Cripple Creek Gold Mine Tours

Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mine

Put on your hard hat and get ready to step into a real, working gold mine.


Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company is a low-grade, surface mining operation located in Cripple Creek, Colorado. CC&V has been mining gold in the Cripple Creek Mining District since 1976.

About the Mine

The Cripple Creek gold deposits occur within a seven-square-mile, 30-million-year-old, volcanic complex that erupted and intruded through rocks that are over one-billion years old. The rocks within the complex consist mostly of breccias, dikes, sills, and flows with minor amounts of fossil-bearing lake sediments, sandstones, conglomerates, and fresh-water limestone. The large variety of rocks and minerals make the location a gold miner’s dream.

Gold Mine Tours

Goldmine tours of Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company offer the chance to see giant haul trucks, shovels and drill rigs in action in the large surface mine between Victor and Cripple Creek. All proceeds from the tours go to the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum.


Cost: $8.50 per person
When: are Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day; Monday, Wednesday – Saturday; 10 AM & 1 PM
Where: Tours originate at the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum in Victor, CO

Reserve online or call (719) 689-4211. No children under the age of 5 allowed on tours. Closed-toed shoes are required – no exceptions!


Monday, Apr 19, 2021
Heavy snow (2–5 in.) in the evening and overnight.
High 56°
Low 24°
Chance of Rain 63%
Wind NE at 8 MPH
Tuesday, Apr 20, 2021
Foggy in the morning.
High 37°
Low 19°
Chance of Rain 46%
Wind NE at 5 MPH
Wednesday, Apr 21, 2021
Foggy overnight.
High 40°
Low 22°
Chance of Rain 45%
Wind SE at 6 MPH
Thursday, Apr 22, 2021
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
High 52°
Low 25°
Chance of Rain 37%
Wind S at 6 MPH
Friday, Apr 23, 2021
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
High 60°
Low 28°
Chance of Rain 25%
Wind NW at 4 MPH
Saturday, Apr 24, 2021
Clear throughout the day.
High 65°
Low 29°
Chance of Rain 5%
Wind SW at 7 MPH
Sunday, Apr 25, 2021
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
High 77°
Low 39°
Chance of Rain 1%
Wind SW at 7 MPH
Monday, Apr 26, 2021
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
High 76°
Low 40°
Chance of Rain 1%
Wind SW at 9 MPH