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It’s Snowing Prizes in Idaho Springs: Winter Giveaway
Winter Fun In the Sun Winter doesn’t have to mean no fun in the sun!  Thankfully, Idaho Springs boasts Echo Mountain as your wintertime paradise. And get this. This IS Idaho Springs is partnering up with Echo Mountain and a few other prime local businesses to bring you a winter giveaway that keeps on giving! […]
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Summer In Idaho Springs Has Come & Gone Again
Summer is gone and we had a blast, now it’s time to take a look back! Summer in A Nutshell What says summer in Idaho Springs like rafting, hiking, walking, and music festival-ing? Nothing! Idaho Springs does summer unlike any other mountain town and Summer 2019 was unforgettable. Whether you took on the whitewater of […]
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Plenty of Things to Do in Idaho Springs, Colorado in the Fall
Every season is the best when you’re in Idaho Springs, and that certainly includes fall! As the temperature begins to drop, you’ll enjoy warm drinks, a new set of adventures, and good fun all around.  Get cozy or get crazy with all of the fun activities you’ll find in our little mountain town! Peep That […]
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Everything You Want at Idaho Springs Restaurants
Many options exist for Idaho Springs restaurants. Whether you’re hungry for some down-home, old-fashioned, American cooking, some exotic flavors, some tasty desserts, or a fine dining experience, Idaho Springs is ready to serve.  With so many delicious entrees, you’ll have to come back again…and again to try them all! Winner Winner, Classic Dinner If you’re […]
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Road Trippin’ through 2 Beautiful Colorado Mountain Towns
If you’re road tripping around Denver, a quick stop in Idaho Springs and Georgetown is an ideal adventure. These two Colorado mountain towns offer the perfect mix of beauty, adventure, history, and fun! Two jam-packed days of great food, incredible sights, and the friendliest people? Count us in! Bonus – Idaho Springs is less than […]
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White Water Rafting Safety Isn’t a Maybe
Rafting along Clear Creek River is a fun and classic Idaho Springs past time that’s always a blast!  With the record levels of snow in the past year, the water levels are running high and so are our spirits! The high water levels aren’t always fun and games, so becoming educated on white water rafting […]
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All You Need to Know for Your St. Mary’s Glacier Hike
St. Mary’s Glacier is just outside of Idaho Springs, making it perfect for a day trip. Enjoy the St. Mary’s Glacier hike, fresh air, and beautiful scenery! The horizon at the crest of the trail will make the whole hike worth it, with a sight unlike any other you’ve seen. Along the trail, there are […]
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Spend the 4th in Idaho Springs for One of the Best 4th of July Celebrations in Colorado
Independence Day is right around the corner and if you are still looking for the best 4th of July celebrations in Colorado, look no further. Idaho Springs hosts a fantastic event that is the perfect way to spend your 4th! With live music, dancing, and – of course – fireworks, this event, plus the friendly […]
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5 Beautiful Places in Colorado for Pictures: Idaho Springs Edition
It’s no secret that Idaho Springs is filled with all of the beauty you can expect from Colorado – and more. When taking a trip through such a stunning place surrounded by nature, it can be hard to know where to go to take those Instagram-worthy pictures. Look no further, because here are 5 beautiful […]
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Sharing Information about Idaho Springs is a Breeze
This IS Idaho Springs has made it even easier to share content from the website with your friend and family whom you may be visiting with. Found a great restaurant you’re dying to try? You can easily share their business page on This IS Idaho Springs. All of the information about Idaho Springs is right […]
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Vote for the Best of Idaho Springs 2019
This IS Idaho Springs is holding a contest featuring all of the tourist-related businesses in the town. Whether you’re a local supporting your regular spots or a visitor who had a great time at these fantastic businesses, we want your vote! Tell us your favorite places to go and things to do in the 2019 […]
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Hand in Hand: Best River Trip Meals
Heading on a rafting adventure this summer? Being prepared is half the battle. When you’re suiting up or facing the rapids, you’ll want to make sure that you are properly fueled. Whether that’s with a big breakfast, food you packed, or a feast at the end of the day, how you eat effects how you […]
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Parking in Idaho Springs…The Facts
Paid Parking in Idaho Springs The City of Idaho Springs has introduced a new parking management system. This system will allow free parking in downtown Idaho Springs for locals – people who live and/or work in town. Visitors will be required to pay for their street parking or for parking in designated parking lots. There […]
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TIIS: A Colorado Travel and Tourism Website
What is This IS Idaho Springs? We are a Colorado travel and tourism website that serves tourists and the local community as new growth pops up around every corner. This IS Idaho Springs is the most accurate and current online source, providing visitors with helpful information and aiding the economic growth of the town. What […]
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Virginia Canyon Mountain Park Off to a Great Start
Virginia Canyon Mountain Park in Idaho Springs, Colorado? Lots of state names here! Currently in the planning stage, the Virginia Canyon park project is going to increase the number of hiking and biking trails in the area and connect with other developments such as the Clear Creek Greenway project. Virginia Canyon occupies 400 acres and […]
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Clear Creek Greenway Development In Its Element
Stewarding the natural beauty of Colorado is important for locals and for tourists – so everyone can continue to enjoy the amazing things this state has to offer for a long time to come. The Clear Creek Greenway development is an incredible initiative that aims to do just that. It will provide a long stretch […]
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White Water Rafting in Colorado with CAC
White water rafting in Colorado is exemplified by the Colorado Adventure Center in Idaho Springs. Experience the rush of the river and the adrenaline that comes with the rapids. Nothing is quite like the experience of guiding your raft through the raging waters. And getting to see all of the beautiful scenery, from downtown to […]
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Gone for Idaho Springs, Colorado Tourism
Located right off of I-70, this mountain town is the perfect place for a quick day or weekend trip, or a longer stay to explore all the sites. Idaho Springs, Colorado tourism is growing every year as people continue to see the charm and beauty that’s around every corner. It’s easy to find things to […]
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Crafting Idaho Springs River Rafting
Whitewater rafting is the cream of the crop as far as Colorado adventures go. The exhilaration never disappoints, there are options for all skill levels, so you’re never bored, and you get the chance to experience the surrounding nature in all its glory. Idaho Springs river rafting is some of the best in the state […]
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Idaho Springs History 101: Everything You Need to Know
Picture this: It’s cold, January 1859, and you’re out and about in the Colorado wilderness looking for some gold – casually, of course. You stumble upon what is now Idaho Springs and run across exactly what you’ve been looking for. You’ve struck gold. At the Start George Jackson discovered gold right off of the Clear […]
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4 State Parks Near Idaho Springs You Can’t Miss
Idaho Springs is surrounded by stunning natural wonders that will leave you speechless. There is one national and three state parks near Idaho Springs that would be perfect for a day trip on your vacation. National and state parks are a great way to see nature – in its natural state. With hiking, rock climbing, […]
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Clear Creek Cidery: The Idaho Springs Cidery Dreams are Made Of
There’s been quite a bit of buzz about Idaho Springs’ newest business – and with great reason as every visitor so far would tell you. Clear Creek Cidery Tavern & Taps offers a huge variety of ciders (obviously), beers, wines, and, of course, delicious food! With a menu that’s to-die-for, there’s something that suits the […]
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New Website for Historic Idaho Springs
PRESS RELEASE New website showcases all the unique offerings of historic Idaho Springs, Descriptor: Idaho Springs, Colorado is a one-of-a-kind historic small town tucked in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains less than an hour from Denver.  A new website—www.ThisIsIdahoSprings.com—is tempting visitors with a look at all the charms of this new must-see destination. IDAHO […]
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Stanley Mines: A Historical Idaho Springs Adventure Park
Right off of I-70 is a sight you can’t miss – and soon, you’ll want to stop off there for a jam-packed day of fun rides and captivating history. Stanley Mine was closed in the early 1980s and hasn’t been used since. A few innovative developers are currently working to bring new life to this […]
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Monarch Casino Buffet And More!
Monarch Casino Black Hawk is just a hop, skip and a jump away from Idaho Springs.  Monarch Casino features hot, new exclusive premiere slots, video poker and action packed table games.  Monarch Casino also features Black Hawks premier dining experience, The Buffet at Monarch Casino.  The food will leave you speechless. Feast Your Eyes The […]
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The Seasons Altogether, Idaho Springs Weather
Planning your trip to sunny (or snowy) Idaho Springs and looking to see what the weather’s like? This IS Idaho Springs has you covered!  Idaho Springs weather doesn’t have to be a mystery as you plan your travels way out in the future or right around the corner.  Don’t know what to pack? No problem. […]
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Above the Rest: Indian Hot Springs Spa
Indian Hot Springs is one of Idaho Springs’ major attractions. With the tropical environment under the dome containing the hot spring, you can walk out of the Colorado cold and into paradise. They have many different attractions for people who are looking for every kind of relaxation, but the Indian Hot Springs spa services may […]
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Echo Mountain Tubing: Slide into the Fun
Get ready for this totally tubular day of fun at Echo Mountain.  They don’t just offer skiing – they also have tubing lanes. With a brand new conveyor belt that brings you up the lane, options for families to link up, and availability for all ages (as long as you’re at least 36” tall), this […]
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What’s the Reason for the Idaho Springs Rafting Season?
If you’ve ever been rafting, you know what an adventure it is – but when is the right time to plan your rafting trip? The Idaho Springs rafting season lasts from early to mid-May through the beginning of September When planning your summer trip to the beautiful state of Colorado, throw in a little bit […]
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Idaho Springs Dispensary: Recreational & Medicinal Finds for All
It’s no secret that medicinal marijuana, and then later, recreational cannabis, became legalized in the state of Colorado. This means that, while in the state, you are free to buy cannabis products for any purpose – medicinal or otherwise – if you are over the age of 21. Visit any one of these three Idaho […]
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Idaho Springs Brewery: Beer, Food, & Fun, Oh My!
Breweries are in. To get the true local taste, you simply have to try the local beers. Lucky for you, it’s an easy task to find a high-quality Idaho Springs brewery.  While taking a vacation or just passing through this beautiful little town, visit one of these breweries to experience the flavor of the Rockies. […]
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Smokin Yard’s: The Finest Idaho Springs BBQ
Smokin Yard’s BBQ understands what you want in your restaurant experience, and they are well-versed in providing it. Good meat and good service is the name of the game at this Idaho Springs BBQ restaurant. They pride themselves on serving only the best meats around, exclusively using locally-sourced Colorado cattle and fish.  These Rocky Mountain-grown, […]
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Nothing Like Skiing in Idaho Springs
With so many things to do in Idaho Springs, we hope you’ll give a day to hitting the slopes at one of the nearby ski ranges to test your skills or learn some new ones.  This is the perfect outdoor expedition for risk-takers or for those in the group who may be a bit more […]
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Bet On Casinos Near Idaho Springs, Colorado
Idaho Springs has dozens of attractions within its city limits, but its central location also gives visitors access to casino galore – a gambler’s dream.  Casinos provide an opportunity for some grown-up fun. Whether you’re visiting the area with friends for a vacation, a bachelor/bachelorette party, or just looking for a high-stakes and entertaining evening, […]
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Things To Do: Discover Indoor Idaho Springs
You’re probably familiar with all the outdoor activities Idaho Springs has to offer—an ATV experience, skiing, fishing, ziplining, rafting, hiking, etc. But, did you know there’s even more fun to be had indoors? Whether it’s too cold to be outside or you just want to change it up, use this guide to discover some things […]
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Sip & Pick: Places in Idaho Springs With Jukeboxes
Is it just us, or do our drinks seem to taste better when we’re listening to our favorite music? We’ve done our due diligence to find a few great places in Idaho Springs that have jukeboxes. Take a look for yourself and then spread the word! Two Bears Tap & Grill Two Bears Tap & […]
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Experience The Variety of Idaho Springs Eateries
Hungry for more When mealtime approaches, you might only consider one thing: the cuisine type. Do you want Mexican food? No, maybe you’re in the mood for Italian! Picking a cuisine is the easy part, but what if you want your meal to be a bigger and better experience—what if you’re hungry for more? More […]
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Family friendly – but you can still have a beer!
When we say Idaho Springs IS for everyone, we really mean it. This little mountain town is filled with food, activities, and adventures for all – even for the family! We like to say it like this: it’s family friendly, but you can still have a beer. Whether you spent the day out-and-about exploring the […]
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Sweet Treasures: Dessert Options in Idaho Springs
Idaho Springs has a deep history rooted in mining and gold. Years ago, one didn’t need to look far to strike gold in the surrounding mountains and rivers. Miners would explore the mines, digging until they found the sweetest treasures. Even to this day, Idaho Springs is still full of treasures, but in a different […]
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What Does The Rec Center Have To Offer?
The newly-renovated Clear Creek Recreation Center has state-of-the-art facilities, equipment, and classes for visitors and members alike. In the mood to lift weights? Rec Center. Looking for a cardio class to get involved in? Rec Center. Got an itch for H20 activities? You guessed it—the Rec Center is where it’s at! Whether you’re exercising alone […]
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Get Up, Get Out, Get A Bite To Eat
By the time you roll into Idaho Springs, you may have only one thing in mind – “I can’t wait to get to my hotel!” As you settle in for a delightful stay, you can’t neglect to consider the one thing we all love – food! Here are a few things to consider when picking […]
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The Variety Of Drinks In Idaho Springs
You considered your restaurants, lodging and what activities you will participate in during your stay in Idaho Springs. Oh no! You forgot to consider how you are waking up without your favorite coffee, what spot you’re hitting for your evening cocktail, and where in the world you’re getting your mid-day pick-me-up energy drink. Never fear! […]
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Nightlife: What’s Happening In Idaho Springs?
Idaho Springs keeps the good times rolling from sun up to sun down. When it’s time to unwind and enjoy yourself, Idaho Springs’ nightlife provides you a few different options. We’ve compiled a list of some of the fun things to do so you can come to life at the bars in Idaho Springs. Pool […]
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Which B&B IS for you?
With all there is to do in Idaho Springs, getting a good night’s rest is vital. Wake up refreshed and ready to take on the best mountain town in Colorado with one of our Bed and Breakfast options! Whether you want to be close to the action or nestled in the mountains, Idaho Springs has […]
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Food Options When You’re On The Go
Fast food is a convenient solution for when you’re on the go or when you just don’t feel like dining in. Whatever your reason is, Idaho Springs has many drive-thru options for you to choose from! McDonald’s McDonald’s is known for their burgers (Big Mac, anyone?) and crispy french fries. They also have chicken options […]
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Get Your Caffeine Fix In Idaho Springs
Idaho Springs has many coffee options that are sure to energize your mornings or mid-day crashes. Take a look at a couple of options that will help you refuel so you can take on the next adventure! Starbucks Ever heard of it? This popular coffee company has a modern oversized location in Idaho Springs! If […]
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From The Bed To The Beverage And Back
As you get comfortable in your Idaho Springs hotel, Air BNB, or cabin, you may have refreshment on the brain. As you consider where you’re headed for a cup on coffee, what spot you’re hitting for your evening cocktail or where you’re getting your mid-day pick-me-up energy drink, the options are plentiful! Not only are […]
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Fuel Up, Wind Down
Here in Idaho Springs, we have our own version of A Tale of Two Cities. In fact, it’s really just one small mountain town that can feel like two very different cities depending on the time of day. No matter if you choose to explore Idaho Springs in the AM or in the PM, you […]
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BFF – Bring Fido Fun
Idaho Springs IS for you… and your pets too! Once your furry friends see this mountain town, they’ll want to stay forever. Idaho Springs is pet-friendly so you never have to face an adventure without them! Walk your pets around town so they can experience all the sights, smells, and crisp winter air. They’ll run […]
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Breakfast on the run or on your buns
In this little mountain town, there is no excuse to miss the most important meal of the day. Lucky for you, Idaho Springs breakfast has something for everyone. You’ll find convenient options for all price ranges. Whether your schedule includes shopping or slopes, fuel up for your day in Idaho Springs! One word can describe […]
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Too Cold To Exercise? NOPE!
There’s no shortage of outdoor activities in or around Idaho Springs, but even the most avid outdoors person knows there’s a threshold for when it gets too cold outside. So…now what? Do you hunker down indoors and chomp at the bit until the temperature rises to a bearable degree? It may be too cold for […]
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