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Welcome to Idaho Springs ...

The city of Idaho Springs is located in Clear Creek County.

A typical abbreviation for Idaho Springs: Idaho Spgs. (or less commonly used: Idaho Spngs. or Idaho Sprngs.)

From the  Census Estimates for 2014, Idaho Springs has a population of 1,710 people<1> (see below for details).

Idaho Springs was established in 1859 and was incorporated November 15, 1885.

The community of Idaho Springs is 7,710 feet [2,350 m] above sea level.<2> In other words, the elevation of Idaho Springs is about 1½ mile [or ~2¼ km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Idaho Springs lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area codes for Idaho Springs: (303) and (720)<3>

The ZIP code for Idaho Springs: 80452<4>

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Idaho Springs ...

Looking for more information about Idaho Springs? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Idaho Springs? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Idaho Springs, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Idaho Springs.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Idaho Springs had a population of 1,717 people (or 18.89% of the total population of Clear Creek County). This makes Idaho Springs the county's most populous community.

The population of Idaho Springs represents 0.03% of the total population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 119th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,717 people, the population of Idaho Springs decreased 9.11% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 1,889 people).

Taken from the 2014 Census Estimates, Idaho Springs had an population of 1,710 people. This is a decrease of 0.41% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 9.48% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Idaho Springs.

Communities near Idaho Springs ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving it.<5>.

Community   2014
Black Hawk   [Map]   126   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Central City   [Map]   724   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Empire   [Map]   283   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Georgetown   [Map]   1,038   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Golden   [Map]   20,201   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Morrison   [Map]   431   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Idaho Springs.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Idaho Springs. We make it easy to see a Google satellite image of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Idaho Springs. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Idaho Springs. Our list includes 17 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Idaho Springs:

Websites for Idaho Springs ...

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Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Idaho Springs. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

If you haven't already, you should also register your business through the Bing Business Portal.

Other Roadside Stops ...

About Colorado

About Clear Creek County

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Colorado

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Idaho Springs:

The official website for Clear Creek County

The Panormaio photo collection contain pictures for the area around Idaho Springs:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Idaho Springs.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Idaho Springs - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Area code (720) is an overlay for area code (303). For more about area code overlays, please see our Glossary for Idaho Springs.

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Idaho Springs). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Idaho Springs or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Idaho Springs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, private property - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Idaho Springs) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Idaho Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Idaho Springs

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<6>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Idaho Springs.


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