Silver Thread Scenic Byway

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This scenic byway covers the rich history of mining camps including Lake City and Creede and crossing the continental divide at Slumgullion Pass.

Length:  117 miles.
Driving Time: 3 hours.
Major Features:

Collier State Wildlife Area, Rio Grande National Forest, Wheeler Geologic Natural Area, Creede Underground Mining Museum, Crede Historic Museum, Rio Grande County Museum, Creede Repertory Theatre, Hard Tack Mine Tours & Museum, Hinsdale County/ Lake City Museum, Denver & Rio Grande Railroad.

Towns: Creede, Lake City, and South Fork.

silver-thread-map-300-wide-208x300From the southern end at South Fork on the Rio Grande River (flowing into the Atlantic Ocean) to Lake City and the Lake Fork of the Gunnison River (flowing into the Pacific Ocean) this byway gem explores the back country of Western Colorado.








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