Recreational, sporting, entertainment, social, and educational activities abound in Creede and Mineral County all year long.
Our Rocky Mountain setting provides a backdrop of beauty and grandeur that takes advantage of every season. The gentle greens of early spring, the vivid wildflowers of summer, the blaze of autumn gold, or the sublime magnificence of high mountain winter – each season is packed with natural attractions and a variety of activities that define the Mineral County experience.
Historic buildings and names from a bygone era mark the quaint seven-block downtown section of Creede’s famous silver mining era. The spectacular Pillars of Hercules, volcanic cliffs rising nearly a thousand feet at the edge of twon, frame Creede’s array of shops, galleries, eateries, lodging, and sundry services. Simply viewing the old downtown area against this magnificent canyon backdrop makes a visit to Creede worthwhile in any season. A “Walking Tour” guidebook provides detailed information about Creede’s historic buildings and downtown district. Being the only community in Mineral County, Creede serves as the commercial and government center for residents and visitors. Both the Mineral County Courthouse and the Creede Town Hall are located on North Main Street. Rio Grande National Forest maintains the Creede Ranger Station on South Main Street.