Clear Creek County has much to offer in the way of history and recreation. Just up the mountain from Idaho Springs is another historic town sharing its mining heritage – Georgetown. On November 12th, 2011, Georgetown will be hosting the Bighorn Sheep Festival. On May 1, 1961 the Rocky Mountain Bighorn Sheep was designated as the official Colorado State Animal. This animal is found only in the Rockies, usually in very rugged terrain. The festival is tons of fun for the whole family. The Festival will happen come rain, snow or shine. There will be:
Bighorn Sheep Watching
Colorado Critter Parade at 12 Noon
Guided Hike (Meet at 22nd St. bridge 1 p.m.)
Kids crafts & activities, face-painting, songs, and stories.
Lectures at the Community Center at 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
Meet Elbert the Bighorn Sheep
Take the opportunity to leave your hectic to-do list behind, and just have some fun, memory-making time with your family. You’ll get to know something about local wildlife, and enjoy the beautiful, bracing Colorado Rocky Mountains.