Lawson Adventure Park & Lodging partners with businesses throughout Clear Creek County and the Front Range to insure the greatest, most memorable guest experiences. The park provides “The Most Outdoor Adventure in One Place!”
Evergreen Chamber of Commerce
For 45 years the Evergreen Area Chamber of Commerce has proudly been serving the mountain community. Our mission is to build a better Evergreen. We strive to:Create a Strong Local Economy, Promote the Community, Provide Opportunities to Build Relationships and Represent Business With Government. At an elevation of 7,200 feet, Evergreen offers an array of parks, art galleries, theater, restaurants, entertainment, and a variety of outdoor activities. Evergreen is situated close to Colorado’s Denver, while still attaining a mountain town feeling. Evergreen Lake was voted one of the top ten most scenic for ice skating in the world and it is bordered by mountain parks with miles of trails. Come check us out!
Loveland Ski Area
Echo Mountain Resort
The Closest Ski Resort to Denver and Colorado’s Front Range. Echo Mountain Resort, is just 50 minutes, or 35 miles, from downtown Denver AND offers an authentic Colorado ski and snowboard experience just outside the city.
Capital Prize Gold Mine
The Capital Prize Gold Mine is an authentic 1860’s underground walking tour through a tunnel that travels over 1,000 feet into the mountain. The Griffith Brothers began work on the mine in 1867 to reach the major gold and silver of the mother-load (the Aetna vein) at a depth of 3,200 feet. The Griffith brothers are also well known as the forefathers of Georgetown in 1859. The mine has produced millions of dollars of gold, silver, lead, zinc and copper over the years. Unlike most mines in Colorado, the Capital Prize was never abandoned and operations were continued intermittently until 1969. This continued operation helped preserve the mine site, its equipment and the original blacksmith shop.
Visitors can enjoy an easy walk over 1,000 feet into the mountain and see several tunnels. Experience the challenges of working by candle light, view seven of the 17 gold veins discovered, see the machinery and tools and explore a stope. Visitors will also learn about drilling, blasting and mucking and the importance of mining back in the early days of the Wild West. The Capital Prize is still an active mine and visitors will see a modern prospecting operation which includes dredges, sluice boxes, classifiers and shaker tables. In the warmer months, guests can try to find their fortune, or just have fun gold panning outside!
The Capital Prize is open year round: Winter Hours are Fri thru Sun with tours at the top of each hour, 11am – 2pm. The tour lasts 50 minutes and is a constant 49 degrees so it’s warm in the winter and a great place to cool off in the summer. Please wear comfortable/appropriate walking shoes.