived, unnamed cascades. Mineral County also offers some of the most beautiful and photographed waterfalls in Colorado.

    North Clear Creek Falls - most photographed waterfall in Colorado! North Clear Creek Falls, just off SH 149 near the summit of Spring Creek Pass, proclaims the honor as the most photographed waterfall in Colorado. A scenic overlook/rest area is easily accessible from

  • The City of Gnomes: Wheeler Geologic Area


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Creede, CO 81130


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