Idaho Springs events take place about 30 minutes west of Denver and 15 minutes east of Georgetown. Idaho Springs, Georgetown and Loveland ski resorts are all located in Clear Creek County. Idaho Springs may be a small community, but it’s packed and surrounded by attractions, activities and Idaho Springs events. Mount Evans, the highest paved road in the northern hemisphere, is in Idaho Springs. The most rafted section of the Clear Creek River is also in Idaho Springs and there are a number of rafting companies ready to take you through the white-water rapids.
One of the premier Idaho Springs events that takes place in the summer is the Rapidgrass Bluegrass festival in June. The festival is located at the Shelly/Quinn Baseball fields, takes place over three days and has on site camping. Past Rapid Grass Festivals have featured artists like Rapidgrass, Head for the Hills, Trout Steak Revival, Coral Creek, David Grisman, Jeff Austin, The Sam Bush Band, The Travelin’ McCourys and many more. Make sure to re-visit this Idaho Springs events page to find out when the next Rapidgrass Festivals take place and who is headlining.
Idaho Springs adventures also include hurling through the valley on a zipline. If you can’t find an Idaho Springs events when you’re visiting, see what’s happening close by in Georgetown, Loveland Ski Resort or Golden.
Idaho Springs events and things to do in the Summer
Rapidgrass Festival, Rafting, Ziplining, mine tours, museum walks, camping, biking, rock climbing, scenic drives up Mt. Evans, leaf peeping, wildlife, hiking, fishing and four wheeling
Idaho Springs events and things to do in the winter
Skiing at Loveland, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice skating, snowshoeing
Distances from Idaho Springs
- Denver 38 minutes, 33 miles
- Golden 28 minutes, 24 miles
- Georgetown 16 minutes, 12.9 miles
- Loveland Ski area 24 minutes, 24.4 miles
- Summit County 52 minutes, 41 miles
- Blackhawk and Central City 12 minutes, 13 miles
- Winter Park 45 minutes, 34 miles