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Address: Bachelor City, Creede, CO

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Beautiful scenery, wonderful old mine

We really enjoyed our drive through the loop, especially seeing the old mine. Wish the museum had been open but we'd been there before. They're closed on Monday's this time of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Shandy V
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Overbrook, Kansas
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Overbrook, Kansas
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75 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed our drive through the loop, especially seeing the old mine. Wish the museum had been open but we'd been there before. They're closed on Monday's this time of year. Darn it as our youngest didn't remember it from earlier travels.

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Thank Shandy V
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

This 17 mile loop is best traveled with a brochure available at the visitor center for $3. The first part is steep and was quite rough, not sure I'd do it in a low slung passenger car. In the fall there was almost no one else on the loop. I'd guess that in the summer it would be more crowded... More 

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Thank SteveSuzan
Missouri
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Slight snow shower greeted us on arrival to Creede and road was muddy and a bit slick our first night. Drove the next afternoon and road was much better. Drove in reverse and had no issues.

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Thank rtinmo
Port Aransas, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed the history of what happened along these 17 miles over the past 100+ years. Take the time to do the drive if you: 1) like history 2) like the mountains and 3) like being off the beaten path

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Thank krigold
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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94 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Yes, it's fine for a 2WD car if conditions are dry. Just take your time and drive the loop in a clockwise direction (starting just west of Creede and ending on the north side). Driving the loop in late September added golden aspens to the spectacular scenery. Low-afternoon sunlight was a bonus for photographic the old mine buildings.

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Thank AJS54
Lakewood, Colorado
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23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

Pick up a brochure at the visitor center for $3. It will help you know where to stop during the 17 mile loop. Suggest driving out of town on the east so when you loop back, a full valley sweeping view is beneath your feet. The road is pretty well maintained as some folks live at the higher elevations.

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Thank Shirley L
Brea, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

Very interesting. We were fortunate enough to be able to take a tour of the fire department. Assistant chief was dynamite. Couldn't have been better. 👍🤗

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Thank Anita S
Thonotosassa, Florida
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101 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Great look into how tough these miners were. Lots of abandoned mines and photo ops. Look for wild game, mule deer, beaver, coyote , sheep and maybe an elk.15 miles at 10 mph. Worth the time to see the mountain views.

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Thank Pat R
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42 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

If you are in to history and scenery this is a must! Love the drive. Fun to stop at the Last Chance Mine and look around. Take a picnic lunch and enjoy the view of Creede as you come down the backside.

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Thank Papamac5515
Hilltop Lakes, Texas
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229 reviews
82 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We made this drive in a two wheel drive pickup truck it is a bit rough in places, however, it is worth the effort, a ton of mining history and stunning scenery, next time we would probably rent a four wheel drive in town, but all in all we loved it.

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Thank James G

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