is a great place to live! The many hills and valleys offer
endless views and hideaways in the surrounding area. Residents
of Colfax have quick access to Interstate 80 for travel to
Sacramento, Lake Tahoe, or Reno.
Colfax is located in the lower Sierra Nevada mountains
at 2,420' elevation with approximately 2,000 citizens inside
City limits. Colfax is a small city with strong historical
significance in the Gold Rush of 1849 and the First Transcontinental
Railroad, which continues to offer an official passenger train stop in the
center of town today. Rich
natural wildlife inhabit the surrounding region which boasts
two rivers, one on either side, and a recreational lake with
three marinas and four boat launches. A myriad of recreational
activities exist in our area, including: camping, hiking,
fishing, mountain biking, gold panning, kayaking & rafting.