North Clear Creek Falls Observation Site

Area Status: Open
This area is Open

Hwy 149 overlook

This Overlook facility is situated as a stop on the Silverthread Scenic Byway right along State Hiway 149. It offers a new restroom, picnic tables, ample paved parking for even larger vehicles, trails to the overlook, safety railings, and interpretive signs. It is handicap accessible, with a handicap trail to a high lookout spot.  This makes a great rest stop and Photography Opportunity.

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At a Glance

Current Conditions: Open for all traffic as of May 1, 2011
Operational Hours:   Open year around but usually snowed in between December and April. It is not plowed after heavy snows seal it down, but becomes a snowmobile trail stop.
Reservations: None needed..
Fees No FEE
Open Season: Year Around - Year Around
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: June through September
Busiest Season: July
Restrictions: No Overnight Camping.  No Potable Water or Garbage Service.  Pack trash out.
Closest Towns: Creede, CO and Lake City, CO
Water: No
Restroom: 1 New Vault Toilet, Accessible
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Call 719-658-2556 or 719-657-3321 for real time information

General Information

Directions: From the town of Creede, Colorado travel West on State Highway 149 for 26 miles. Turn right and go southeast for 1/2 mile to the Overlook.

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