Colorado settings just don't get much more spectacular than Creede, tucked into the San Juan Mountains. Because it's situated in a former volcanic caldera, it's surrounded by sheer cliffs that limit its physical growth. That's great, because the small-town feel is what visitors love about this place. Intact 1890’s storefronts invite you to shop, dine and stay at local lodgings. But it's not all about history here. Situated at the headwaters of the San Juan and Rio Grande rivers, there's plenty of good fishing here, as well as rafting, hiking and mountain biking. Be sure to explore at least one of the area's scenic byways, and take time to stop at the fascinating formations found at Wheeler Geologic Area, south of town.
--excerpts from Colorado.com