The City of Black Hawk is a historic mining and milling town of less than two square miles that has become a destination for more than 20,000 visitors daily and a gaming hub that contributes $87 million annually in taxes to the Colorado economy. Since its history-making lode gold strike in 1859, Black Hawk has built a legacy of progressive growth and economic opportunity, enduring beyond the boom-bust cycles of gold strikes, gold mining, and stamp mills. Over the past 30 years, nearly $900 million has been invested in land, casinos and related development. Today, this picturesque mountain city is ranked 18th in gaming destinations by the American Gaming Association and generates over 85 percent of Colorado's gaming revenue.
The City of Black Hawk is located approximately 40 miles west of Denver in the Arapaho National Forest on the scenic Peak to Peak Byway. Black Hawk is accessible via Highway 6 and Highway 119 from Golden and I-70 to Highway 6 from Denver. Check weather updates.