Historic Walking Tours

Step Back in Time

Explore Our Mountain Communities with A Guided Perspective

Discover untold stories and hidden gems as you walk along the streets of Clear Creek County. With a guided tour of the municipalities, you will discover a deeper understanding of the Colorado Gold Rush, Silver Boom, and many additional stories about prospecting adventures and the development of surrounding land. Come take a stroll back through time and learn about the lives of Colorado’s gold and silver miners as you peruse our magical mountain communities.

Try a Self-Guided Walking Tour

Explore the four original boomtowns in Colorado Gold Rush History on your own by taking a self-guided walking tour. Stop by the Gateway Visitor Center in Georgetown or the Heritage Museum and USFS Visitor Center in Idaho Springs to purchase a guide for your solo walking tour for our main towns, including Silver Plume. Empire’s electronic guide is available online. Each comes complete with photos, directions and historical information.

Join a Guided Walking Tour

If you would like to take a guided walking tour as an individual, with a group, or among friends, please contact a walking tour company below to host you. Our local guides will immerse you in the wonderful History and Heritage of the County!

Find a Walking Tour Guide

Alice Historial Society

271 Silver Creek Road
Alice, CO 80452

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Historic Tour of Empire

30 East Park Avenue
Empire, CO 80438

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Historic Tour of Georgetown

1491 Argentine Street
Georgetown, CO 80444

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Historic Tour of Silver Plume

315 Main Street
Silver Plume, CO 80476

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Idaho Springs Historic Walking Tours

2060 Miner Street
Idaho Springs, CO 80452

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Silver Queen Walking Tours

614 Taos Street
Georgetown, CO 80444

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Georgetown Outdoor Discovery

1491 Argentine St
Georgetown, CO 80444

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