Gold Run Travel Tips
Gold Run Vacation Rentals Put You Close to California History
Gold Run was a former settlement in Placer County, California, in the Sacramento area. The community was named for a local stream where gold panning or "placer mining" was the rage. The discovery of gold in 1848 brought miners from all over the world, and Placer County was formed only three years later. The name came from the Spanish word for sand or gravel deposits containing gold; miners washed away the gravel, leaving the heavier gold, in a process known as "placer mining." Gold Run became famous for its highly efficient hydraulic mines. Between 1865 and 1878, Gold Run's mines shipped over $6,000,000 in gold. Unfortunately, for the miners, hydraulic mining was outlawed in 1882, putting an end to Gold Run's prosperity. Fortunately, for the area, the ban helped preserve its natural beauty.
Gold Run and the Surrounding Areas are a Beautiful Place to Vacation
Today, the former settlement of Gold Run is listed as a California Historical Landmark. Placer County is located in both the Sacramento Valley and Sierra Nevada areas of California, in what is known as the Gold Country. It stretches from the edge of Sacramento to Lake Tahoe and the Nevada border. There is hiking and beautiful trails with the area's natural flora and fauna to be admired. There are Gold Country High Sierra cabins to vacation in and enjoy the history of this once thriving settlement.
Gold Run Vacation Rentals are Also Close to the City
Gold Run lodging is plentiful and vacation rentals are also close to popular vacation areas like Monte Vista or Dutch Flat. Even Sacramento, with its Big City restaurants, entertainment venues and night life is only 50 minutes away. Whether you travel with a group large or small, you can find Gold Run vacation rentals with the space and the amenities you desire.