Cruise the canyon just in time for fall colors

The 11th annual Cruisin’ the Canyon Car Show will take place in Creede on Sept. 21.

CREEDE— Fall is on the horizon for Creede and as the warm summer days give way to the cool autumn nights, the town is getting ready for thr annual Cruisin’ the Canyon Car Show. For the past 11 years, the Holy Moses Gift Shop in partnership with the Creede and Mineral County Chamber of Commerce have brought some of the most beautiful vehicles to the area to enjoy fall colors and a drive along the scenic Silver Thread Byway outside of Creede.
The event was started by Holy Moses owners Vicki and Nick Kulyk as a way to bring people to the area during the slow season in Creede and the event has turned into an area favorite. The small community will be hopping to decade music from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s as guests enjoy a day full of antique and beautifully restored vintage cars and trucks of all makes and models. It is a great way to get out to enjoy a blast from the past and see the fall colors as they begin to change in the San Juan and La Garita mountains.
The event begins Friday night, Sept. 20 with a pre-registration party at the visitor center located south of Creede. Participating vehicle owners can come out to mingle with the public and enjoy some light refreshments as they prepare for the show on Saturday.
Saturday morning will start off with more registrations at 8 a.m. at the Mineral County Courthouse. The show starts off at 10 a.m. and will last until the awards ceremony at 3 p.m. Guests can come enjoy the last few days of the Creede Repertory Theatre’s season, walk the many shops and enjoy a delicious meal at any one of the restaurants that will be open for the event.
On Saturday afternoon following the award ceremony, guests and vehicle owners are invited to participate in the annual Rod Run up Highway 149 towards the Freemon’s Store and North Clear Creek Falls. The road weaves in and out of some spectacular country that is surrounded by aspen groves that are expected to be nothing short of magnificent this year. According to reports from the National Forest Service, the fall colors are expected to be in top form this year due to the cooler temperatures and high precipitation.
On Sunday, guests and vehicle owners are invited to enjoy a fly over event at the Mineral County Airport. Plane owners from neighboring communities fly into Creede Sunday morning to enjoy breakfast and wander among the vintage vehicles. It is a fun and interactive event that is enjoyed by all who attend.
The weekend is sure to be a great time for the entire family. For more information, please visit


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