4/5 - Good
Verified travelerOct 15, 2019
Very fun place for a few days. Quite and clean.
The city of Cripple Creek is a former gold mining camp at the foot of Pikes Peak. The picturesque place sits in a valley and is surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. Explore the spectacular scenery and relive the past in Cripple's Creek's museums and historical attractions.
Toward the end of the 19th century, gold discoveries in Cripple Creek heralded the start of last great Colorado gold rush. Now, the allure of the abandoned mines attracts thousands of visitors every year. Visit the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine and journey 1,000 feet (305 meters) underground to see gold veins, ride an air powered train along a mine rail and look at old mining equipment.
To learn more about the Cripple Creek’s mining heritage go to Victor's Gold Camp Ag & Mining Museum. If you want to discover more about the city’s past, listen to tales of infamous outlaws of the Wild West at the Cripple Creek Jail Museum. Climb inside original cells, study police logs from the 1890s and read original newspaper stories about the lawless. The darker side of Cripple Creek’s early years are explored in the Old Homestead House Museum, once one of the town's numerous brothels.
See some of the city's natural attractions with a ride on the Cripple Creek and Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad. A steam-powered locomotive takes you on a 4-mile (6.5-kilometer) round-trip into the Rocky Mountains, past abandoned mines.
Hikers and bikers can explore the area’s many trails, including the Gold Camp Trail. Bring your camera for the wildlife spotting opportunities. Among the animals that can be seen in the terrain around the city are mountain lions, mule deer, elks, black bears, coyotes and raccoons.
Cripple Creek also has many attractions to keep you entertained in the evening. Dine in a candle-lit restaurant, watch a show at the Butte Theater and try your luck at one of the casinos.
Cripple Creek is approximately 40 miles (64 kilometers) west of Colorado Springs. Leave some time in your stay to look at its sister city of Victor. The mining town is a short drive away and features many late 19th-century structures.
Casinos, Historical Buildings and Rivers
Step back in time and learn more about local history with a stop at Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine in Cripple Creek. Stroll along the riverfront or visit the casinos in the area.
Get a taste for the Colorado landscape as you explore this huge city park on your own or during a guided bus or Segway tour.
Enjoy a free tour of the military campus where young men and women are trained to be officers in the United States Air Force.
The second-most visited mountain in the world is an easy day trip from Colorado’s capital.
Go on a subterranean adventure to explore caves, caverns and rock formations that are hundreds of millions of years old.
Thrill to the awesome scenery, hiking trails and wildlife spotting opportunities in the rugged foothills of a mountain.
Our most popular Jeep tour, this historic sight-seeing adventure is a great way to enjoy the Pikes Peak region!!! Our entertaining and informative cowboy guides take you through time along the foothills of Pikes Peak, highlighting scenery and some of Colorado Springs’ most famous historical sights.
This Pikes Peak Tour is a great way to explore what our beautiful state has to offer. You will experience some of the most breath taking views in Colorado, walk through the historic Manitou Springs, and have the opportunity to walk around the stunning Garden of the Gods and visit America's Mountain.
Alpenglow is a breath-taking sight from our hot air balloons as we fly serenely in the wake of the Rocky Mountain Front Range at sunrise. From the Spanish Peaks to Longs Peak, this is where the deer and the antelope play.
Soar high above the foothills of historic Manitou Springs at the foot of Pikes Peak!!! You will indulge in excitement and spectacular vistas while ziplining over our stunning alpine canyon!!! Perched atop Gregory Gulch, our beautiful natural-terrain course features five ziplines, varying in length from 225 feet to 650 feet.
A great way to experience one of nature's greatest treasures: Garden of the Gods!!! This tour includes sights such as South and North Gateway Rocks, Kissing Camels, Three Graces, Sleeping Giant, Park Overlook, and Praying Hands.
Learn how to cook the most delicious homemade recipes. Authentic Mexican cuisine. 100% hands-on. We cook, we drink, we relax, we even dance and have lots of fun! Sample Menu • Mole Poblano - Mexican signature dish with over 20 ingredients! Chillies, Mexican chocolate, nuts, spices and vegetables.
Verified travelerAug 26, 2019
take a drive down Phantom pass or Shelf creek road, absolutely breathtaking. Cripple Creek is an annual trip, love it there.