Top 5 mining attractions just 20 miles west of Denver!
Step back in time and EXPLORE Clear Creek County where you can experience a day in the life of 19th century Colorado hard rock miner! Enjoy authentic mine and mill tours, take a train ride aboard a narrow gauge railroad through the Rocky Mountains, pan for gold or simply learn about our place in Colorado History, the Gold Rush and so much more!
In fact it all started in 1859 when Prospector George A. Jackson discovered gold at the confluence of Chicago Creek and Clear Creek triggering the Colorado Gold Rush. Today, as we sit back and reflect on more than 150 years of history, heritage, and culture, it is amazing how little has changed… But don’t take our word for it – simply come on up and see what rich history you will uncover as you visit various mining attractions and destinations scattered throughout the County!