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Creede is located 254 miles southwest of Denver on Colorado Highway 149. This small mountain town sits at an elevation of 8,852 feet and has a total population of 377 residents. Tucked into the San Juan Mountains, this is quintessential historic Colorado mining town. The village is situated in a former volcanic caldera, surrounded by sheer cliffs that limit the town's physical growth - but this seems to be exactly what visitors love about this charming small town. The restored 1890s storefronts invite tourists to stop a while to shop and explore. The Creede Historical Museum and Underground Mining Museum give visitors a glimpse into the town's silver mining history, and every summer the town hosts the Creede Repertory Festival, which features a mix of classical and new productions. The town is situated at the headwaters of the San Juan and Rio Grande Rivers, which provide lots of good fishing and rafting. Other recreational opportunities in the area include hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, and ice skating and snowshoeing. There are several scenic byways located near Creede and the Wheeler Geologic Area is just south of town.

Surrounding areas: South Fork, Colorado (20.0 mi), Lake City, Colorado (24.6 mi), Wolf Creek, Colorado (26.9 mi), Vallecito Lake, Colorado (34.9 mi)

Creede Vacation Rentals

Creede Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Budget Host Ute Bluff Lodge27680 W Hwy 160South Fork, CO20.0 mi.(800) 473-0595
Chinook Lodge And Smokehouse29666 W US Hwy 160South Fork, CO20.0 mi.(719) 873-9993
Wolf Creek Ski Lodge & Motel13042 W Hyw 160South Fork, CO20.0 mi.(800) 874-0416
Rocky Top Lodge1450 N Hwy 149Lake City, CO24.6 mi.(970) 944-2780
Bed & Breakfast
Old Firehouse Bed & BreakfastMain StCreede, CO (719) 658-0212

Creede Weather & Climate

Southwest Colorado has a four-season alpine climate. This region is on the Western Slope of the Continental Divide at 7,200 feet above sea level. The combination of high desert plateau and Rocky Mountains to the north and east create an unusually mild climate. Temperatures here are much cooler in the summer than most of the surrounding southwestern United States. The area is also blessed with 300 days of sunshine per year. The climate of Colorado, in general, is difficult to describe because it varies so widely from place to place. The climate of any particular place in this region is profoundly affected by differences in elevation, and to a lesser degree, by the orientation of mountain ranges and valleys and wind direction. Wide variations occur within short distances.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 33°F -8°F 0.46 in. -
February 39°F -4°F 0.60 in. -
March 44°F 4°F 0.65 in. -
April 49°F 13°F 0.76 in. -
May 62°F 24°F 0.85 in. -
June 72°F 30°F 0.79 in. -
July 76°F 37°F 1.48 in. -
August 73°F 37°F 2.40 in. -
September 68°F 28°F 1.52 in. -
October 59°F 18°F 1.37 in. -
November 44°F 5°F 0.99 in. -
December 33°F -6°F 0.58 in. -

Creede Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are Stevens Field (2V1) located about 40 miles south of Creede in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, the Gunnison Crested Butte Regional airport (GUC) located approximately 47 miles north of Creede in Gunnison, Colorado, the Durango La Plata County airport (DRO) located roughly 66 miles southwest of Creede in Durango, Colorado, and finally the Montrose Regional airport (MTJ) located around 69 miles northwest of Creede in Montrose, Colorado.

Creede Attractions

Ski Areas
TellurideTellurideCO48.7 mi.
PurgatoryDurangoCO65.6 mi.
Crested ButteCrested ButteCO70.6 mi.
AspenAspenCO92.9 mi.
Aspen HighlandsAspenCO92.9 mi.
SnowmassAspenCO92.9 mi.
TiehackAspenCO92.9 mi.
Ski CooperLeadvilleCO102.7 mi.
Powderhorn ResortMesaCO112.2 mi.
Red River Ski AreaRed RiverNM114.9 mi.
Sunlight Mountain ResortGlenwood SpringsCO119.5 mi.
Fred Harman Art MuseumPagosa SpringsCO40.3 mi.(Art)

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