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ABOUT CREEDE AND MINERAL COUNTY
Creede and Mineral County have so much to offer. The county consists of 96% National Forest Lands and features two wilderness areas-the Weminuche and La Garita Wilderness Areas-along with the Continental Divide and Colorado Trails. Within the Rio Grande National Forest you will find the unique Wheeler Geologic Area. The Rio Grande River and several streams offer an unparalleled fly fishing experience. The Bachelor Historic Loop Tour takes you through Creede's silver mining district and ghost towns.
Headwaters of the Rio Grande and San Juan Rivers
Two mighty Southwest rivers rise in Mineral County’s San Juan Mountains. The Rio Grande, third longest river in the U.S., is well known as the international border between Texas and Mexico. This great river begins its flow high on the eastern slopes of the Continental Divide just west of Creede. Collecting water from many rivulets and smaller streams, including Willow Creek, which flows through downtown Creede, the Rio Grande gathers strength for its 1,800-mile journey to the Gulf of Mexico.
Trails galore interlace the countryside around Creede and throughout Mineral County. Public lands, which constitute 95% of the county, provide ample access to Forest Service trails, many of which carry multi-use designations.
Wheeler Geologic Area
The formation of the La Garita and San Juan mountains began about 30 million years ago. Eruptions from massive volcanoes, like the Creede Caldera, were followed by tremendous flows of ash and mud. As the layers of volcanic debris cooled, crystals and mineral ores collected into veins and pockets to create extensive mineral fields. This era of mountain building laid down the volcanic tuff that has become the Wheeler Geologic Area. Water erosion then carved a starkly impressive landscape of fragile capstones, needles, and spires.
POLICIES AND FAQ
Creede ATV highly recommends reservations for UTV rental, but walk-in inquiries are welcome. Reservations require a $50 deposit per machine, per day, at the time of booking. Your UTV is reserved rain or shine, so plan accordingly.
Deposits are non-refundable.
We offer a one-time courtesy reservation rescheduling if the change to the reservation is made at least 48 hours before the reservation start time. Rescheduling is based on rental availability, and the new reservation must take place during the current riding season.
OPERATOR AND PASSENGER REQUIREMENTS
You must be 25 years of age or older with a valid driver’s license and credit card to rent a UTV. The license must be presented on the day of your rental. NO EXCEPTIONS. If you are unable to present your driver’s license on the day of your rental, you will not be permitted to operate the vehicle and you will forfeit your rental fee.
A passenger is someone who will strictly remain a passenger and WILL NOT drive the rental vehicle. Passengers must be able to grasp the hand holds and firmly plant their feet with their backs fully against the back seat rest. Seatbelts must be worn and buckled property. All passengers must wear a helmet and fasten it properly.
INCLUDED WITH YOUR RENTAL
Vehicles will include a full tank of gas and should be returned full. A charge of $30 will be included if tank is not full. Helmets are also included and must be worn.
GET IN TOUCH
911 La Garita, Creede, CO 81130