Located at the base of Pikes Peak is the historic mining town of Cripple Creek, Colorado. It is surrounded by majestic mountains and breathtaking scenic views. There are many historic attractions, exciting casinos, enjoyable dining, and lodging that make Cripple Creek the perfect destination.
More than 100 years ago the boom of the Gold Rush days put Cripple Creek on the map. More gold was extracted from Cripple Creek than from the California and Alaskan gold rushes combined. Tens of thousands sought their fortunes and that is still true today as many try their luck at any one of Cripple Creek's unique and Colorado-style casinos.
Enhance your experience by visiting the state-of-the-art Cripple Creek Heritage Center. It is complete with interactive displays for visitors of all ages. Learn firsthand about the rich mining history and current day gold mining. Don't miss the train ride on the Cripple Creek and Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad steam locomotive as it takes you into the historic mining district. Descend 1,000 ft. into the Mollie Kathleen mine; tour the Cripple Creek District Museum; get locked up in The Outlaws and Lawmen Jail Museum; and visit the Old Homestead House (Cripple Creek's famous brothel). For a sure crowd pleaser, attend a show at the historic Butte Opera House, with live theater entertainment at its finest!
Make Cripple Creek your next destination and see why we are considered the "World's Greatest Gold Camp."
4th Annual Cripple Creek Ice Fest - February
80th Annual Donkey Derby Days - June
4th of July Celebration
Salute to American Veterans - August
Cruise Above the Clouds Vintage Car Show and Fall Colors - September
Gold Camp Christmas - December