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Those willing to travel off the beaten path will enjoy the breathtaking beauty of two waterfalls sharing the same name. One of the South Clear Creek Falls can be reached by way of an easy and short path from the back-side of the Silver Thread Campground. The trail to the other waterfall starts from Bristol Head Campground.

South Clear Creek Falls APHollingsworth
South Clear Creek Falls, courtesy APHollingsworth

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Credits and Acknowledgments

The research, writing and production of this interpretive booklet were made possible by grants from the following generous organizations: Federal Highway Administration Intermodal Surface Transportation Efficiency Act (ISTEA), colorado Historical Society, Western Colorado Interpretive Association (WCIA), Hinsdale County Lodging Tax Panel, Lake City Chamber of Commerce, the Creede and Mineral County Chamber of Commerce, the Silver Thread Scenic and Historic Byway Council, and the Rio Grande Watershed Emergency Action Coordination Team. Special thanks to Grant Houston of the Hinsdale County Historical Society, Lynna Jackson of Creede, Nancy Houston, and the authors, Laurene Farley and Sandy Thompson of the U.S. Forest Service, Gunnison, Colorado. Layout and design update by B4 Studio, Creede.