About the City of Black Hawk

Since its first lode gold strike of 1859, Black Hawk continues to preserve the past while preparing for the future.

Mission Statement

The mission of the City of Black Hawk is to progressively provide cost-effective programs and services of the highest quality to the community.


Mayor for About Landing Page

From its start as a mining and milling town to its current state as a destination for more than 20,000 visitors daily, Black Hawk has held fast to the indomitable spirit and unwavering vision for progress and prosperity that first drove the West's Gold Rush of the 1800s. As a 5th generation Black Hawk resident, I couldn't be more proud of the care the City has taken to thoughtfully respect and preserve its past while continuing to prospect for its future.

I invite you to visit and experience the history, adventure, entertainment and excitement that is Black Hawk today.

--Mayor David D. Spellman