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Address: Bachelor City, Creede, CO

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Fun side trip!

If you are visiting Creede in the summer or Fall months, this is a must! The views are gorgeous and the air was crisp and clean. I loved seeing the old mines on the mountain... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 February 2017
Laurie R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

If you are visiting Creede in the summer or Fall months, this is a must! The views are gorgeous and the air was crisp and clean. I loved seeing the old mines on the mountain ... some are still operating. You will need a 4 wheel drive! Creede is my favorite!!!

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Thank Laurie R
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

The Bachelor Loop Historic Tour is a 17-mile, go-at-your-own-pace, drive through the historic mining district above Creede. With the cliffs rising nearly 1,000 feet directly north of this area, first-time visitors are amazed at the views. The tour takes you across mine locations from the 1890s and abandoned ghost towns that once matched Creede in size. The road weaves its... More 

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Overbrook, Kansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 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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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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Missouri
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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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Port Aransas, Texas
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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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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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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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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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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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