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Old 08-25-2013, 11:06 AM   #1
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We're thinking about making our first visit to Creede, from looking at the atlas, it looks like about 2 1/2 hours on hwy 160 two lane. We know that a lot of big rigs get in there and we're very experienced at mountain driving but we are interested in hearing from some who have made the drive. That last 2 1/2 hours would come at the end of an already 6 hour driving day.

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When we went we stayed the night in Alamosa to acclimate to the altitude and arrive fresh. The final stretch of the drive is very pretty and was not difficult.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:03 AM   #3
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All of 160 west of I-25 is beautiful country. Rest up from your 6 hour drive and tackle 160 and Creede fresh. It's a great drive and awesome scenery... Sangre De Christo Mountains, the San Luis Valley, and then the La Garita and San Juan Mountains.
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Very pleasant drive good road. Creede is getting cold at night, days will be awsome. Enjoy!
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Thanks for the Info everyone!! We've seen those mountain ranges from the other sides before and yes, they're beautiful. We can't believe that as Colorado natives we've never been to Creede Our neighbors and us have spots reserved for our coaches in Mountain Views RV resort in Creede this weekend
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It is a good drive but when you get to Creed keep going. Stay at Rio Hondo pond on your way to the top of the pass....from there start counting elk....when you reach 500 or it starts to snow....then move back down to Creed and become a tourist
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We just spent a week in Creede at the Mountain Views RV Resort - wonderful place, great people. We LOVE Creede - the Creede Repertory Theater is excellent - went to several plays. Great shopping in all the small businesses in town! DW loves it - so do I. Be sure to stop at the fudge shop!

The temps are dropping a bit, but you should be fine. Great scenery! The fire you undoubtedly heard about did nothing to diminish the beauty of the area around Creede and South Fork. You can't see the burned area from those locations.

Highway 160 is a piece of cake if you're comfortable in the mountains. It's level for the most part unless you're coming from the west over Wolf Creek Pass - which is how we get there. Slow down, take your time - enjoy!
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Thanks again for the info. Us and the neighbors got our coaches ready to roll at about 8:30 last night. We're leaving from Denver so should be about 5 1/2 hours. Glad to hear that the temps are falling, it's been way too hot here. Will definitely go look for the Elk!!
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