Main Street in Central City. Photo: Kent Kanouse
Gilpin County is one of the smallest counties by area in Colorado, second only to Denver. The total area is 150 square miles, and as of 2010, the population was 5,441. Central City serves as the county seat.
The county was named after the first Governor of the Territory of Colorado, Colonel William Gilpin, upon its formation in 1861. Sections of Golden Gate Canyon State Park are located in Gilpin County.
Visit the Gilpin County Government website.
Featured Gilpin County articles
Camping by Moffat Tunnel in Rollinsville – Tucked away in the Roosevelt National Forest, the Moffat Tunnel used to offer trips through the Continental Divide. Now it’s widely popular for outdoor recreation, mainly camping, hiking, biking and off-highway-vehicles…
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