The historic mining town of Creede is located on Highway 149 between Lake City and South Fork, nestled in a beautiful canyon 8,852 feet up in the San Juan Mountains. Ninety-six percent (96%) of the land area of Mineral County is publicly held, mostly in the Rio Grande and San Juan National Forests. There are also two wilderness areas, the La Garita and the Weminuche, and state wildlife areas as well. Roughly 900 square miles of mountains, forests, valleys, and canyons allow an incredible array of outdoor activities all year long. Below are our favorite drives through this vast and beautiful land.

Fall Color Car Tours

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

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Creede & Mineral County Visitor Center & Chamber of Commerce

Open Tue-Sat 9am - 4pm, Lunch 1-2
904 S. Main St., PO Box 580
Creede CO 81130
Area Information Located North of Door. Free WiFi is always on!


Donations are appreciated. As a non-profit organization, we thrive on the kindness and charity of our visitors. Thank you!