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Old 02-21-2014, 07:04 AM   #1
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Creede Colorado need advice

Hey guys its my first trip to Colorado and I am so excited I cant stand it. I am headed to Creede from Alabama in July with the family and we are staying at MoutainviewRv park. Needless to say I am bringing by bike and brother is bringing he razor. If someone doesn't mind talking to me about riding opportunities in the area - that would be great.

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Old 02-21-2014, 07:40 AM   #2
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Creede Area

Great scenic riding in the Creede area.
Main loops are the Willow Creeks thru North Creede around to Bachelor and back to town.
Heading west to Lake City, paved curvy road. Turn off to Bristol Head area, or Spring Creek Pass turn off for loop thru FS land. Check out Clear Creek Falls. At Freemans Ranch is best burger & ice cream around. Just up from there is road to Stoney Pass and over to the Animas River area, then onto Engineer or Cinnamon Pass, Lake City.
East of Creede at Wagon Wheel Gap is Pool Table Road, Wheeler Geologic Area and as much FS road as you have gas for.
Get out the map and check it all out.
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Old 02-21-2014, 08:22 AM   #3
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The Rat Creek route is also a nice ride that will tie the Bachelor Loop together...a little rougher but nothing even close to death defying.
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Old 02-21-2014, 08:51 AM   #4
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Also, no OHV on pavement or in town. CSP up there a lot in the summer.

http://caltopo.com/map.html#ll=37.85...92806&z=14&b=t
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Thank you guys. This will give me a starting point to map out a few good loops.
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Old 02-21-2014, 01:20 PM   #6
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Thank you guys. This will give me a starting point to map out a few good loops.
And it is scenic and fun going over to Lake City as well. About three routes to get over there from highway, FS road, and ATV trail. But the Razor might have to stay behind.
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:28 PM   #7
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Creede Area

Myself and my riding peeps want to do something new and different for Co. vacation this year. Mostly dirt bikes, few quads.
Guys looking to do some ST and gnar on some days, family sight seeing rides other days. 250 -450 cc with extra fuel carry capable, some plated some not.

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Great scenic riding in the Creede area.
Main loops are the Willow Creeks thru North Creede around to Bachelor and back to town.
Heading west to Lake City, paved curvy road. Turn off to Bristol Head area, or Spring Creek Pass turn off for loop thru FS land. Check out Clear Creek Falls. At Freemans Ranch is best burger & ice cream around. Just up from there is road to Stoney Pass and over to the Animas River area, then onto Engineer or Cinnamon Pass, Lake City.
East of Creede at Wagon Wheel Gap is Pool Table Road, Wheeler Geologic Area and as much FS road as you have gas for.
Get out the map and check it all out.
This seems like a great place to start^^^. At this time we are gps noobs/ boobs,,, working on that.
What maps give the best coverage of surrounding trails from Creede ? The Lat40 stops short 6mi. west, I have the Divide
R.Dist. sending me the OHUVMs , don't know how detailed they are until I get them.
What do you rockies inmates suggest ?
Are Butler maps detailed in off road trails/ FS roads,,, Eakins,?
Good place to base camp ? Non plated bikes or atv on county roads?
Any advise would be appreciated. TIA
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Stay the trail has PDF mvum and digital overlays for Google Earth. The overlays are nice in that they sit right on the GE view. Just adjust the transparency and you are good to go.

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Old 05-15-2014, 03:41 PM   #9
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Stay the trail has PDF mvum and digital overlays for Google Earth. The overlays are nice in that they sit right on the GE view. Just adjust the transparency and you are good to go.

Maybe stoopid question but I need a version that I can carry on my bike. Is that printable, with details visible ?
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Good place to base camp ? Non plated bikes or atv on county roads?
Any advise would be appreciated. TIA
Base camp: There are numerous places to camp for free, just follow FS regs.

Your vehicles MUST be plated to run county/state roads, steep fine if caught. The use of FS roads will require an out of state COLO OHV registration.
Lots of counties are requiring proof of liability on atv vehicles now. Check your insurance policy to get it.
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Maybe stoopid question but I need a version that I can carry on my bike. Is that printable, with details visible ?
YEp, I screenshot them, print them out. They fit in my map case on my tank bag. I also use them for tracing out a route and importing to GPS
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Old 05-17-2014, 09:11 PM   #12
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Took a quick 35 mile ride to Creede this morning. Bachelor loop is open above
town. Just a few muddy spots.
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Old 05-19-2014, 12:36 PM   #13
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Just did Bachelor loop in my 2wd pickup and it was fine. Heard Pool table was closed up high due to snow from a local.
The signs for Engineer and Cinnamon passes are still posted as closed from the Lake City side if looking at trying the Alpine loop.
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