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Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad

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A trip on the Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad, reveals scenic wonders around every curve as century-old steam locomotive transports you back to the gold mining days of Cripple Creek & Victor, Colorado. A treat for railroad and history...more
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5th St at E Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Only a small short outfit, but interesting none the less. The informative commentary was given by the engineer, who had quite a lot to do! You learn a lot about the history of the town, it’s goldmines and stories. There is a glimpse at one...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Loz97
Reviewed 3 November 2018

The Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad isn't as celebrated or as functional as the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad but it gives passengers a very good idea of what transportation was all about during the Colorado Gold Rush Days of the 1890s,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

Maybe the shortest run on my trip but quite worthwhile as one gets quite up close and personal with a goodly number of gold mines in the Cripple Creek and Victor area, although only a tiny fraction of the purported 3000! Two miles each way...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Kairho1
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

The fall leaves where beautiful I took the train the last 2 weekends and really enjoyed it. I would recommend it to friends.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cwbeck
Reviewed 14 October 2018

This was a good train ride for learning about the Gold Rush and the Gold Mining history in the Cripple Creek area. It will give you a brief view of the valley. It is great if you have little children who haven't been on a...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LivinTheAdventure
Reviewed 14 October 2018

What a wonderful way to see and hear about the mining days of Cripple Creek. You will travel past abandoned mines, along with prospector's mines. There are beautiful views as you travel in the open cars of the train.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Marcia H
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

This was an awesome experience for us! We took our 8 month old and it was the perfect amount of time to be out. The fall colors were beautiful, the tour was interesting and the engineer was entertaining. It is a charming experience.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mrsrosty
Reviewed 3 October 2018 via mobile

The train took us all the way to one of the active mines passing other mines that have been abandoned. The conductor gave us lots of information without the usual rehearsed jokes. Well worth 40 minutes out of your life but suggestion, take an outside...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MB232
Reviewed 27 September 2018

The old mining town of Cripple Creek is worth visiting and the history of the place is fascinating. They do have a casino, like some other old towns do, but there are other things to occupy your time, like museums, tours of gold mines and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Glen K
Reviewed 18 September 2018

The train looks to the kids like Thomas the train! It is a steam train too. The ride takes you through old gold mine and the engineer gives a detailed report of the area. The gift shop had very nice reasonably priced items for sale....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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selmarob
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Cripple Creek is on top of a mountain, reachable only by a relatively narrow and winding shelf road. Nearest available standard transport service is probably Colorado Springs. Some of the casino/hotels may run shuttles... More
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