Clear Creek County, what a beautiful place this is. Home to one quaint town called Idaho Springs, this small town has tons of great activities. Located just 30 minutes from Denver, there is no reason not to visit. When visiting Idaho Springs behold the numerous amounts of activities to get into. Being so close to Denver, you will get the best of both worlds in Idaho Springs. The town is known big for rafting, gold mine tours, zip lining, ATV tours, and last but not least the countless amounts of hiking that can be done in and around the area. Check out these great hiking trails near Idaho Springs.
Greys and Torreys Peaks: This 9 mile hike certainly requires endurance. Be sure to bring your water bottle and extra snacks. This trail will bring you to an elevation of 14,270ft and is your chance to say you just didn’t do one 14er, but two in one day!
St. Mary’s Glacier is located right outside of Idaho Springs near Georgetown. This is 1.5 mile trail out and back and brings you right to the base of a glacier. Though a fairly steep ascent, you will be rewarded with pristine high alpine views.
Devils Canyon Area- This 6 mile hike, provides views of Mt. Evans, Devils Canyon, and Chicago Creek. Biking, hiking, and 4-wheeling can all be done on this trail!
Chief Mountain Trail- If looking for just a quick taste of the hiking scene, Chief Mountain Trail is your hike of choice! This is a shorter trail running about a mile long. The last stretch of this trail has stunning views of several different mountains including Rogers Peak and Mt. Evans.
If you are in the Denver area, I would highly recommend making a trip up to Idaho Springs. With all the fantastic hiking adventures this town has to offer, it is a much needed day trip. Come get out of the city for a day or two and experience all this awesome town has to offer.