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Gilpin County

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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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