Local Area Attractions
There are many day trips, too numerous to mention here. Your Cripple Creek staff will be happy to offer additional suggestions. The following are a few suggestions:
Town of Cripple Creek, Colorado
There is plenty of family and adult fun in this historic landmark district. From the Narrow Gauge Railway, to fascinating local museums, from fine restaurants and ice cream parlors to arcades and casinos, there is something for everyone in Cripple Creek. View gold miningfrom the old to the new "state of the art" gold mine, located between Cripple Creek and Victor.
Town of Victor, Colorado
An authentic old gold mining community only 7 miles from the campground boasts gift and antique shops, eating establishments and amazing scenery. The American Eagle Overlook, in Victor, has beautiful views of Pikes Peak and an historic view of the old and the new gold mining operation. Trails through several old gold mines are great for hiking and biking. Victor is also the home of Lowell Thomas, famous journalist and broadcaster.
Lowell Thomas Museum
The Lowell Thomas Museum is located in nearby Victor and celebrates one of the country's most revered broadcasters. Thomas made his mark in radio journalism in a career that spanned 50 years and took him throughout the world. The museum is housed in a historic, two-story building filled with artifacts, books, exhibits and photographs that depict life in Victor from its earliest days to the heyday of gold mining.
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
A lesson in history, these famous fossil beds are set in the one-time shadow of the Guffey Volcano, which erupted millions of years ago, creating fossils and filling the valley with petrified trees. The park offers hiking and interpretive programs.
Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine
Visit the mine that takes you 1,000- ft underground, while you learn, from knowledgeable tour guides, about this old mining operation. This tour is designed for people of all ages. No steps, ladders or climbing. Open daily at 9 a.m.
Local Area EventsListing Calendar
Once Upon A Time In The West Art Show
Featuring Western Art including Native American, Cowboy, and Wildlife pieces. The Once Upon a Time in the West art show will showcase beautiful works of art from talented artists at the Cripple Creek Heritage Center. Show dates are from June 26th to July 6th. Show times will be from 9 am to 5 pm
Come see donkeys roaming free in the streets of Cripple Creek. This is one of the most popular events held in Cripple Creek.
Cripple Creek's 4th of July Celebration
Since 1900, Cripple Creek's 4th of July Celebration has been recognized as one of the best 4th of July events in Colorado. This patriotic community know how to celebrate, and the 4th of July Celebration is a much anticipated event.
Admission to the Cripple Creek 4th of July Celebration is 100% FREE.
Victor Gold Rush Days
Celebrating 120 year of mining heritage at Victor Gold Rush Days July 18 - 20. Test your strength and will at the mining games, cut a rug at the street dance, watch a vintage baseball game and more. Visitors enjoy a variety of activities including old fashioned kids games, the greased pole contest, vendors, destination businesses, live performers, burro races, bike races, and of course the Victorian Olio!
Cruise Above the Clouds Car Show
This Car Show Features Vintage, Custom, and Classic Cars and Motorcycles. A DJ, Poker Run, Show and Shine and so much more!