Guidebook for Idaho Springs

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Guidebook for Idaho Springs

Sightseeing

Highest paved road in North America at 14,120'
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Mount Evans
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Highest paved road in North America at 14,120'
Historic town with lots of shops, restaurants, gas, grocery store.
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Idaho Springs
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Historic town with lots of shops, restaurants, gas, grocery store.
Historic mining town. Shops, food, train rides, entrance to Guanella Pass.
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Georgetown
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Historic mining town. Shops, food, train rides, entrance to Guanella Pass.
Beautiful views, 4x4 vehicle access in Summer only. Snowshoe/x-country access in Winter.
Fall River Reservoir
Beautiful views, 4x4 vehicle access in Summer only. Snowshoe/x-country access in Winter.
At your doorstep. Easy hike to amazing views of Mt. Evans and the Continental divide.
Bellevue Mountain
At your doorstep. Easy hike to amazing views of Mt. Evans and the Continental divide.
Just to the East of Bellevue Mountain, Mostly private access. Trails lead to amazing views of Denver.
Pewabic Mountain
Just to the East of Bellevue Mountain, Mostly private access. Trails lead to amazing views of Denver.
Popular hiking area. Snow year round...
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St Mary's Glacier
7599 Fall River Road
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Popular hiking area. Snow year round...
Starting point for 4x4 road to Loch Lomond. Beautiful lakes. One of my favorite spots.
Alice
Starting point for 4x4 road to Loch Lomond. Beautiful lakes. One of my favorite spots.
4x4 road & hiking
Bald Mountain
4x4 road & hiking
Popular hiking trail. Easy access from I-70
Herman Gulch Trail
Popular hiking trail. Easy access from I-70
Beautiful hike.
Butler Gulch
Beautiful hike.
Old timey cemetery, virtually in our back yard. One of many in the area.
Russell Gulch Cemetery
Old timey cemetery, virtually in our back yard. One of many in the area.
Scary to some, fun for others! A winding mountain road with great views and lots of steep drop-offs.
Virginia Canyon Road
Scary to some, fun for others! A winding mountain road with great views and lots of steep drop-offs.
Argo Gold Mine Tours
Argo Mine
Argo Gold Mine Tours
Hidee Gold Mine Tours
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Hidee Gold Mine Tours and Panning
1950 Hidee Mine Road
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Hidee Gold Mine Tours

Drinks & Nightlife

Friendly staff, parking garage.
Johnny Zs Casino
132 Lawrence Street
Friendly staff, parking garage.
Large modern casino. Parking garage.
Grand Z Casino Hotel
321 Gregory Street
Large modern casino. Parking garage.
Three levels, large parking lot.
Z Casino
101 Gregory Street
Three levels, large parking lot.
Popular bar for locals and tourists.
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The Vintage Moose
123 16th Avenue
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Popular bar for locals and tourists.
Brew pub
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Tommyknocker Brewery
1401 Miner Street
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Brew pub
Perhaps the nicest place in Idaho Springs. Attached to the Buffalo Restaurant.
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Westbound & Down Brewery
1617 Miner St
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Perhaps the nicest place in Idaho Springs. Attached to the Buffalo Restaurant.

Shopping

Modern dispensary.
1859
231 Gregory Street
Modern dispensary.
Unique hand-crafted soaps.
The Soap Shop-Idaho Springs
1542 Miner Street
Unique hand-crafted soaps.

Everything Else

Perhaps the most popular casino in Colorado. The most Vegas like...
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Ameristar Black Hawk
111 Richman Street
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Perhaps the most popular casino in Colorado. The most Vegas like...
Historic Hot Springs "resort". Mixed reviews.
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Indian Hot Springs
302 Soda Creek Road
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Historic Hot Springs "resort". Mixed reviews.
1/2 way up Mt. Evans. An easy- access, popular mountain lake.
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Echo Lake
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1/2 way up Mt. Evans. An easy- access, popular mountain lake.
Rocky Mountain Whitewater Rafting
1313 Idaho Street
Whitewater Rafting
Zipline
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AVA Rafting & Zipline
431 Chicago Creek Road
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Zipline

Food Scene

Popular "Colorado Style Pizza".
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Beau Jo's Idaho Springs
1517 Miner Street
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Popular "Colorado Style Pizza".
Mexican Restaurant
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Azteca Mexican Restaurant
1628 Miner Street
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Mexican Restaurant
Coffee
Starbucks
2900 Colorado Boulevard
Coffee
Coffee
Starbucks
999 County Road 308
Coffee
Popular breakfast place.
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Marion's of the Rockies
2805 Colorado Boulevard
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Popular breakfast place.
Popular BBQ
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Smokin Yard's BBQ
2736 Colorado Boulevard
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Popular BBQ
Java Mountain Roasters
1510 Miner Street
Coffee
Year long renovation - re-opened December 2015! New brew-pub: Westbound & Down Brewing Co.
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Westbound & Down Brewery
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Year long renovation - re-opened December 2015! New brew-pub: Westbound & Down Brewing Co.

Essentials

Natural & organic foods. Like Whole Foods but much cheaper. This is where I do most of my food shopping. Easy access when traveling to/from Denver.
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Natural Grocers
1291 Bergen Parkway
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Natural & organic foods. Like Whole Foods but much cheaper. This is where I do most of my food shopping. Easy access when traveling to/from Denver.

Arts & Culture

Whitewater Rafting
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Clear Creek Rafting Co.
350 Whitewater Road
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Whitewater Rafting