Brown/Hermit Lakes Interpretive Site

Area Status: Open
This area is Open
 

An Interpretive Site and Scenic Overlook along the Silverthread Scenic Byway (State Hwy 149) between Creede and Lake City. The site offers a safe place to pull off the highway, park, learn about the scenery, take photographs. 

This site facility consists of a large paved parking lot along the side of State Highway 149, a sidewalk, and some interpretive sign panels explaing what to see as you look to the west.

At a Glance

Operational Hours: This site facility is open year around and is plowed free of snow even in Winter
Fees No Fee
Open Season: January
Usage: Light
Best Season: Mid September for fall colors
Busiest Season: June to September
Restrictions: No overnight camping.
Closest Towns: Creede, CO
Water: No
Restroom: No (nearest restroom at N. Clear Creek Falls 2 miles on toward Lake City.
Operated By: Forest Service

General Information

Directions: From the town of Creede travel west on State Highway 149 for approxomaletly 22 miles. The overlook is on the left or west side of the highway at that point.

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Location

 
  Latitude : 
37.8284601

  Longitude : 
-107.1894249

  Elevation : 
10200

 



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