Top things to do in Creede

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…
Cafe in Creede


Touting comfort food, Arps is a stylish cafe serving up mac 'n' cheese, fried okra, curried chicken sandwiches and thick Angus burgers. The spare decor is accented with handsome moose murals and antler decor – a ver…
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…
Tex-Mex in Creede

Cascada Bar & Grill

In an adobe-style building on the edge of town, this bar and grill serves up traditional breakfasts as well as grilled specialties and usually tasty Mexican fare. Their drinks (tequila being the obvious house spirit…
Sports & Outdoors in Creede

San Juan Sports

This shop has camping gear and mountain bikes for rent and also carries a thorough collection of USGS topographic maps.
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…