Although Idaho Springs has many activies to keep a family busy, it is also a gateway to all the Summit County ski resorts, such as, Keystone, Copper Mountain, and Breckenridge. Keystone is just forty miles away – an easy drive from Idaho Springs. Additionally, this small town has a quaint and cozy feel, unlike the big resort towns, and is close to shopping, restaurants and museums. Next time you’re planning a Colorado vacation, remember Idaho Springs.

If you’re local, and skiing is a day trip for you, don’t forget that Idaho Springs is the place to get that perfect cup of morning coffee at Java Mountain Roasters, or even a hearty, healthful breakfast at Mainstreet Restaurant. Idaho Springs is more than a stop to relax on the way back down the hill — although it’s that, too.