Jamestown, Co., in the mountains to the west of Boulder, is one of the oldest mining camps in Colorado. In its heyday, about 400 miners lived here, and one claim produced more than $5 million in gold and copper ore. However, the boom lasted only a few years before the town was deserted for a decade. Remnants of the mining town's hotels, dance halls and parlor houses are still present here, but the town's most visible elements are a series of restored cabins, now converted to year-round residences.
Town Know For: Visitors from neighboring towns are drawn to Jamestown's attractions, from trailheads lining nearby Lefthand and James Canyons to the steep, paved roads popular with road bikers. Nearby Brainard Lake has hiking at the foot of craggy mountains, as well as fishing and picnicking. Rugged, unpaved mining roads near Jamestown are perfect for popular four-wheel-driving adventures.
Region: Northern Front Range Regional Information
Proximity to other towns: Located 26 miles from Boulder, 8.9 miles from Ward, 10.5 miles from Allenspark, 11.1 miles from Lyons, 13.6 miles from Nederland,
Elevation: 6,929 feet
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