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!


Thursday, Apr 18, 2019
Partly cloudy until afternoon.
High 60°
Low 37°
Chance of Rain 11%
Wind at 6 MPH
Friday, Apr 19, 2019
Clear throughout the day.
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Chance of Rain 1%
Wind SW at 1 MPH
Saturday, Apr 20, 2019
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
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Chance of Rain 1%
Wind SW at 4 MPH
Sunday, Apr 21, 2019
Light rain starting in the evening.
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Chance of Rain 43%
Wind at 3 MPH
Monday, Apr 22, 2019
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
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Chance of Rain 74%
Wind NE at 6 MPH
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019
Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
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Chance of Rain 52%
Wind E at 4 MPH
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019
Clear throughout the day.
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Chance of Rain 3%
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Thursday, Apr 25, 2019
Partly cloudy starting in the afternoon.
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Chance of Rain 2%
Wind SW at 3 MPH