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Idaho Springs is nestled in the foothills of Colorado’s front range, and Clear Creek County is home to four of the state’s majestic 14ers. Located less than an hour from Downtown Denver, many journey here for our rich history, beautiful nature, and outdoor adventures. In fact, Idaho Springs is the very place that the Colorado Gold Rush started! Idaho Springs tours like the Argo and other walking tours will take you through significant sites and events that happened right here in our city. Additionally, it’s on the Mt. Evans National Scenic and Historic Byway, which is the quintessential high alpine Rocky Mountain experience. Steeped in authentic character and Victorian charm, Idaho Springs presents loads of activities like biking, camping, ATV’ing, fishing, angling, hiking, horseback riding, mountain climbing, whitewater rafting, ziplining, and more. Our town is just 25 minutes from the Continental Divide and world-class skiing and snowboarding.
Our town also has some great grub! Whether you’re looking for a casual pizza place, an upscale steakhouse, or a lively brewery, we’ve got it all. Find out where to eat and drink in Idaho Springs after you tour the Argo Mill.
Looking for a place to put your feet up after your Idaho Springs tours? We’ve got plenty of accommodations for you to spend the night! Check out the various hotels, motels, cabins, and bed and breakfasts in town.
Want to know even more about Idaho Springs? Go to This IS Idaho Springs to find out the latest on popular activities, new restaurants, and more!