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Clear Creek County

Clear Creek County Tourism Bureau, 2014 -

Contents 8 All Aboard! 12 Shopping 14 Places to Stay 16 Mines, Museums, and Walking Tours 18 Services 20 Rafting Clear Creek 24 More Things to do 26 Fishing Clear Creek 29 Hunting in Clear Creek County 30 Meals, Snacks, and more 32 Scenic Drives 35 Tips 36 Off-Highway Vehicle Trails 38 Fitness and 14ers 40 Hiking and Biking Trails

Step back in time and take a journey into our authentic western mining and railroad heritage! Clear Creek County includes the historic communities of Idaho Springs, Empire, Georgetown, and Silver Plume. For admirers of the past, our historic towns are an architectural paradise. Our community wasn’t created by a “tourist” destination developer - our heritage is real! Stroll down the dirt Main Street of Silver Plume and feel an age gone by come to life. Clear Creek County is made up of 75% public lands, offering an unparalleled amount of out-door recreational opportunities. Choose from activities including backcountry hiking, skiing, snowshoeing, rafting, ziplining, biking, hunting, and fishing. Or, maybe you would prefer to cruise along our Scenic Byways? One thing is certain; the adventure begins the moment you arrive! Don’t waste another minute, make your plans and take a journey with us. Clear Creek County has an adventure to offer every age and interest. From museums to mining tours, narrow gauge steam train to hot mineral springs, let the memories begin today! The Clear Creek County Tourism Board of Directors would like to recognize and thank the Colorado Tourism Office for support in helping finance our 2014 Official Visitors Guide to Clear Creek County. Also a special thank you to all County business owners, Georgetown and Idaho Springs Historical Societies, the Clear Creek Ranger District, the Colorado Vacation Directory, Cassandra Patton, Dan Adler, Dan Ebert, Don Allan, Dustin Schaefer, Gary A. Haines, Jason Powers, Mark Graybill, Melana Harder, Patti Hestekin, Ricardo Baca, Robert Grevious, Suzen Raymond, and Tim Mauck for their articles, contributions, and photographs! Designed and produced by Cassandra Patton, Director, Clear Creek County Tourism Bureau.

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2014 Guide to Clear Creek County  
2014 Guide to Clear Creek County  

Old West. New Adventure is the Official Visitors Guide to Clear Creek County, Colorado - Including information regarding the Historic Rocky...