CREEDE – The annual Cruisin’ the Canyon car show kicks off this weekend in Creede and with it comes the best of the best classic, unique and stylish vehicles of all makes and models.
This annual event is a local favorite and coincides with the changing seasons in the small mountain town of Creede. Autumn is just beginning to peak in the high country and the aspens could steal the show.
Autumn was the start of low season in Creede and that’s when local Holy Moses gift shop owners Vicky and Nick Kulyk decided it was time to bring some guests. and change the way fall happened in Creede.
Over the years, the event has become one of the most popular events in the area and draws hundreds of people to the San Juan Mountains to enjoy the fall colors and a few hotrods.
The event begins Friday evening, September 16 with a pre-registration party at the Welcome Center located south of Creede. Owners of participating vehicles can mingle with the public and enjoy some light refreshments as they prepare for the show on Saturday.
Saturday morning will begin with more registrations at 8 a.m. at the Mineral County Courthouse. The auto show begins at 10 a.m. and will last until the awards ceremony at 3 p.m. People can come and enjoy the last days of the Creede Repertory Theater season, stroll through the many shops and enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants that will be open. for the event.
On the Saturday afternoon after the awards ceremony, individuals and vehicle owners are invited to participate in the annual Rod Run on Highway 149 towards the Freemons store and North Clear Creek Falls. The road meanders in and out of spectacular country surrounded by aspen groves which should be magnificent this year.
According to reports from the National Forest Service, fall colors are expected to be at their best this year due to cooler temperatures and heavy rainfall.
On Sunday, guests and vehicle owners are invited to enjoy a flyover event at Mineral County Airport. Plane owners from nearby communities travel to Creede on Sunday morning for breakfast and a stroll among vintage vehicles.
For more information, visit www.creede.com.