Local Activities

Adventures, Shopping and Dining

Adventures in Idaho Springs

Argo Mill & Tunnel

Mine Tour, Gold Panning

Each professionally guided tour of the Argo Mill and Tunnel takes approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes. A gold panning lesson and experience, which lasts about 20 minutes, is also included with every Argo Mill and Tunnel tour.

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Idaho Springs Historical Society

Discover the exciting past of Idaho Springs!

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Mt. Evans Scenic Byway

Drive the highest paved road in North America!

The Mount Evans Scenic Byway climbs over 7,000 feet in its 28-mile length, reaching an altitude of 14,130' feet. Idaho Springs serves as the starting point to the byway, which is the highest paved road in North America! This drive offers visitors scenic views of the Continental Divide, mountain goat and bighorn sheep herds, marmots, birds and apline wildflowers, and the Rocky Mountain Bristlecone Pine trees. The Mount Evans Recreation Area offers easy access to Colorado’s inspiring high mountain environment. Take a short walk to the top of your first 14er! Overlook spectacular views of distant mountain peaks, alpine lakes and glacier valleys! Walk amongst the oldest living organisms on earth! A drive to the top of Mount Evans will take your breath away, in more ways than one!

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Hiking in Clear Creek County

Explore Clear Creek County!

Clear Creek County has many hiking trails for all abilities. Check out the map for popular trails in Clear Creek County.

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Colorado Adventure Center

Raft, Zipline, and Skytrek

Adventurous whitewater rafting down Colorado’s pristine, rushing rivers. The High Tower course is one of the highest and the longest in Colorado – 8 ziplines for nearly a mile of sky high thrills! The Aerial Adventure Park is the most exciting adventure west of Denver. Over 60 elements, obstacles and zip lines for all ages!

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Rocky Mountain Whitewater Rafting

Rafting in Clear Creek!

Discover the best Clear Creek rafting Colorado has to offer!