Cripple Creek Travel Guide

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Cripple Creek Things to Do

  • Findin' the Gold

    It's not about the gold, it's about finding the history and story of this area. To do that you must visit both Cripple Creek and Victor. Victor looks like Cripple Creek used to back in the 60's before gambling took over. So drive on over and take a look for yourself. There is a back road that is a turn off before you get to Cripple Creek, go left...

  • Gold Belt Tour

    There are two versions of the loop. First the fast version:Take 67 out of Cripple Creek. You'll pass through the ghost town of Anaconda and into Victor (you'll want to stop and walk around in Victor. It's one of the largest and best preserved mining camps in Colorado). From there take 81 into Goldfield, past Independence and into Gillet where...

  • Haunted Outlaws and Lawmen Jail Museum

    This was the Teller County Jail for nearly 90 years (1901-1992). It was also used as a holding area for Colorado’s criminally insane. Many tales have circulated that the place is haunted, disembodied voices and footsteps have been heard in the building. So if you're ghost haunting in Cripple Creek, you'll want to stop here.Summer Hours: June...

  • Go Deep Down Into a Mine

    Drop by miner's cage 1,000 feet into the depths of a gold mine. The guide, a professional gold miner will demonstrate dynamite techniques (sorry no explosions), mining tools such as the different types of drills, and the equipment used to scoop up the ore. You will come away with a knowledge of the different types of gold ore and how it is...

  • The Cripple Creek District Museum

    Housed in an old railroad depot, the Museum includes lots of "mining memorabilia, maps, paintings, glass and china, children's items, furnishings, an assay office, a photograph gallery, Indian artifacts, mineral displays and two Victorian apartments. "Admission: $2.50 for adults and 50 cents for children under 12. Children under age 6 are free....

  • Check out the general store

    The old buildings in this town are the main attraction to me. There is the train, the museum and of course the gambling, but the buildings themselves are the best record of the towns history.


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  • Best food in Cripple Creek by far!!!

    Only superior restaurant left in Cripple Creek. Most of the casinos took away the good food to put in CHEAP food. The weekly appetizer and entree specials are always great. Recipes for specials are often contributed by waitstaff or other employees. Trophy wildlife heads watch over you as you dine and walls throughout the casino are covered with...

  • Best FREE casino food

    Fresh pizza all day. Free by the slice for players or a whole pizza to go for $6. They also serve cinnamon rolls in the morning and sometimes other finger food. If you gambled too much and have to eat for free this is your choice. If you arrive early enough the fresh baked cinnamon rolls are great, but when they're gone that is it, they don't make...

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  • Amazing view from American Eagle...

    Located at the former location of one of the highest gold mines in the world, on a clear day you can see seven mountain ranges. Or look down for a great view of operations at the worlds largest and richest gold mine. If expansion plans are approved it will eventually be several miles long and over a mile deep. Parking on site for 3 or 4 cars is...

  • Cripple Creek -awesome place!

    I grew up close to Cripple Creek/Victor. At that time the whole area was nothing short of a real ghost town. Just like out of a real western! Went back and was amazed at the drastic changes. It's like a mini Las Vegas or Reno with all the gambling . Unlike Vegas or Reno, it still retains it's historic western heritage, and is not kitschy or...

  • Gold Belt Tour Scenic and Historic Byway

    Drive the Gold Belt Tour and retrace the historic travel routes connecting Cripple Creek and Victor Mining District, site of the world's largest gold rush, to the communities of Florence, Cañon City and Florissant. Today the communities of the Gold Belt Tour invite you to experience the rich local heritage as you follow the "Roads to Riches"... We...


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