Cripple Creek KOA Events

Cripple Creek KOA Events

Local Area Events

Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mine Tours Photo

Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mine Tours

Newmont Mining Corporation conducts guided tours of their surface operations Memorial Day-Labor Day. Tours originate at the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, in Victor, CO. All proceeds from the tours are donated to the museum as part of Newmont Mining Corporation's community support program. 

Tours are $8.50 per person all donated to the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum; plus a 6% booking fee; there is a $1 minimum booking fee.

Note that children must be at least 5 years old to go on the tour.

Tours are limited to 13 (van capacity). If you want to make group reservations or have questions during the times of the year the museum is closed, please email minetours@victorcolorado.com.

Tours are about 2 hours in length. Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your tour time to sign waivers and view a safety video. Reservation holders who do not arrive 15 minutes early may be replaced with a standby and your reservation will not be refunded.

The elevation will vary as will the temperatures and the driving/walking surfaces will be rocky; please dress for cold, windy weather and wear appropriate walking shoes - only fully enclosed shoes are allowed (sandals); full-length pants are required - no shorts are allowed.
The tours are not wheelchair friendly.

Salute to American Veterans Rally & POW/MIA Recognition Ride Photo

Salute to American Veterans Rally & POW/MIA Recognition Ride

Colorado's largest procession of motorcycles Celebrates 32 YEARS in 2019!
 
The annual Colorado POW/MIA Recognition Ride celebrates its 32nd Anniversary this August. This spectacular show of respect and admiration for America's Prisoners of War and those still Missing in Action began as a very humble effort by a few Southern Colorado Bikers who wanted to make a statement.
 
In 1987, The crew at High Country Custom Cycles rounded up some Friends, Veterans & local Bikers, and organized a gathering at the shop on a warm Sunday morning. The group affixed POW/MIA flags to their motorcycles and headed out. The strategy was to make as much noise as possible and hopefully get the attention of some of the local citizens. The effort ended up accomplishing much more.
 
Year after year, the POW/MIA Recognition Ride continued to flourish in Colorado Springs. The ride grew from a dozen or so motorcycles to 100 the second year and many hundreds after that. Over the next several years, the ride turned into an overnighter, attracted vendors and ultimately gave birth to what is now known as the Salute to American Veterans rally held annually in Cripple Creek.
 
From its humble beginnings, the ride has always been a volunteer effort. Just one year younger than the infamous “Rolling Thunder” ride on Washington DC, Colorado's POW/MIA Recognition Ride has maintained its integrity and its longevity, proving that it is a solid proposition worthy of the support of all of Colorado's motorcyclists.
 
One participant had this to say: “If you've never been on this ride, you owe it to yourself to do it at least once. I have never felt so proud to be an American as I did when we crested the hill and rolled into Cripple Creek … met by those thousands of patriots and that huge American flag. It sent shivers up my spine and the feelings of pride and patriotism were like none I had ever felt.”
 
POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony
POW/MIA Recognition Ride
Veteran's Parade
VIP Guest Speakers
Veteran's Poker Run
Vietnam Memorial Wall
Street Vendors
For additional event information, please visit 
www.TheVeteransRally.org

Mt. Pisgah Speaks Cemetery Tour Photo
2 Mile High Club's Aspen Tours Photo

2 Mile High Club's Aspen Tours

This September and every September, join us the 2 Mile High Club for Aspen tours and watch the leaves change and as a result, benefit our free-roaming, donkey herdThe 2 Mile High Club's annual Aspen tours will take place at the Cripple Creek District Museum. Marvel at the beautiful fall colors and explore the World's Greatest Gold Camp! Aspen Tours are offered on a first-come, first-served basis–reservations will not be accepted.The first tour departs from the Cripple Creek District Museum at 9 a.m. If you would like to try to be a part of this first tour, please plan to arrive 30 minutes to 45 minutes prior. The last tour departs at 3:30 p.m.Our Aspen tours are free, but we always appreciate donations. All proceeds gathered from the Aspen Tours go towards the care of Cripple Creek's free-roaming donkey herd. You can find them in the winter pen during the colder months or they can be spotted roaming the streets of Cripple Creek during the summer.

2 Mile High Club's Aspen Tours Photo

2 Mile High Club's Aspen Tours

This September and every September, join us the 2 Mile High Club for Aspen tours and watch the leaves change and as a result, benefit our free-roaming, donkey herdThe 2 Mile High Club's annual Aspen tours will take place at the Cripple Creek District Museum. Marvel at the beautiful fall colors and explore the World's Greatest Gold Camp! Aspen Tours are offered on a first-come, first-served basis–reservations will not be accepted.The first tour departs from the Cripple Creek District Museum at 9 a.m. If you would like to try to be a part of this first tour, please plan to arrive 30 minutes to 45 minutes prior. The last tour departs at 3:30 p.m.Our Aspen tours are free, but we always appreciate donations. All proceeds gathered from the Aspen Tours go towards the care of Cripple Creek's free-roaming donkey herd. You can find them in the winter pen during the colder months or they can be spotted roaming the streets of Cripple Creek during the summer.