Cripple Creek, Colorado – Top Reasons to Visit, Events & Things to Do

Cripple Creek, Colorado

From Colorado Springs, take a 45-minute, beautiful drive to the mining town of Cripple Creek, Colorado.


This town’s rich history, exciting attractions and stunning views of the Rocky Mountains will fill your visit with lasting memories. Once bustling with gold-seekers, Cripple Creek is still a place to visit for those looking to strike it rich in its many casinos. Take a tour of a modern, working gold mine and compare it to a tour of the historic Mollie Kathleen Mine. Cripple Creek is also home to one of the states most beloved events, Donkey Derby Days. Visit Cripple Creek and enjoy all that this beautiful and historic town has to offer.

Top-notch casinos, interesting museums, like the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum and the Cripple Creek Jail Museum, allow visitors to explore the past. Historic train rides through the Gold Mining District and live entertainment at the historic Butte Theater are just the start to your fun in this historic mining town. Check out all of the Cripple Creek attractions below.


Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad

Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge…

The trip shows scenic wonders around every curve as you go back to the gold mining days. Early day steam engines were important to winning…

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Cripple Creek Heritage Center

Cripple Creek Heritage Center

Overlooking the town of Cripple Creek, the facility is the newest member of the Pikes Peak Country Attractions Association, and your complete…

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Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine Tours

Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine Tours

The tour descends about 100ft down into the shaft and has different displays of mining methods from the early 1890's. You can hear the air…

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Victor Lowell Thomas Museum

Victor Lowell Thomas Museum

Explore Gold Rush History Past & Present at The Victor Lowell Thomas Museum in historic Victor is a great place to explore gold rush history…

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Phantom Canyon on the Gold Belt Tour Byway

Phantom Canyon on the Gold Belt Tour Byway

Scenic byway, wildlife viewing, birds, wild turkeys, raptors, deer, on CO 67 north of Florence.

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