West Willow Road

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Located just north of Creede, traveling through the tight Willow Creek Canyon, West Willow Road is the eastern portion of the iconic Bachelor Loop Historic Driving Tour. This dirt road offers a captivating journey through rugged landscapes and past remnants of the region's once-booming mining indust... Read More
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Highlights of West Willow Road

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Mine Category Icon Mine
Overland Category Icon Overland
Highest Elevation
11370 ft
Shape of Trail
Connector
Typically Open
5/16 - 3/14
Best Direction
North
Official Trail Name
503
Nearest Town
Creede
Nearest Services
Creede
Management Agency
Rio Grande National Forest
District
Divide Ranger District

Overview

Located just north of Creede, traveling through the tight Willow Creek Canyon, West Willow Road is the eastern portion of the iconic Bachelor Loop Historic Driving Tour. This dirt road offers a captivating journey through rugged landscapes and past remnants of the region's once-booming mining industry. Travelers encounter numerous well-preserved historic sites, such as the Commodore Mine or the Underground Mining Museum, where you can delve into the fascinating stories of the miners who once toiled in these mountains. With breathtaking mountain views and intriguing glimpses into the past, West Willow Road is a memorable exploration of Creede's storied heritage.

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14 Waypoints
44 Trail Photos
1 Trail Concerns
1 Community Reviews
1 Video
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