Where the Old West Meets New Adventure!

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Located just 20 miles west of Denver along the I-70 corridor, Clear Creek County encompasses the mountain communities of Idaho Springs, Dumont, Downieville, LawsonEmpire, Georgetown  and Silver Plume.

It’s where the first gold strike took place! Visit working mines and pan for gold; explore the historic Victorian mining towns of Georgetown, Idaho Springs, Silver Plume and Empire; or take a trip back in time on the historic Georgetown Loop Railroad®.

Clear Creek County is also where you can get your adventure on! From white water rafting, Colorado hiking, bike trails, fishing, ziplining and Rocky Mountain Colorado ski vacations to scenic byways, 14,000-ft. peaks (14’ers), the highest paved road in the Northern Hemisphere and wildlife viewing, there’s something for every level of adventure. And, because we’re so close to Denver, you don’t have to travel far to enjoy the mountains!

You’ll also find numerous lodging, dining and shopping experiences in a stunning mountain setting 365 days a year.

Explore Clear Creek

Full of Adventure

National & State forest areas offer White Water Rafting, Horseback Riding, ATV Trails, Mountain Biking, & Skiing.


Rich in History

There is Gold in the Hills. Explore gold mines, ride the train, or visit a museum. Each town has it’s own story to tell.


Shopping & Dining

Discover unique shopping experience in our mountain towns.  Enjoy great restaurants, galleries, and fine lodging.


Beautiful Scenery

Perfect for hiking, biking and photography.  Enjoy  hiking trails,  or relaxing with a soak in the hot springs pool.


Local Deals

Find great deals on lodging, restaurants, spas, local merchant deals and recreation packages.



Area Maps

Enjoy the many wonderful outdoor adventures during your Colorado vacation in Clear Creek County.


Trip Planning

Planning just half a day or a week long vacation in Colorado Mountains? The possibilities are endless…


Cams & Weather

Perfect for hiking, biking and photography. Enjoy hiking trails, or soak in the hot springs pool.

Trip Planner
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Events Calendar
View upcoming events in the County, including dates for Christmas events, special train rides, festivals and music. Read More >>