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Bachelor Historic Loop

Basics
Location:
Near Creede, in the central San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado
Setting:
Mountainous
Surface:
Rough Dirt or Gravel
Length:
17 miles
Time:
1 to 2 hours
Season:
Year round, weather permitting

Description

This scenic route traces the history of Creede's silver mining district through the rugged high mountains of the San Juans. Interpretive signs and a guidebook relate much of the history of these storied mountain canyons.

Details

Location:
Near Creede, in the central San Juan Mountains of southwest Colorado
Setting:
Mountainous
Surface:
Rough Dirt or Gravel
Length:
17 miles
A 4WD vehicle is required for the final two miles of this loop; however, turnaround points are provided for passenger vehicles.
Time:
1 to 2 hours
Most of the historic attractions along this route require you to get out of your car.
Main Roads:
W Willow Ck Rd
Season:
Year round, weather permitting
Camping Info
Marshall Park, Rio Grande

Map + Directions

Basic Directions
Head west from Creede along Bachelor Mountain Road to begin the loop. The loop returns to Creede at West Willow Creek Canyon Road, on which a four-wheel-drive vehicle is recommended.
Customizable Directions


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