- The list below includes 197 free or cheap things to do in or near Idaho Springs, Colorado, including 100 different types of inexpensive activities like Rafting, Hiking Trails, Off Road & ATV and Mountains.
- From St. Mary's Glacier to Echo Mountain, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Idaho Springs and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Golden, Boulder, Wheat Ridge and Arvada.
St. Mary's Glacier is reached through a moderately difficult upward hike which in turn, passes around a scenic lake and progresses forward up to the glacier where one can enjoy the panoramic views of the surroundings and a variety of snow sports.
Mt. Evans Wilderness contains rare high altitude arctic tundra, spruce-lodgepole pine forests and bristlecone pines in high altitude locations. Patrons can hike or walk the wilderness and experience granite cirques, several small lakes and scenic views.
Located in the Mount Evans Wilderness, Mount Bierstadt is a 14,065 foot summit on the front range of the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Views of local wildlife are featured along with a direct overlook of the mountain range.
Heritage Visitors Center features an informative museum full of unique exhibits of Idaho Springs' mining history, early life, and the important role it played in establishing not only Idaho Springs but the state of Colorado itself.
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Fusing together a bar with an arcade, Flipper McGill's Pinball Parlor offers adults a chance to return to their childhood with vintage games and pinball machines. There is an outdoor patio that has an old fashioned jukebox.