Directions From Denver To Clear Creek County

Get Lost in the Views, Not On Your Way

Located just 20 miles west of Denver, Clear Creek County includes the historic mountain communities of Idaho Springs, Empire, Georgetown, and Silver Plume. Perfect for a simple day trip, weekend getaway or extended stay. Head west (towards the mountains) on I-70 and soon you will enter beautiful Clear Creek County.

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Highway Information

For information regarding Interstate 70, Highway 103, and other mountain roads – Please visit the Colorado Department of Transportation website for construction locations and schedule information. You should allow for additional travel time to your mountain destination as traffic along I-70 can be unpredictable. Especially if you have any scheduled activities such as rafting, ziplining, or a train ride.

Winter Driving

The State of Colorado has a Traction Law that applies to all drivers from September 1st through May 31st. Motorists driving with inadequate equipment when a Traction Law or Chain Law is in effect could be fined more than $650. Tread depth of 3/16”, chains or an AutoSock® are required.

Snowy mountain peaks in the distance.
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More Transportation Options

Explore alternative and carpooling transportation options from Denver and additional shuttle services available within the County.