Serving Colfax, Dutch Flat, Alta, and Gold Run since 1951, the Colfax Area Chamber of Commerce strives to make the Colfax area a better place to work, live, and visit. The Colfax Area Chamber has members from a wide range of professions, industries, and non-profit organizations, all committed to improving our local economy and community. The Chamber conducts social and business events to support developing relationships, learning from other members, and staying connected to the local community.

Becoming a member of the Colfax Area Chamber of Commerce provides opportunities to give back to the community and raise your visibility and credibility in Placer County.

The Chamber offers support for local businesses to succeed.

Visit to learn about their many activities, business members and regular events.

In addition to Colfax, we service these communities:

Alta—Alta is a small community about 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Auburn, located off I-80 and along the historical First Transcontinental Railroad.

Applegate—In 1849 Lisbon Applegate came to California with his son from Missouri. The Applegates bought property and established a fruit ranch, the main house being where Oliver’s Gas station is today.

Cisco—Cisco is an unincorporated Placer County community located on the Unionn Pacific Railroad, 0.5 miles, south-southwest of Cisco Grove at an elevation of 5938 feet (1810 m), off California Interstate 80. The name Cisco honors John J. Cisco, treasurer of the Central Pacific Railroad.

Chicago Park—Chicago Park is an unincorporated historic agricultural community in Nevada County, California. It is located along Highway 174, with its center at the intersection of Mt. Olive Road. It is about 9 miles southeast of Grass Valley and about 3 miles north of Colfax.

Dutch Flat—Rich in history, Dutch Flat was named in the 1800s for its Dutch storekeepers. In what was to become a large Placer County mining area, in those early days, the town had a large population and many fine buildings. Today, one drops back in time over 100 years when exploring the paths and streets of this quaint village.

Gold Run—Gold Run was founded in 1854 by O. W. Hollenbeck and originally called Mountain Springs. Famed for its hydraulic mines which from 1865 to 1878 shipped $6,125,000 in gold.

Weimar—Weimar, originally named New England Mills, was founded by George Geisendorfer who was born near Weimar, Germany.

Information courtesy of Colfax Area Chamber of Commerce.

Colfax stays busy with annual events, including Railroad Days, July 3 Parade & Festival, and Winterfest. Photos right to left: Pamela Biery, Chamber of Commerce, Alan Shuttleworth.