I spent a few early july weekends at a cabin in the valley just west of Creede (hogback mtn 2008-2010). Fished the tributaries that feed into the rio grande, and caught mostly browns in 10-16" range using spinners. Also ventured north of the town of Creede, some very small streams loaded with 8-10" brookies.
With that, you may consider targeting the San Juan being that it is closer to your home base. The west fork and east fork campgrounds may be worth checking out...