Local Activities

Adventures, Shopping and Dining


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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El Azteca

Mexican Restaurant, Lunch and Dinner

Idaho Springs is known for its local shops and restaurants that offer their own unique character and flavor. El Azteca achieves this all while bringing a new level of culture and authenticity to their food. Stop in and give your taste buds a treat you can’t find anywhere else.

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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.

Main Street Restaurant

Local Diner, Breakfast & Lunch

Restaurant within walking distance of the hotel that serves breakfast and lunch fare.

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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!