7 things to do this summer in Clear Creek County

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Protect the Land and Leave no Trace
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We Hope You’ll Stay a Little Longer . . .

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A Path Forward

When you shop, dine, play, or stay the night in Clear Creek County you support our local business owners and help preserve the lands you love!

From simple daytrips to week-long vacations we hope you feel welcome, ignite your imagination, leave no trace, and discover more!

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Show you Care

Protect the lands you love and follow these seven Care for Colorado + Leave No Trace principles:

Care for Colorado Leave No Trace

Be Prepared

Adventure can present the unpredictable. Always be prepared!

Traveling from the Front Range to Clear Creek County offers a gain in altitude at the lowest point of 2,200 feet and up to a gain of 8,900 feet in elevation! The weather will fluctuate.

Flip flops and open-toed shoes not recommended. Sweatshirts, light jackets, and sunscreen highly recommended!

Our rural mountain towns offer breathtaking vistas but challenged wi-fi and cell phone signals so be sure to bring a map and plan ahead.

Backcountry Survival Hiking Tips Clear Creek County

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.

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