3-Day, 3-Town Road Trip in Clear Creek County

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Hit the towns of Idaho Springs, Georgetown and Evergreen in three days on this cozy road trip through Clear Creek County. Each community has a unique personality with plenty of things to see.

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Travel Like a Local

There are special places and unique vistas around nearly every Colorado corner. You can help ensure these places exist for generations to come by staying on roads and trails, keeping speeds in check, leaving campsites and picnic spots just as you found them, and following instructional signs while you’re out and about in our state.

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1
Argo Mill & Tunnel in Idaho Springs Photo
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Argo Mill & Tunnel

The Argo Mill, Mine and Museum tour is educational and fun for all ages!  During its heyday, the mine procesed more than one hundred million…

Lunch
Pick Axe Pizza
Grab a traditional and customizable wood-fired pizza from Pickaxe Pizza. Its name is a tribute to the rich mining history of the town and they even…
Activity
Echo Mountain

 We are located 50 minutes from downtown Denver, just 20 minutes west of Evergreen and have incredible views of the Continental Divide.

Dinner
MTN Prime

Colorado-raised, USDA Choice steaks are just the beginning at MTN Prime - Idaho Springs' new steakhouse. Try the Colorado Elk Stew, prepared with…

Activity
The Frozen Fire Rink

No matter the weather, this (synthetic ice) Glice rink lets you skate and enjoy a wonderful winter pastime – plus it’s eco-friendly! 

Lodging
JC Suites
Located in the heart of town, JC Suites is not far from all the attractions of Idaho Springs’ main street. This hotel offers affordable and clean…
Day
2
Breakfast
The Happy Cooker

Located in Historic Downtown Georgetown, The Happy Cooker is famous for delightful European Waffles with breakfast served all day. Lunch includes…

Activity
Loveland Ski Area

Loveland is Denver's closest ski area and has been a local's favorite for over 80 years. Ski Loveland and enjoy 1,800 acres of terrain spread…

Lunch
A&K's Place

A family-owned-and-operated southern-style diner. Offering you a fresh, hot meal with a unique twist on southern flavor.

Activity
Buckskin Trading Company
Discerning women from across the state abandon the mall to shop at our boutique. It’s our combination of great clothes and personal service that has…
Dinner
Cabin Creek Brewing
Cabin Creek Brewing is a Craft Brewpub that blends tradition & innovation, offering hand-crafted beer & drinks and scratch-made food 7 days/week in…
Activity
Guanella Pass Scenic & Historic Byway

Follows an old wagon trail used by miners traveling between Georgetown and Grant. Gold lured miners and others to the area, but it was silver that…

Lodging
Clear Creek Inn
Cozy up for your stay at Clear Creek Inn. This comfy inn is a unique spot for its glass blowing sessions and glass store.
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3
Breakfast
The Frothy Cup

Here at The Frothy Cup we buy only the highest quality green coffee beans from all over the world, and then we roast them in small batches here at…

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TallGrass Spa
A truly extraordinary spa experience awaits in a beautiful mountain meadow.
Lunch
Main Street Restaurant
We serve breakfast, lunch and dinner all day. We also bake our own bread. Come try us out!
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Ski Country Antiques & Home
Ski Country Antiques & Home is a shopping destination located in Evergreen, Colorado. Our customers regularly tell us that our store is a must-visit…
Dinner
Beau Jo's Idaho Springs

Beau Jo's pizza is legendary among Colorado outdoor enthusiasts. The original pizza restaurant, located in Idaho Springs, Colorado has been the…

Activity
Mount Evans - Scenic and Historic Byway

One of the best places to catch a glimpse of bighorn sheep.

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Lodging
Elk Run Bed & Breakfast
Traveler-tested and modeled after Pension lodging of Europe, Elk Run Bed and Breakfast offers comfortable, in-home accommodations just four paved…