County Profile

Gilpin County Profile and Visitor Information
Welcome to beautiful Gilpin County, Colorado! Gilpin County is a rural community in Colorado's high country, neighboring the Continental Divide, yet less than an hour west of downtown Denver. Residents enjoy a quality of life enhanced by the vast recreational opportunities offered by Golden Gate State Park, the Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests, the limited-stakes gaming in Black Hawk and Central City, a state-of-the-art recreation center and fairgrounds, low taxes and financially secure local government.

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North Central Colorado
Square Miles: 150
Population: 5,441
Founded: 1861
Cities: City of Black Hawk, and the City of Central
County Seat: Central City
Historic District: Central City/Black Hawk National Historic District
State Park: Golden Gate Canyon State Park
National forest and wilderness:
Arapaho & Roosevelt National Forest, James Peak Wilderness
Scenic trail and byway:
Continental Divide National Scenic Trail, Peak to Peak Scenic and Historic Byway
Gilpin Historical Society
Central City Opera
Adjacent Counties:
Boulder County, Colorado, north
Jefferson County, Colorado, east
Clear Creek County, Colorado, west
Grand County, Colorado, west


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