Idaho Springs River Acreage: Adventurers dream, this 8 acres of heaven could be yours! Many pristine building sites to choose from. In the heart of Colorado ski country you will be on the banks of two forks of the Fall River, minutes from the Continental Divide Trail and less then an hour from Winter Park, Cooper, Loveland ski areas and 1 hour from Denver. Hike from your steps to 5 reservoirs, one having a breeding Graying population, an anomaly in our temperate climes. Or hike to Saint Mary’s Glacier from your backyard, a semi-permanent snowfield located in the Arapahoe National Forest. You can visit the shops and dine in historic Idaho Springs. Founded in 1859 Idaho Springs was first known simply as “Idahoe” – a derivative of an Arapahoe word that meant “gem of the mountains.” Later springs was added due to the now popular hot springs. When George Jackson discovered gold on the banks of Clear Creek River little did he know it would be the start of the Colorado Gold Rush. With the first substantial gold discovery in Colorado, Jackson with experience in the California gold fields was drawn to the area by clouds of steam rising from some nearby hot springs. Jackson kept his find secret for several months, but after he paid for some supplies with gold dust, others rushed to Jackson's diggings. With 3 state parks and Rocky Mountain National Park only an hour away the Colorado Rocky Mountains are literally at your doorstep. This high mountain retreat on the Fall River is mostly usable which is unusual in Colorado’s steep terrane with several building sites to choose from. Bordered by public lands on 2 sides but very accessible this is the mountain get away everyone is looking for.