Long before gaming was made legal, Central City was known as the
“richest square mile on earth.” And today that mile is filled with historic sites
and museums,  cultural events like the Central City Opera summer festival
and, of course, Vegas-style gaming. There’s always something to do in
Central City. Why don’t you come on up and play?



Outdoor Activities:

• Hunting (rifle, bow)

• Fishing (in Central City’s reservior

  and also in Clear Creek)

• Hiking

• Mountain Biking

• Road Biking

• 4-Wheeling

• ATV’ing

• Camping

• Mushroom Hunting

• Trail running

• Whitewater Rafting

• Rock Climbing


• 14er hiking

• Mine Tours

• Alpine Skiing (Eldora and Echo Mtn are

  the closest–Loveland / A-Basin next closest)

• Nordic Skiing (backcountry)

• Hot Springs (Idaho Springs)

• Snowshoeing

• Snowmobiling

• Ice Fishing

• Ice Climbing

 Historical/Cultural Activities

Central City Opera House

• Churches


• Tramway

Gilpin County Historical Society

• Couer D’Alene Mine Shaft House

• Cemeteries

• Hidee Mine Tours

• Gilpin County Arts Association Gallery

• Thomas House

• Elks Lodge

• Washington Hall