Heritage Center: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Average Time

3 to 5 hours


From Colorado Springs, head west and enjoy one of the prettiest drives through the winding Colorado countryside. As you drive down into the valley that houses this old west mining town, it’ll be love at first sight. Mines, trains, museums, casinos, shops, and theaters, Cripple Creek is a hidden gem you can’t miss! Did we mention you might spot a donkeys roaming the streets? You may just capture the most epic selfie ever.

ProTip, if you are visiting during the fall months, you’ll experience the Aspen trees in full color change. Reds, oranges, and yellows ll the town, leaving a magical unforgettable experience.


Absolutely! Cripple Creek has numerous attractions such as the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine, Cripple Creek and Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad, Heritage Center, and Butte Theater AS WELL as beautiful scenic views and hikes! The list goes on and on!
From central Colorado Springs, the drive is typically 35-40 minutes depending on traffic.
The last weekend in September is typically when the changing leaves are at their peak!
This historic museum gives visitors a taste of the shadier side of life in the World’s Greatest Gold Camp, along with a glimpse into the lives of the lawmen charged with keeping the peace.
Our biggest event is the Cripple Creek Ice Fest! Come check out amazing Ice sculptures around February. Several sculptures are made just for the kiddos, with ice slides, mazes, and carnival-like games. The grown kids can enjoy the ice bar complete with liquor luge, for some extra icy goodness. You can see a complete list of events here.


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