Missed the last white Christmas? Take advantage of the season and enjoy the historic mountain communities of Clear Creek County! Just 20 miles west of Denver, Clear Creek County features endless options to have a great time, enjoy the outdoors and play all you want in the snow. It doesn’t matter if you plan to travel on your own, with your friends, or family. Clear Creek has everything you need, regardless of your tastes and preferences.
If you are seeking high-octane adventures, Georgetown is the perfect place. Fasten your seatbelt and enjoy exciting racing on the frozen Georgetown Lake. Our Gang Ice Racing has been racing at Georgetown Lake since 1980 and this year they will be celebrating 40 years of chilling excitement. And guess what? You can actually be part of the race. All you need is a 4WD or AWD vehicle, a valid Driver’s License and to pay a small registration fee!
If you don’t feel confident racing with your car over frozen lakes, how about riding a powerful ATV. Book tours for the whole family and experience the serenity of the untamed mountains coupled with the exhilaration of an ATV. There are many trails to choose from offering something for every ability and thrill level.
You can also enjoy ice fishing, snowshoeing, hiking, ice-skating, cross-country skiing and many other outdoors activities and winter sports. Just remember to take the precautions needed.
Relaxing At Clear Creek County
Once you are done with the excitement, take the time to relax and enjoy one of the finest and most delicious dining options in Colorado. Drink a beer or go shopping on Miner Street in Idaho Springs or Georgetown’s Historic District. Both are home to a variety of shops, boutiques, restaurants and galleries.
Georgetown is also known for its Historic Georgetown Loop narrow gauge railroad. It was one of Colorado’s first visitor attractions. Completed in 1884, this spectacular stretch of three-foot narrow gauge railroad was considered an engineering marvel for its time. The Georgetown loop won’t be open until late April. However, you can book early your tour and even combine it with other summer activities, such as whitewater rafting.
Stop dreaming of the white Christmas already gone by, and repay yourself, with a thrilling or relaxing white vacation at Clear Creek County.