Clear Creek County Tourism BureauWebsite
Located just 20 miles west of Denver along the I-70 corridor, Clear Creek County includes the historic mountain communities of Idaho Springs, Dumont, Downieville, Lawson, Empire, Georgetown and Silver Plume. Visit for authentic Western mining and railroad heritage on the Georgetown Loop Railroad, Victorian-era architecture, historic main streets, working mines and gold panning.
Clear Creek County is made up of more than 75 percent public lands, offering backcountry hikes, bike trails, fishing, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, ziplining, adventure parks, snowshoeing, skiing and snowboarding at Loveland and Echo Mountain, beautiful scenic drives along two Colorado Scenic Byways and much more.
The area has an adventure to offer every age and interest, 365 days a year. From museums to numerous lodging, dining and shopping experiences, the incredible mountain setting offers something for every level of adventure. And, because we’re so close to Denver, you don’t have to travel far to enjoy the mountains.