Georgetown will always have a special place in my heart. The amount of times we passed it going up and down the mountain every weekend from skiing is unbelievable. Not to mention stopping at The Happer Cooker for a hearty breakfast is always a must.
What is this town, you ask? It’s a precious mining town that was founded during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush. It is located in the first layers of the Rocky Mountains at an altitude of 8,500 feet, only a small treck westward of downtown Denver. It has a true western feel, and is filled with little antique shops and candy shops that are bound to catch your fancy.
I always leave Georgetown with a few new treasures.
The beautiful historic mining towns of the Rocky Mountains I’ve always found to be so photogenic. They are tucked between layers and layers of hills and cliffs, pine forests and rivers, with stunning little buildings and the best contrasting colors. I love the feeling of being surrounded by mountains. If you adventure off just a little bit, you’ll catch some breathtaking views, like on Old Squaw Pass.