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Just 30 minutes west of Denver, Idaho Springs offers everything the outdoor enthusiast could want. Rafting and kayaking on Clear Creek, hiking 14,000 foot mountains - of which there are 4 nearby - biking single-track trails, horseback riding, skiing and snowboarding nearby are all staples of mountain life.
But Idaho Springs has more. Come and discover there's still gold in them hills at a functioning mine. Attend the Tommyknocker Mining Days Festival, celebrating the town's rich mining history and tales of tommyknockers, elf-like creatures capable of leading miners to riches beyond their wildest dreams. Drive a short bit and you'll find the Georgetown Summer Arts Series going on. Check out the live concert series as well, happening most weekends during the summer.
No matter your passion, there's something for everyone in your family in Idaho Springs. And there's something for everyone in our listings as well. Plan your vacation, summer or winter, through FourteenerNet and save your itinerary through our free Vacation Planner.