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C24 - Creede Colorado

Fly-in to Historic Creede Colorado

June 9 – 11, 2023

CPA Fly-in Sponsor: Lynn and Shirley McCullough

Last day to register is May 1
Make your hotel reservation by May 1

Enjoy the beautiful mountain views on your flight to Creede, Colorado. Creede, a historic town in the heart of the San Juan mountains has one of the most scenic landscapes in Colorado with its sheer cliffs, mountaintops and one of the largest calderas in the world called the La Garita Caldera.

Friday June 9

Arrive at the Mineral County Airport (C24) by 11:00 a.m. There will be shuttle transpotation from the airport into the town of Creede for lunch at one of the local restaurants. The afternoon can be spent touring the quaint shops or hiking one of the trails that start right in town.

Later in the afternoon, we will gather at the Mining museum for a tour followed by a delicious meal at the Community Center prepared by Gosar Sausage. The price of the tour and dinner will be included in the registration fee.

Saturday June 10

Today is the annual Donkey Dash in Creede.

This fun filled event pairs runners with their burros for a 10 mile run.

They must not let loose of the burro’s lead for the entire race. There is also a “Race a Mini Donkey” on main street which is free to the public – donkeys provided. There will also be a street festival and live music all day.
Lunch will be on your own today with several fun restaurants to choose from.

This evening will be the highlight of the Fly-in: attending the opening night performance of the comedy mystery play CLUE at the Creede Repertory Theatre.

The tickets will be purchased by the hosts and will be added to the registration expense. Due to time constraints with getting to the play on time, we will plan to have heavy appetizers with our happy hour and forgo dinner this evening.

Happy hour will be at the Snowshoe Lodge. There will be a refrigerator in each hotel room and we will have access to an oven if needed.

Sunday June 11

After breakfast at a local restaurant, we will shuttle everyone back to the airport for their flights back home.

A block of ten rooms has been reserved at the Snowshoe Lodge in Creede until May 1, 2023.

The room price will range between $145.00 - $152.00. Call 719-658-2315. Be sure to let the lodge know that you are a part of the Colorado Pilots Association when you call to make your reservation.

The registration cost is $98.50 per person. It covers the mining tour ($16), community center rental ($7.50), dinner and gratuity ($30) and play tickets ($45)

Friday, June 9, 2023 to Sunday, June 11, 2023
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Lynn A McCullough
719-850-4737 (p)
Shirley McCullough
719-588-5890 (p)
719-588-5890 (c)
CPA Fly-in Sponsored
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only