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Mountain-Town Getaway: Idaho Springs, Georgetown, Central City & Blackhawk

Mountain-Town Getaway: Idaho Springs, Georgetown, Central City & Blackhawk
3 days
Find Gold Rush lore, modern-day prospectors, railroad adventure and cooler temps just 40 minutes west of Denver.

Sustainability Activity

How to Give Back to These Special Places:

Volunteer with Friends of Dinosaur Ridge, where you can cast replica fossils for use in educational projects and for sale in the Dinosaur Ridge gift shop.

Day 1
Lunch

Lucha Cantina Georgetown

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Located at the heart of historic Georgetown in the former iconic Red Ram Saloon, Lucha uses pure, natural ingredients to create super-tasty Mexican and American dishes. No lard, no MSG, nothing... Read More

Activity

Georgetown Loop Railroad

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Climb aboard one of Colorado's famous historic narrow gauge railroads. This engineering marvel takes you high over the Devil's Gate Bridge and winds you through a scenic Rocky Mountain pathway.... Read More

Dinner

Coopers on the Creek

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Cooper’s on the Creek is located in the Georgetown, 45 miles west of Denver on the I-70 corridor. Our menu features seasonally inspired cuisine, creative small plates and elevated comfort food.... Read More
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Hotel de Paris Museum

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Hotel de Paris Museum, a site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, is owned and operated by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of Colorado.

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Insider's Tip

Other Nearby Museums:

If you still have time, move on to the nearby Hamill House or Energy Museum.

Activity

Guanella Pass Scenic & Historic Byway

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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 brought prosperity to the valley. Today,... Read More

Lodging

Hotel Chateau Chamonix

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Exquisite boutique hotel featuring a French Alps architecture. Our property offers fireplaces, steam showers, hot tubs and many other amenities to make your stay most enjoyable. Many rooms are... Read More

Day 2
Breakfast

A Whistle Stop Cafe

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Grab-n-go-breakfast menu all wrapped up and ready to go!

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Activity

Mount Evans - Scenic and Historic Byway

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

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Insider's Tip

Stops Along the Byway: Stop at Echo Lake Park for hiking or fishing and Lawson Adventure Park for disc golf, climbing wall, via ferrata, bungee tramp and more.
Lunch

MTN Prime

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Colorado-raised, USDA Choice steaks are just the beginning at MTN Prime - Idaho Springs' new steakhouse. Try the Colorado Elk Stew, prepared with bacon, wild mushrooms, carrots, pearl onions and... Read More

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Colorado Adventure Center

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The Colorado Adventure Center offers world class whitewater rafting plus thrilling ziplining and challenging aerial adventure course... Read More

Dinner

Tommy Knocker Brewery and Pub

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For more than 20 years, Tommyknocker Brewery has been passionately crafting award winning ales and lagers.

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Activity

Walking Tour of Idaho Springs

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Walking tour guides available at the Idaho Springs Visitor Center. Read More
Lodging

Columbine Inn

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Nestled in the heart of Idaho Springs, Colorado in a rustic Rocky Mountain setting, the Columbine Inn offers complete comfort in new and remodeled suites. Read More
Day 3
Breakfast

Marions of the Rockies

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We are cookin up our very popular breakfast burritos, biscuits and gravy, pancakes, angus burgers, fried chicken, mountain style chicken fried steaks and much more! Read More
Activity

Argo Mill & Tunnel

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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 dollars of gold ore.

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Lunch

Fireside Kitchen

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At Fireside Kitchen, we wanted to capture those magical moments around the campfire. Here, you’ll find your favorite comfort foods, served with a side of warm hospitality. As our time together... Read More
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Monarch Casino Black Hawk

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Monarch Casino Black Hawk features Exclusive Premiere slots, exciting table games, a nightly Whole Maine Lobster, Crab and USDA Prime Rib buffet and Black Hawk's friendliest team. Monarch Casino... Read More

Dinner

Timberline Grill Steakhouse

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When you're savoring one of our signature dishes, such as cedar plank salmon or roasted prime rib, in front of a roaring fire, it's easy to imagine that you're high up in the Rockies,... Read More

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Central City Opera

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Founded in 1932, Central City Opera is the fifth oldest professional opera company in the country. The world-renowned summer festival is held every year in a 550-seat jewel box theater, July... Read More

Lodging

Ameristar Casino Resort Spa

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Ameristar is a 4-diamond luxury resort located in Black Hawk, CO. Ameristar features a 536-room hotel, 5 restaurants, Starbucks, a full service Ara Spa, over 1280 Slot Machines, 40 Table Games,... Read More