Rio Grande National Forest, Near Creede, Colorado
Bachelor Loop Interpretive Tour does not offer reservations through Recreation.gov. Please take a look at the area details below for more information about visiting this location. Enjoy your visit!
This 17-mile self-guided driving tour loops through Creede’s historic silver mining district and ghost towns. The tour’s first interpretive stop is just north of Creede in Willow Creek Canyon at the juncture of East and West Willow creeks. A high clearance vehicle with low gears can traverse the graded gravel road uphill to the Equity Mine and then return to Creede via Bachelor Road (FS Road 504) and the old town site of Bachelor. There are 14 interpretive pullouts along the scenic route. The Creede Underground Mining Musuem is adjacent to the tour route at the north end of Creede. Stop by the Creede Forest Service Information office at 304 South Main Street for a guide handout to the attraction stations. There is information available on line Bachelor Historic Tour Another option for vehicles that can not climb steeper grades is to travel the loop in reverse and brake carefully down the steeper parts. Please call 719-658-2374 for current information on this attraction and the road conditions.