Colfax is the last city with a big choice of restaurants and other services on Interstate 80 on the way to the summit of the Sierra. There are rural retreats, bungalows in town along with some Victorians and at this time, a subdivision called Canyon Creek Village that appears to be more “citified” than the rest of Colfax.
Picnicking, camping, recreational gold panning, boating, rafting are all popular with locals and visitors alike. The unique shops and restaurants appeal to all. When in Colfax, be sure to visit the home town movie theater, Colfax Theater, offering seats from the past and crystal chandelier in the lobby and first run movies.
Located on Interstate 80 between Auburn and Truckee, Colfax offers an Amtrak stop and often receives just enough snow for family fun in the winter. Colfax is one of the oldest cities in Placer County (Virtual Tour). It is bordered by the north fork of the American River and the Bear River. Just north of town is Rollins Lake.