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 wheelchair accessible, with an accessible trail to a high lookout spot. This makes a great rest stop and opportunity for photography.

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At a Glance

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.
Fees No fee
Open Season: Year- round weather dependent
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: June - September
Busiest Season: July
Restrictions:
  • No Overnight Camping. 
  • No Potable Water or Garbage Service. 
  • Pack all Trash Out.
Closest Towns: Creede, CO; Lake City, CO
Water: No
Restroom: Accessible Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Concessionaire
Information Center: Call 719-658-2556 or 719-657-3321 for real time information

General Information

Directions:

From 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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Location

 
  Area/Length : 
Can park a bus

  Latitude : 
37.84840151

  Longitude : 
-107.1498633

  Elevation : 
10000' - 10000'

 



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