• twitter.com/travel1000place
  • facebook.com/avel1000places
  • Visit us:
This article:
 

Colorado

Gold Hill (near Boulder)

Gold Hill (Colorado) General Store
Gold Hill (Colorado) General Store

 
 

Best reached from Boulder (CO) and Nederland (CO), however, there are other roads coming in from the north. If you start your journey from Boulder, take Mapleton Ave from Broadway and drive Mapleton Ave westwards. Follow the road into the mountains. It will lead you through Sunshine Canyon Rd and the last few miles are a dirt road. Normally, any car can go up there, however, during bad weather periods an all-wheel-drive vehicle and good tires are recommended.
LOCATION: see map further below.
The drive from Boulder is about 10 mi / 16 km and takes ca. 20-30 minutes.

it is told that Gold Hill was the first permanent gold mining camp in Colorado. During 1859 gold was found and one year later more than 1500 gold diggers lived here. Check out the Miners Hotel, built in 1872, whih still has furniture from that time on display.

Today, about 100 to 200 people live in Gold Hill. The town has a nice General Store where you should make a stop and have coffee and some cake.

Video

Watch on YouTube: www.youtu.be/F72IiKbf2nc



 



 
ADVERTISEMENT


 
GPS Coordinates

1 -- Gold Hill, Colorado
Decimal Lat: 40.063358 / Lon: -105.408867
Degree

 
ADVERTISEMENTS
ADVERTISEMENT


 

Document Information
Source: magazineUSA.com
Last modified: 20150629
copyright ©2002-2015 DENALImultimedia llc; magazineUSA.com and/or respective owner(s). All rights reserved.
By accessing and using this website you agree to comply with our Terms of Use / Disclaimer / Copyright Info.

Connect with us on:
  • twitter.com/travel1000place
  • facebook.com/travel1000places