Travel information

Visit Colfax

We want to see you! Here are a few tips to help you enjoy your visit to Colfax, one of California’s Sierra gems. Colfax is a rural community. Check out our local merchants, restaurants, museum, and hometown hospitality. We love sharing our town with visitors and hope you will treat it like it’s your town too!

At 2,400 ft in elevation, the weather is very changeable and consistently cooler than the valley. Bring a sweater, coat, and sensible shoes for this Sierra town.

If you are headed to Donner Summit and beyond during the winter, check the weather and consider bringing chains or driving a 4-wheel drive vehicle.


The summer months are fire season, so if camping, hiking, or boating, please be mindful of fire danger and check campfire regulations.




Watch for news on these great community annual events:

July 3 Parade and Fireworks

September Railroad Days

December Winterfest Parade and Fireworks

Colfax Downtown Streetscape