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Where to Go Rio Grande River – Creede

The Rio Grande River at Creede is a great river to float. By late summer the flows on the Rio are low enough to make it a great walk-and-wade river. There is a huge population of brown trout with plenty of chances to land a trophy fish. The Rio is known for its epic Green Drake, Salmonfly, and Caddis hatches. Campgrounds are located at the Palisades and South Fork. Colorado Highway 149 runs along the Rio from the town of Creede downriver to Highway 160. Be sure you have a habitat stamp if you are going to fish in the Coller State Wildlife Area.

Directions - 232 Miles - 3 Hours 54 Minutes

  1. Head south on S 21st St toward US-24 W
  2. Follow I-25 S and US-160 W to CO-149 N in South Fork
  3. Continue on CO-149 N. Drive to Amethyst Dr in Mineral County