Attractions

Nature Reserve in Creede

Wheeler Geologic Area

Part of the La Garita Wilderness, the dramatic stone formations of the Wheeler Geologic Area were carved by wind and rain into volcanic tuff framed by evergreen forest. Rocks resemble rows of sharp animal teeth, and…
Waterfall in Creede

North Clear Creek Falls

Twenty-five miles west of Creede and only 0.5 miles from signs on Hwy 149, these impressive falls are visible from an overlook on the fenced edge of a deep gorge. From the parking area, a short walk over the ridge a…
Museum in Creede

Creede Underground Mining Museum

Opened in 1992, this fascinating museum was hewn from the ground by mine workers, and the tours, which really bring home the grim reality of life in the mines, are also led by miners. It’s a chilling exhibit in more…
Museum in Creede

Creede Historic Museum

Mineral treasures attracted miners by the trainload, but this museum chronicles the more intriguing opportunists and scoundrels who arrived to take advantage of Creede’s short-lived prosperity. It’s housed in the fo…