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Idaho Springs

Idaho Springs can best be described as a gold rush boom-town that never busted. The gold might not be flowing like it used to when the town was established 150 years ago, but the traffic barely subsides. Located on the doorstep of Summit County, which boasts some of the best skiing in the world, Idaho Springs is a perfect place to stop for ski deals on your way to or from the Colorado Rockies.

The Perfect Place to Stop

Situated at the base of Mt. Evans and surrounded by peaks surpassing 14,000 feet, Idaho Springs offers endless outdoor activities. With numerous lodging accommodations including hotels, motels, condominiums, inns along with a charming Victorian business district, Idaho Springs is a great place to stop. Its proximity to all of the major ski resorts (Loveland ski resort only 15 minutes away), makes it the perfect option for travelers.

Check It Out

If you’re planning on driving up I-70 to experience a powder day at one of the many world-class resorts in Colorado, stop in at Idaho Springs and be prepared to fall in love. Get a massage at one of the amazing spas, rent your ski and snowboard equipment, or drop into the Buffalo Bar and Grill for après ski specials and an exceptional dining experience. Historic businesses and museums line the streets of this classic mountain town. Idaho Springs hosts 30 restaurants, including some of the best cafes in Colorado, and dozens of retail shops that sell everything from the spectacular to the bazaar. Be prepared to find mind-blowing deals and discounts all over town, as this is not your typical, expensive ski town.

Although it is only home to 2000 people, compared to the 18,000 that resided during its heyday, the scenery, restaurants, and historic buildings will keep you coming back. Idaho Springs is what every mountain town wants to be and what every mountain traveler wants to see.

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Will There Be a Last Chair? 2016-2017 Ski Season Resort Closing Dates

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