Idaho Springs Transforms As the Hub For a Tourism Reboot

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Steeped in gold and silver mining history, Clear Creek County is investing in a less finite revenue source: tourism.

Steeped in gold and silver mining history, Clear Creek County is investing in a less finite revenue source: tourism.

“We were the Radiator Springs of Colorado,” says Clear Creek County Tourism Bureau Director Cassandra Patton, referring to the fictional pass-through town in the movie “Cars.” “Now perspectives are changing with the rise in astro, heritage, recreation and ‘foodie’ tourism.”