Downieville-Lawson-Dumont, Colorado (ClearCreek County)
Last Updated: 01/02/2019
4.5 /5 ( 4 reviews )
Located just south of present day Lawson, Silver Creek was a booming mining and resort community first settled in 1869. Rich silver deposits helped produce over 6 million dollars until the 1893 silver crash. By 1922, most of the mines were closed and the last inhabitants left during the depression. Today, four-wheelers and ATVs have carved hundreds of trails and routes all over the area of Silver Creek, but almost any reminder of what was once a booming mine settlement has been lost. These easy to moderate dirt routes provide ample opportunity to seek seclusion and immerse yourself in the dense forest.
For individual use only, not to be shared.