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Clear Creek County Tourism Bureau

Clear Creek County, CO

Step back in time and explore 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 outdoor 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!