Located at 9,000 feet in the San Juan Mountains of southern Colorado, Creede is a mountain town with a rich history.
Seated on the historic summer home of the Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute), Jicarilla Apache, and Pueblo peoples who came to hunt, fish, trade and seek the medicinal benefits of local hot springs, the modern town of Creede was founded in the late 1880s during the silver mining boom.
Today it caters to the cultural tourist, outdoor enthusiast, and those looking for a quiet, yet friendly retreat. Located along the headwaters of the Rio Grande, amidst the grandeur of the Weminuche Wilderness, Mineral County offers nearly 540,000 acres of National Forest. Today, with less than 400 year-round residents, Creede has the feeling of a close-knit, family community. You can hike, fish, raft, shop, local artists / galleries – then take in a show!”
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