This campground is located in the small mining town of Creede, Colorado. We had never been to that part of Colorado before, but went there because of someone we met at another campground in Colorado. We are glad that we went as this is a very nice campground and the mountain scenery is wonderful.
We got to Creede by taking Highway 160 out of Walsenburg, CO, going over the La Veta pass, through Alamosa, CO and taking Highway 149 out of South Fork, CO. From South Fork, it is about 20 miles.
The campground has 200 sites and all are full hookups with 30/50 amps. They have nice restrooms and showers, laundry facilities, game room, indoor rec hall, gift shop, rv supplies and horse shoes outside. There is WiFi available. Fishing is available in the Rio Grande river at the campground as well as in many other areas in the surrounding mountains. The campground is located on the banks of the Rio Grande River. However, the only sites on the river are those of the leased sites. These sites are very nice and have a long term lease for those campers who are interested in that sort of thing. The campground is made up of two parts. One is the regular RV park and the other is for long term lease.
The town of Creede was started as a silver mining town in the late 1800s. It is small, but a very neat place to visit. Rock collecting seems to be the mineral of choice since the silver mines closed down. While we were there they had a rock show in the entrance to one of the mines. There were a lot of vendors present who were displaying and selling their rock collections. There is a creek that runs through the town where people still come to look for interesting rocks. Not my cup of tea, but I found it interesting.
If you like to hike, there are plenty of hiking trails in the area. If you like to ride ATVs, this is a very ATV friendly area. A lot of people bring their own ATVs, but if you can't bring your own, there are a number of places where you can rent them at reasonable rates. You can ride on almost any road as long as it isn't paved.
For those of you who fish, there are plenty of places to fish. The head waters of the Rio Grande River start just above Creede. There are many lakes in the immediate area and all you have to do is ask and someone will point you in the right direction. If you plan on doing much fishing, you might do as we did and buy an annual license. It is cheaper than continually buying daily licenses when you fish.
If you just like to get out and drive, there is a really nice drive up to Lake City. As I remember, it took about 90 minutes to get there. The scenery is beautiful and it is a very pleasant drive. We got there, had lunch and drove back. In Creede, there is a drive that you might want to take. It is called the Bachelor Loop. It is not for the faint of heart as this road is considered a two way, but in much of the area it is only one lane and pretty steep. It is recommended that you have 4 wheel drive but I noticed several people making it with only 2 wheel drive. On the top there was a small mining town by the name of Bachelor City, hence the name Bachelor Loop. The road starts on either side of Creede and returns to Creede.
Creede, Colorado is a great place to visit and the Mountain Views At Rivers Edge RV Park is the place to stay. There are several other RV parks in the area, but this is the one that we highly recommend.
Submitted by Brad & Jane
If you have never been to this National Park, it is worth the visit. It is about 85 miles from Creede. You could make it a day trip or stay at a campground a little closer.
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Mountain Views At Rivers Edge RV Resort
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