CREEDE- The 12th annual Cruising the Canyon Car Show is up and revving their engines for this coming weekend in Creede. The fall colors are just beginning to change, and the weekend is expected to be nothing short of beautiful with warm autumn days. Although the show will look a bit different this year due to COVID restrictions, one thing will never change and that is the appreciation for gorgeous and rad hotrods. All guests and participants are asked to keep to social distancing requirements as well as wear face coverings when enjoying the event.
For the past 12 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 starts Friday night, Sept. 18 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 Saturday.
Saturday morning will start off with more registration at 8 a.m. at the Mineral County Courthouse. The show starts off at 10 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.
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 to their autumn colors.
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.
Up to date information can be found on the Creede and Mineral County Chamber of Commerce website at www.creede.com . Grab your mask and hit the high country this weekend for some fun and beautiful fall colors