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The town sits at an elevation of 8530 feet (2600 meters), nestled in the
mountains near the upper end of the Clear Creek Valley west of Denver.  
Georgetown was founded in 1859 during the Colorado Gold Rush by
George and David Griffith, two prospectors from Kentucky. It was named
in honor of the older of the two brothers.  Although a small town today, the
town was a historic center of the mining industry in Colorado during the
late 19th century and at one time was the third largest community in the
state, earning the nickname the "Silver Queen of Colorado". It has evolved
into a lively historical summer tourist center today with many preserved
structures from the heyday of the Colorado Silver Boom.
The town stretches roughly north-south along Clear Creek, hemmed in by
the mountains. Today, the town is a center of outdoor recreation, both
winter and summer, ranging from scaling 14ers to river rafting to skiing.  
Approximate Distance to
Resort/Ski Areas

Central City/Blackhawk:  18 miles
Dillon Reservoir:  25 miles
Keystone:  29 miles
Breckenridge:  37 miles
Winter Park:  30 miles
Copper Mountain:  30 miles
Vail:  53 miles
Rocky Mtn. National Park: 74 miles
Leadville:  57 miles
Glenwood Springs:  113 miles
Aspen:  115 miles
Georgetown, Colorado
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Sample of Historic Georgetown
Area Attractions
Georgetown Loop Railroad                Museums
14000' Peaks                                      14000' Peak
Guanella Pass Scenic Byway             Mine Tours
Hiking                                                Rafting
Ziplining                                            Rock climbing
Fishing                                               Rocky Mountain National
Park                                                   Jeeping
Historic Homes                                 Walking Tours               
Mountain Biking