Memorial Day Weekend

in Clear Creek County

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Memorial Day Events and Activities

Memorial Day Weekend in Clear Creek County offers reflection and adventure for all ages.

The weekend features the grand re-opening of the Mount Blue Sky and Guanella Pass Scenic and Historic Byways, weather permitting… As well as the Annual Burro Races in Georgetown and Idaho Springs, museum tours, train rides, white water rafting, ziplines, challenge courses, guided OHV tours, shopping, dining, sipping on locally crafted suds, live music and other events too!

Most camping sites officially reopen this weekend also ~ Open space and trails are in full bloom and welcome you to explore under their lush, new, beautiful, green forest canopy complete with breathtaking vistas.

Idaho Springs

The City of Idaho Springs will reopen the Miner Street Market in the Historic Downtown District complete with outdoor dining, live music, cornhole, and special activities all summer and into the fall. While visiting enjoy white water rafting, ziplines, sipping local suds, shopping, dining, gourmet pizza, gold mine tours, museum tours, and more! The Annual Burro Race will visit Idaho Springs on Sunday!


The Town of Georgetown will be hosting live music, and additional activities daily. All museums and attractions are now open including the Georgetown Loop Railroad, gold and silver mine tours, and museum tours. Be sure to visit the local breweries and sip on locally crafted suds, enjoy homemade candies and ice cream, or freeze dried foods too!  The Annual Burro Race will visit Georgetown on Saturday!


The shops and restaurants will be open in the Town of Empire or enjoy exploring wonderful trail networks perfect for a wide variety of trail use from equestrian, to accessibility, traditional hiking, and even some motorized access.

Silver Plume

The Town of Silver Plume will reopen the George Rowe Museum for the season. Be sure to visit the Plume Coffee shop, and check out the special event schedule for the Bread Bar for live music. The Silver Plume Depot also offers access to the Georgetown Loop Railroad be sure to look at reservations available from both depots.

Live WILD 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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