Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek, a historic mining and gambling town with restored old west buildings, is surrounded by the Colorado mountains where adventure awaits.

Take a jeep tour of the most sensational historical and geological areas in Southern Colorado, hop on your mountain bike and ride the Hoosier and Vindicator trails, or rent an off-road vehicle and explore Cripple Creek’s backcountry.

For something more low-key, check out the Florissant Fossil Beds, one of the richest and most diverse fossil deposits in the world, visit Mueller State Park, boat Skaguay Reservoir, or hike Trails of Gold, a network of trails that take you through different historic sites in a gold camp.

The Old West lives on in Cripple Creek. Experience it all on the Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad, at the Cripple Creek District Museum, the Cripple Creek Jail Museum, the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, and more.

Get your game face on in one of Cripple Creek’s state-of-the-art casinos, which offer dozens of ways to win big. Off-track betting, roulette, table games, video poker, and slot machines create the kind of gaming action that keeps you on the edge of your seat.

Cripple Creek also has a very long history of live theater beginning with the town’s origins in 1892. From Classic Melodramas to Broadway Best Sellers and everything in between, some of the best professional theater in the west is right here, at the ambiance-filled Butte Theater in Cripple Creek.