Blackhawk is a city in Gilpin County in Colorado. Also known as "The City of Mills". It is a popular destination because casino gambling is legal. Nestled up in the Rocky Mountains with beautiful scenery and a 35 minute drive from Denver, Colorado
With a population of 118 it makes it the least populated city in Colorado. It is one of Colorado's oldest cities where prospector John H. Gregory first discovered lode gold. Blackhawk quickly became the milling center for the gold ore mined throughout the county. City leaders banded together with Central City and Cripple Creek on the 1990 Colorado ballot to allow limited stakes gambling in the commercial districts of the towns. The measure passed and gaming began on October 1, 1991. In 2008 additional legislation was introduced to raise the betting limit, introduce new table games and allow casinos to stay open 24 hours.
Most people will come in by the Central City Parkway . And then drive another 2 miles or so to get to Blackhawk. The Parkway has alot of great sightseeing and natural features to see.
By plane then you are coming from Denver International Airport which isn't too far away about 90 minutes. Denver International Airport , (IATA: DEN, ICAO: KDEN). Commonly referred to as DIA. It is located about 20 miles to the east of downtown Denver. Frontier Airlines, United Airlines, and Southwest Airlines all maintain hubs at the airport in Concourses A, B, and C respectively. Most other major domestic carriers also have service here
Since there is Casinos here with Casinos come the all you can eat buffets, some casinos have them some don't. Thats where a few of the restraunts are also located is inside the Casinos
There is a police force that strictly enforces the Drinking and Driving Laws. So that being said be careful
Central City is only one mile from Black Hawk, walking distance, just up the hill. There are shuttles that run between the towns also.