A walk through Central City is an easy little jaunt, though mostly uphill (at least one way - coming down's a breeze)...I made the loop through a light spring snowstorm to capture some of the "character" of town. The charming Victorian house in the bottom left photo was for sale, and can be yours for only $199,000 - a hell of a deal!
One mile west of Central City (stay on the main drag, and it's at the top of the hill) lie three beautiful old cemeteries (Central City, Knights of Pythias, and the Catholic Cemeteries) with hundreds of ornate stone markers and intricate grill work, dating back to the 1860s - I walked in as far as my slick, leather cowboy boots and calf deep snow (from a prior storm) would let me get that day.
For those a little more adventurous, the mountaintop is dotted with a few more, harder to find, cemeteries - the larger, "rumored-to-be haunted" Masonic and Bald Mountain Cemeteries, to name a few...if you go, stop at the Visitor Center in Central City and ask directions. All cemeteries are open to the public - visit and wander among the headstones for a poignant glimpse back at some local history, respectfully remembering that these are actual cemeteries that are still in use, to this day.
One of a few locomotives on display in Black Hawk - this one from 1896 actually ran through Clear Creek Canyon, from Golden to Central City, "back in the day".
Hope you travel through the week safely...I have a recipe for sharing in a few. Happy Tuesday - XOXO