Jackie’s guidebook

Jackie

Jackie’s guidebook

City/town information
Our home is nestled in the quaint little historic town of Empire, Colorado. The Town is located in Clear Creek County, Colorado. As of 2019, the population was around 303. The town is a former mining settlement that flourished during the Colorado Silver Boom in the late 19th century. It is located in the valley of Clear Creek west of Denver, on the north side of the valley. The town consists of a few notable establishments along U.S. Highway 40 which passes through the town as it ascends towards Berthoud Pass, putting the town on the direct route between Denver and Middle Park.
Empire
Our home is nestled in the quaint little historic town of Empire, Colorado. The Town is located in Clear Creek County, Colorado. As of 2019, the population was around 303. The town is a former mining settlement that flourished during the Colorado Silver Boom in the late 19th century. It is located in the valley of Clear Creek west of Denver, on the north side of the valley. The town consists of a few notable establishments along U.S. Highway 40 which passes through the town as it ascends towards Berthoud Pass, putting the town on the direct route between Denver and Middle Park.
Historic little Casino Town. Gift Shops and casinos
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Central City
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Historic little Casino Town. Gift Shops and casinos
Like a mini Las Vegas! Multiple Casinos and some bike and hiking trails.
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Black Hawk
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Like a mini Las Vegas! Multiple Casinos and some bike and hiking trails.
Closest Grocery Store is located here. Lots of restaurants too!
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Idaho Springs
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Closest Grocery Store is located here. Lots of restaurants too!
A Great little town with lots of gift shops, restaurants, and museums. Check it out!!
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Georgetown
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A Great little town with lots of gift shops, restaurants, and museums. Check it out!!
Food scene
Every time we have driven past this place there is always a line, no matter the weather! Seems to be a local favorite for sure!
Empire Dairy King
181 Park Ave
Every time we have driven past this place there is always a line, no matter the weather! Seems to be a local favorite for sure!
Great spot for some sweet treats! Real Shakes not syrups is a specialty of theirs. They also have a fun lunch menu.
Lewis Sweet Shop - Empire
208 Park Ave
Great spot for some sweet treats! Real Shakes not syrups is a specialty of theirs. They also have a fun lunch menu.
The Guanella Pass Brewing Company sits in the Original Hard Rock Cafe. They have great Beers, but also amazing Detroit Style pizza! Definitely try the "Big Steve"!
Guanella Pass Brewing Company
18 E Park Avenue
The Guanella Pass Brewing Company sits in the Original Hard Rock Cafe. They have great Beers, but also amazing Detroit Style pizza! Definitely try the "Big Steve"!
A great little Starbucks close to our place!
Starbucks
999 County Road 308
A great little Starbucks close to our place!
Local Gift Shop
A great little metaphysical and apothecary shop that just opened up this last year! Some well-priced gift items!
Removing The Veil L.L.C
3 West Park Avenue
A great little metaphysical and apothecary shop that just opened up this last year! Some well-priced gift items!
Adventure
4 miles before you get to the Empire exit you will find a great spot for family adventure and fun! They have a High Ropes Course, Zipline, White water rafting, and snowshoe adventures in the winter!
Lawson Adventure Park & Resort
3440 Alvarado Road
4 miles before you get to the Empire exit you will find a great spot for family adventure and fun! They have a High Ropes Course, Zipline, White water rafting, and snowshoe adventures in the winter!
River rafting at its best!
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Mile Hi Rafting
3627 Alvarado Road
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River rafting at its best!
Located in Idaho Springs, a great little town to visit for adventure, dinner, and tours. only 10 miles from our place!
AVA Cliffside Zipline
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Located in Idaho Springs, a great little town to visit for adventure, dinner, and tours. only 10 miles from our place!
Sightseeing
An amazing ride any time of the year but, especially in the Fall!
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Georgetown Loop Railroad
646 Loop Drive
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An amazing ride any time of the year but, especially in the Fall!
Have not been here personally yet. If your looking for a hot spring that is close this is located in Idaho Springs
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Indian Hot Springs
302 Soda Creek Road
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Have not been here personally yet. If your looking for a hot spring that is close this is located in Idaho Springs
Historic Mine tour!
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Argo Gold Mill and Tunnel
2350 Riverside Drive
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Historic Mine tour!
through Eisenhower tunnel, you will find Silver Plume. A big city in the heart of the mountains. Big Box stores and restaurants.
Silver Plume
through Eisenhower tunnel, you will find Silver Plume. A big city in the heart of the mountains. Big Box stores and restaurants.
An amazing hike! We stepped out of our home and hiked halfway to the top! Great views!!
Bard Creek Trailhead
278-530 Bard Creek Road
An amazing hike! We stepped out of our home and hiked halfway to the top! Great views!!
Skiing
Great Ski Location
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Winter Park
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Great Ski Location
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Loveland Ski Area
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Arapahoe Basin Ski Area
28194 U.S. 6
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Keystone Resort
1202 Jones Gulch Road
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Echo Mountain
19285 CO-103
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Gas & Necessities
This is not your ordinary gas station! You will find some bare necessities here as well, such as eggs, bread, milk, snacks and a little liquor store as well!
Valero Gas Station
83 Park Avenue
This is not your ordinary gas station! You will find some bare necessities here as well, such as eggs, bread, milk, snacks and a little liquor store as well!
Closest Grocery Store to our place! A must-stop.
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Safeway
2425 Miner Street
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Closest Grocery Store to our place! A must-stop.