Creede Colorado

We head to Creede, Colorado area for a backpacking/camping trip. After traveling through Texas and New Mexico at 105° the high altitudes of the San Juan Mountains was very welcome.

Creede sits at an elevation of 8,799 feet and is located in Mineral County, which is northeast of Durango and has a population of 712, making it the second least populated county in the state, Creede itself has 299 full-time residents, as of the 2010 Census.

Creede was the last silver boom town in Colorado in the 19th century and went from a population of 600 in 1889 to more than 10,000 in 1891.

The 2013 film, The Lone Ranger was filmed in Creede, as well as The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.

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