Clear Creek County Travel Facts

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Time Zone
Mountain Standard Time Zone

Founded
Clear Creek County was founded in 1861

Population
9,700 (2019)

Land Area
396 square miles

Average Number of Days of Sunshine Each Year
300 Days/Year

Highest Elevation
14,278 ft. (Grays Peak)

Lowest Elevation
6,900 ft. (Clear Creek, Jefferson County border)

Average Altitude
7,566 ft.

Highest Paved Road (in North America)
Mount Evans Scenic Byway

Ski Resorts
2

Scenic & Historic Byways
2

Gold & Silver Mines
5

Museums
9

Microbreweries
3

National Forests/Grasslands
4

Fourteeners
4 (14,000’ Mountains)

Scenic & Historic Railways
1

Clear Creek County is the gateway to the Rocky Mountains. Located just west of Denver along Interstate 70, Clear Creek has 396 square miles of public lands to explore, as well as four mountain peaks above 14,000 feet. Clear Creek is comprised of charming mountains towns Idaho Springs, Downieville, Lawson, Empire, Georgetown, and Silver Plume, which are all along the I-70 corridor. Learn more about Clear Creek County here.