Fun and Outdoorsy Activities to Do at Sutter Creek!

Aug 8, 2014
black chasm cavern

Sutter Creek is known for its rich history and its role in the California Gold Rush. However, there are many fun things to do in this city that you should take advantage of. From hiking through majestic caverns to meandering through lush flower gardens, for those staying in Sutter Creek hotels nearby, there is sure to be something fun for everyone! eldorado national forest

If you love flowers, take a visit to the Amador Flower Farm. Stroll through the demonstration garden where 200 perennials, grasses, and over 1,000 daylilies are planted. It is truly a beautiful sight. Visitors are encouraged to bring along a picnic lunch and enjoy it under a shady Oak tree or at the designated picnic areas. .

A visit to the Black Chasm Cavern is sure to amaze everyone. Designated as a National Natural Landmark, Black Chasm Cavern is known for its rare crystal formations. A 50-minute walking tour is available to visitors where you can see the crystals from the best viewing spots. If you are up for a more exciting challenge, sign up for the fun 3-hour labyrinth tour. On the tour you’ll hike a trail, slide down natural formations, squeeze through rock openings, and slither through passages! You must make reservations by calling 866-762-2837.

Looking for a fun event for the whole family? If so, take a trip to the Roaring Camp Mining Company, where you and your family can get the opportunity to pan for real gold! Camp on the grounds for a few nights and relax by the lake. Visit roaringcampgold.com for more information.

indian grinding rock shpEldorado National Forest is another great location if you’re looking to get away from everyday life. The forest has many trails if you are looking for a day trip, as well as camping ground locations if you are looking for a family trip or getaway with friends. At the Eldorado National Forest, you can hike, fish, or just take in the beauty of the outdoors!

Another camping ground is the Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park. At this location, learn about the Native Americans who lived in the area at the Chaw’se Regional Indian Museum. Hike one of the trails and see if you can spot deer, foxes, or even a coyote!