Black Hawk Vacations

Black Hawk is part of Georgetown, a major city with a population of 1,000 people. The area is 45 miles (72 kilometers) to the west of Denver International Airport, and only 13 miles (21 kilometers) from the heart of they city.

Many of Georgetown’s attractions are located within easy reach of Black Hawk, making it a smart choice as a place to base yourself during your visit. Two of the most interesting places to see are the fabulous Echo Mountain Park and the incredible Eldora Mountain Resort. Two other worthy points of interest you’ll find nearby Black Hawk are the Hiwan Golf Club and the Eldorado Canyon State Park.

Be sure to visit some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make this region such a rewarding holiday destination. There are plenty of excellent destinations to take the family for a few hours such as Dinosaur Ridge in Morrison and the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave in Golden. Book seats for a live show at the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison and Fox Theater in Boulder.

If the weather is good, follow the lead of the locals who know the area best and appreciate the local natural destinations. When Mother Nature beckons, visit the Red Rocks Park in Morrison, one of the places where locals come to spend time outdoors. Discover the beauty of Mount Evans. See if you can spot some of the area’s special birdlife with a drive to a lake in the area such as the Summit Lake Park in Idaho Springs.

To browse through stores and buy some souvenirs, visit the Colorado Mills Mall in Lakewood.

When the snow hits the peaks, enjoy Black Hawk’s most popular ski slopes at the Winter Park Ski Resort in Winter Park.

If you love sports, you'll love seeing local heroes, the Colorado Buffaloes Football, take to the field at Folsom Field, Boulder. On game days follow the procession of silver and gold, to the stadium, then after the full-time hooter blows, join fellow sports lovers in the nearby pubs and relive the games finest moments over a few cold beers.

After spending the day exploring the delights of Black Hawk, stay the night at one of the area’s hotels or serviced apartments. Check out the rooms and rates at the Ameristar Casino Resort Spa Black Hawk, the Hampton Inn-Denver West/Golden, or the Lady Luck Casino Hotel Black Hawk.

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