Fun for the entire family! A 45-minute trip through the gold mining district, an exciting journey on the Cripple Creek and Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad, is a scenic adventure into yesteryear.... backward in time to the lusty pioneer days of railroading during its greatest era. It is a spectacular trip of beautiful colors and fascinating experiences... the old steam engine with its pillaring smoke, sounds of steam and working steel... all the effects familiar to the hardy miners who rode the Midland Terminal roadbed when Cripple Creek District's population approached over 50,000.
The Cripple Creek and Victor Railroad departs from the old Midland Terminal Depot, located at the head of Bennett avenue in Cripple Creek. The locomotive is a 15 ton iron horse of the 0-4-0 type typical of the early day steam engines so important to the winning of the west. The track goes south out of Cripple Creek, past the old Midland Terminal Wye over a reconstructed trestle, past many historic mines and terminates near the deserted mining camp of Anaconda, then returns back to Cripple Creek. A FOUR MILE ROUND TRIP: This unique four mile round trip includes an interesting and educational narration on the rich history only a dynamic gold town could produce. Also stops for special points of interest, impressive photo spots, and Echo valley. You will enjoy every minute of the ride and will have a better knowledge of this world famous town....CRIPPLE CREEK.