Oak Creek: A small town with lots to see and do

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This town of less than 900 people offers some of the best dining opportunities in Northwest Colorado. Some of its major restaurants, including Chinese, American, and Italian fare, draw visitors from across the state. The town also has a Main Street with several fun stores, including The Mugshot coffee shop with homemade pastries and a thrift store.

Visitors should be sure to stop by Bucket Park off of Main Street, which displays old mining equipment used when Oak Creek was in a mining boom.

There are various hiking and fishing opportunities in the area, and don't miss some of the town's summer events, which draw large crowds of locals for a fun afternoon.

Summer events:

  • May 29, July 17, Aug. 7, Sept. 4 -- Oak Creek Concert Series. The series premiers this year, with each concert sporting live music and food and drinks at Decker Park in downtown Oak Creek.
    * June 5 -- Oak Creek's Community Yard Sale. Many residents bring out their treasures for this all-day event.
    * June 26 -- Taste of South Routt. Local restaurants come out and sell the meals for which Oak Creek is famous. There are games and vendor booths.
    * June 28 -- Great Race Stopover. The Great Race stops in Oak Creek, and local residents will have an antique car show.
    * Sept. 4-6 -- Oak Creek's Labor Day. This weekend is a big tradition in Oak Creek and offers non-stop activities including a parade, concerts, food and vendor booths.

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