Idaho Springs

Founded in 1859 by prospectors during the early days of the Pike's Peak Gold Rush, the town became a center of the
regional mining district throughout the late 19th century. As you pass through Idaho Springs the entrance of the Argo
tunnel is visible across the canyon. This long tunnel drained and gave access to many lodes between Idaho Springs and
Central City. In the late 20th century the town evolved in a tourist center along U.S. Highway 6 and U.S. Highway 40, which
ascend Clear Creek Canyon through the historical mining district.

The town today is squeezed along the north side of Interstate 70, with a historical downtown on its western end and a strip
of tourist-related businesses on its eastern end. It also serves as a bedroom community for workers at the Loveland Ski
Area farther up the canyon. The town today is the largest community in Clear Creek County, but for historical reasons the
county seat has remained at Georgetown.,_Colorado        


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Haunted Phoenix Gold Mine Tours!

IDAHO SPRINGS - Haunted Phoenix Gold Mine Tours

Phoenix Gold Mine, Trail Creek Road
(303) 567-0422
$10 per person
Enjoy a spooktacular good time in the mine!

Just a 30 minute drive due west of Denver on I-70.

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