Enjoy a drive through a nice network of mountain backroads on this loop between Georgetown and Idaho Springs. Be aware that it passes by a lot of private property and there is very little parking available for unlicensed vehicles. No seasonal closures, but check the weather.
Hidden in the trees is the townsite of Lamartine. A faint road 727.1B leads to it. A small town of about 500 mine workers lived here in the late 1890s to service the Lamartine Mine. Just a few logs remain from a couple of cabins. If you look closely as you drive the trails, you’ll see remains of many other mines in the area.