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editor's note:
Idaho Springs

* Outdoor: 'Crete / Wood / Metal
* Free
* Trannie / Street
* Rating: Ghetto goodness

Just outside of Denver, en route to the skateparks in the Rockies, lies the lonely and lack luster Idaho Springs skate scene. Ghetto like ketchup on spaghetti...

Directions: Coming from Denver, head west on I-70 into Idaho Springs. Exit Colorado Blvd, heading north-ish. Almost immediately you'll make a right [north] on Gilson, cross a creek, and then Gilson will deadend. Then make another right and you'll roll up on the skatepark.

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^ It's funny how much Idaho Springs
looks like the skatepark in Tijuana
Mexico - that's not a good sign.
This miniramp is pretty 3rd world...

^ "Street course" - ha!
The gaps where the ramps
meet the 'crete are
ridiculous. We should
note that this pic is
from summer 2000. Who
knows what's there now...

^ One awesome part of the
CO skatepark scene is the
"sticker" tradition. It's
like reading cave paintings
from ancient travelers. In
this shot you've got local
Brother's Boards, Crested
Air Up There,
even some Eastern Boarder
stickers from back east...
that's rad. It's like this
at parks across the whole

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