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Your Clear Creek County Adventure Begins Here

Located just 20 miles west of Denver along the I-70 corridor, Clear Creek County includes the historic mountain communities of Idaho Springs, Empire, Georgetown, and Silver Plume.

Made up of more than 75% public lands, Clear Creek County offers an unparalleled amount of outdoor recreational opportunities. Choose from activities including back country hiking, bike trails, fishing, horseback riding, white water rafting, ziplining, adventure parks, snowshoeing, Rocky Mountain Colorado ski and snowboarding vacations, beautiful scenic drives along two Colorado Scenic Byways, and more!

Clear Creek County has an adventure to offer every age and interest 365 days a year. From museums to numerous lodging, dining and shopping experiences, our incredible mountain setting offers something for every level of adventure. And, because we’re so close to Denver, you don’t have to travel far to enjoy the mountains! Don’t waste another minute, let the memories begin today!

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Activities

Get your adventure on! Choose from rafting to ziplines, hiking, biking, and camping, to leisurely day trips, train rides, scenic drives and more… Clear Creek County has something for everyone 365 days a year!

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Eat + Drink

Complete your Clear Creek getaway with wonderful bites and brews from local restaurants, cafes and breweries. Choose from a variety of restaurants offering fine dining, fast-casual, casual and other unique dining experiences. Be sure to ask about our Curbside Pickup options too!

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Lodging

Clear Creek County is a great home base for exploring Colorado and the majestic Rocky Mountains. Our mountain lodging is the perfect home away from home for your weekend getaway or extended vacation.

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Shop

Discover a truly unique shopping experience in the historic mining communities of Clear Creek County while visiting art galleries, boutiques, antique stores and specialty shops filled with local favorites, souvenirs, keepsakes and mementos of your Colorado vacation!

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Events

Visit our upcoming events page for local events coming to Idaho Springs, Empire, Georgetown and Silver Plume to help plan a special day or holiday vacation in Clear Creek County, Colorado.

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Trails and Recreation Maps

Every great adventure starts with a desire to embark into the unknown... With more than 100 miles of multi-purpose trails in Clear Creek County we are certain our land will offer some inspiration to get you started...

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