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Idaho Springs, CO

Lodging in Idaho Springs

Idaho Springs is a centrally located hot spot in Colorado. You are only about 30 minutes from Denver, but you are in the beautiful national forest! We highly recommend lodging in Idaho Springs as the town has everything you need, but you are also a short drive away from a lot of other hot spots in Colorado.

  • Indian Hot Springs

    Pamper yourself with a therapeutic and relaxing treatment. Enjoy a massage or just relax in their hot springs mineral waters, which have been rated as one of the top ten mineral hot springs in the world.

    Book a unique and unforgettable spa experience today.

    303-989-6666 | VISIT SITE

  • Comfort Suites Evergreen Parkway

    Located in the foothills of beautiful Golden, Colorado, just a short drive from downtown Denver and the Denver International Airport, the Comfort Suites at Evergreen Parkway is a moderately priced hotel in a great location.

    All-suites hotel offering fabulous 100% smoke-free accommodations for vacations, weekend getaways and business travel in the Denver, Colorado area.

    303-526-2000 | VISIT SITE

  • Miners Pick Bed & Breakfast

    At Miners Pick Bed & Breakfast you will enjoy warm, personal hospitality in the newly renovated home built in 1895. The inn offers three guest rooms, all with private baths.

    The convenient downtown location is within walking distance to restaurants and shopping. You will experience a quiet, romantic evening alone or visit with other guests. The common room upstairs offers a television with DVD and downstairs you can enjoy a cozy fire with view of the hillsides.

    303-567-4870 | VISIT SITE

  • H&H Motor Lodge

    The H&H motel has 34 units in a variety of sizes with king, queen, double and twin beds available for you. Each room has cable TV, telephone and tub and/or shower. All rooms are equipped with a microwave and a refrigerator.

    They offer private time for use of their spa and sauna grotto to guests at no additional cost. There's also free wireless internet for your convenience. H&H is a pet-friendly hotel and for a small charge per pet, you can have your furry friend on vacation with you.

    303-567-2838 | VISIT SITE

  • JC Suites

    Idaho Springs is located at the front door of this hotel to some of the most beautiful scenery while you enjoy your morning cup of coffee.

    Minutes from some of the finest Ski Resorts in the world, Rafting, Hiking, Biking, ATV Trails, Gambling and Fishing, JC Suites is a great spot to stay while in the foothills.

    303-567-9263 | VISIT SITE

Hiking in Idaho Springs

Idaho Springs is a quiet little mountain town just past the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains.  Known as a gold mining town during Colorado’s gold rush it is now known for whitewater rafting on Clear Creek and being the gateway to the Rockies.  However, some of the best hiking in all of Colorado can be found near Idaho Springs.

  • Mount Bierstadt

    One of the most popular of Colorado’s fourteeners, Mount Bierstadt is also one the most accessible to hike, located just outside of Idaho Springs.  Around seven miles in length this popular fourteener is deceptively tough, especially for hikers from lower elevations.   The work comes with a reward, though - once summited, the view from the top is amazing with great panoramas of the Front Range and the Mount Evans Wilderness.

  • Torrey’s Peak Trail

    Have you ever wanted to bag two of Colorado’s famous fourteeners in one day? Most of the time, if you tried to hike two 14,000 foot peaks in the same day, you’d be called crazy.  With Grey’s and Torrey’s, however, it’s not so impossible. Located just a short distance from Idaho Springs the Torrey’s Peak trail is about five and half miles out and back and is relatively easy compared to other fourteeners.  One advantage is that there are multiple options of ascending.  You can hike, mountain bike, and even take your dog.  Make sure that you hike the saddle over to Grey’s Peak to conquer two fourteeners in one day.

  • Butler Gulch

    Butler’s Gulch is a great family friendly trail.  The hike itself is roughly five miles out and back and features some of the best scenery in all of Colorado.  Rated as a moderate hike, it takes only two and a half hours to complete and is accessible year round.  In the winter it is one of the more popular snowshoeing trails in the area and it is not uncommon to see snow on the trail as late as July.  Dog owners are allowed to bring their dogs provided they are on the leash and are cleaned up after.

Restaurants in Idaho Springs

Miner Street which runs right through downtown Idaho Springs has more amazing restaurants than you will have time to try. From the famous pizza joint to the awesome breweries, make sure you don’t leave Idaho Springs without trying some of this delicious restaurants.

  • Tommy Knocker Brewery

    Tommy Knockers brewery is a local favorite, and a must for anyone traveling through Idaho Springs. Located on historic Main Street Tommyknocker Brewery will be sure to satisfy any taste bud. Try any of their signature brews made in house and enjoy a burger or pizza. Tommy Knockers makes is where the locals go to reminisce and relax.

  • Beau Jos

    Beau Jo's pizza is legendary among Colorado outdoor enthusiasts. The original pizza restaurant, located in Idaho Springs, Colorado has been the apres ski hangout since it opened in 1973.In harmony with the environment, we are a Colorado company that utilizes both wind source and solar power in our restaurants.

  • Two Brothers Deli

    At Two Brothers Delicatessen a quality meal is placed in the customers hands in minutes. The atmosphere is friendly and upbeat and the consistency and service are unmatched. Come in and relax for a hour or an afternoon.

Shopping in Idaho Springs

Between each amazing restaurant is an awesome local mom and pop shop with everything from soaps and teas, to cute clothes and home-goods. Shopping in Idaho Springs is the perfect activity before dinner and after adventure activity.

  • The Soap Shop

    Specializing in herbal and handmade soaps, you will definitely be able to find the perfect soap for you or as a gift. Knowledgeable staff will be able to help you find a soap that will help you with any skin issues, or if you are looking for a wonderful smelling soap.

  • The Wild Grape

    The Wild Grape is a fun, quirky shop to find interesting knick-knacks and gifts. Located right on Miner Street, you'll definitely find yourself lost for hours in this incredibly cute shop.

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