As part of our Saturday Afternoon Drive we went and visited the town of Creede, CO. It is known as a mining town, with apparently still a lot of Silver still in the mines. They had to shut down the mines because the price of Silver was so low the company wasn’t making a profit. They are hoping the price of Silver rises up again so they can reopen. Miners at the time the mine closed were making between $100,000 to $130,000 a year. I would consider a career change for that much money a year. This small Colorado town was used to film parts of the new Lone Ranger Movie with Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer. The mine scenes from the movie were shot in this little town. The town is a fun place to visit. So if you ever get the chance you should come and check it out.
Train Bridge over the Rio Grande river
Rio Grande Scenic Railroad heading towards Le Veta Pass