CREEDE — As Creede revs the engines for fall, the town is gearing up to welcome the 13th annual Cruising the Canyon Car Show on Sept. 18. It is beginning to become clear that autumn is just around the corner as trees in the western end of the San Luis Valley are starting to turn and now is a great time to plan for coming fall activities.
For the past 13 years, the Holy Moses Gift Shop, in partnership with the Creede and Mineral County Chamber of Commerce, have brought some 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 to bring people to the area during what is considered the slow season in Creede. The event has become an area favorite. The small community will be dancing to decade music from the 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s as guests can enjoy a day of antique and restored cars and trucks of all makes and models.
The event starts Friday night, Sept. 17, 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 with more car show registration at 8 a.m. at the Mineral County Courthouse. The show starts at 10 a.m. The awards ceremony is at 3 p.m. Guests can also enjoy the last few days of the Creede Repertory Theatre’s season, walk through the many shops and eat a delicious meal at any of the local restaurants open for the event.
On Saturday afternoon after the award ceremony, guests and vehicle owners are invited to participate in the annual Rod Run up Highway 149 toward 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 will be beginning to change into their autumn attire.
This event is subject to change. People and participants are asked to follow recommended social distancing requirements. The latest information can be found on the Creede and Mineral County Chamber of Commerce website at www.creede.com.