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American Eagles Overlook and Historic Mine

Victor, CO
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Too Bad It's Closed

The most amazing views in the area were from this overlook. When Newmont Mining came in & bought... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
Meagen H
Such fantastic views@

Some super fantastic views of the mountains and the mining areas and rock formations all around the... read more

Reviewed 9 February 2017
Bernardo F
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

The most amazing views in the area were from this overlook. When Newmont Mining came in & bought the mine, they closed it down due to safety issues. it will be missed.

1  Thank Meagen H
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Some super fantastic views of the mountains and the mining areas and rock formations all around the area. Definitely worth a drive through for the views.

Thank Bernardo F
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I have visited this site multiple times and always enjoy it. The views of the modern mining area are great and the history of this old mining site just oozes out. It's the real deal pretty much as it was abandoned. A great place to...More

1  Thank KenBColorado
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

We tried to visit this when we did the Vindicator Valley Trail in Victor, CO. The Unfortunately, we came to a sign saying the overlook is permanently closed. Other sights in Victor are worthwhile still!!

1  Thank Mellisa H
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Very sad to see this iconic site closed by the new owners of the mine! It WAS a great place to see the excavation of the mine - particularly to see the old mine shafts in the wall of the strip mine.

2  Thank Susanne L
Reviewed 16 October 2015

Awe inspiring view of the mountains and this mining operation. The old mining equipment was great, and makes you wonder how they made this stuff back in the 1880's. Worth the time, great view and awesome mountain view.

1  Thank Philip Q
Reviewed 12 October 2015

What a wonderful view, there is no other like it, but if you want to see, you better do it soon. American Eagle Co is going to close the view point for further mining.

1  Thank HainesRoad
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Best experienced on a weekday to ensure seeing mining operations underway ! The first overlook is absolutely awesome - on par almost with the Grand Canyon. Late September, when the mountains are cloaked with golden Aspens, is the best time to see !

1  Thank Jean B
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Travel up past the entrance to the Vindicator Mine Trail outside of Victor to the check-in shack, and head up the winding road to the highest mining exhibit in the area. If you're not handicapped, park in the lower parking area and walk up the...More

1  Thank Thomas A
Reviewed 15 September 2015

It took me some time to find it but finally got there. The overlook of the mine was amazing. The abandoned mines along the trail are really worth checking out.

1  Thank Qian S
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