Population: 290 (2010) : Elevation: 8,799 ft : Annual Precip. Average 18.0″
The town of Creede is full of heritage and natural beauty. It was the last silver boom town in Colorado in the 1800’s but today, people come to Creede seeking a new adventure.
The Rio Grande and its tributary trout streams attract fly fishermen from all over the world and its unspoiled headwaters in the Weminuche Wilderness are a favorite for hikers.
In the cold winter months, visitors and locals enjoy activities including snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. A marvel of nature not to be missed is Wheeler Geological Area, where people can still see the legacy of volcanic eruption from 30 million years ago.
Of course, there are many things to do in Creede without driving out of town. Visit the Underground Mining Museum or take in a play at the Creede Repertory Theatre. Anyone can spend a day shopping downtown at all the local shops and boutiques; of course, all that shopping can work up a mountain size appetite. Luckily, Creede offers a wide selection of delicious dining options.
10 THINGS TO DO
1. Visit: Clear Creek Falls
2. Enjoy: Creede Repertory Theatre
3. Drive: Bachelor Loop Tour
4. Fish: The Rio Grande River & Area Lakes [Take a guided Fly Fishing Lesson]
5. Tour: Underground Mining Museum
6. Attend: 4th of July Fireworks
7. Shop, Dine and Visit Art Galleries
8. Visit: Creede Caldera / Fossil Formations
9. Watch: for Moose & Big Horn Sheep
10. Hike: Variety of trails new Creede (Get Map at Visitor’s Center)