4 Perfect Days in the World's Greatest Gold Camp

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Take a tour of one the world's most magnificent gold camp districts. Learn about the rich history of Cripple Creek and Victor on this three-day itinerary.

Sustainability Activity
Help the Local Herd

Help care for the towns' donkeys by purchasing donkey treats at local stores.

Day
1
Lunch
Maggie's Restaurant
Omelettes, griddle specialties, salads, burgers, homestyle entrees and much more.
Activity
Do a Little Tour

Walk around the casinos and do a little shopping before you head off to dinner.

Dinner
The Steakhouse at Bronco Billy's

The Steakhouse offers an upscale dining experience with melt-in-your-mouth steaks, sumptuous seafood and delectable desserts. Try our tableside…

Activity
The Butte Theater

Cripple Creek's historic Butte Theater is home to the classic melodrama. Located in downtown Cripple Creek, Colorado.

Lodging
Carr Manor

First-class B&B. 1890s school restored in period decor. Historic Cripple Creek, Colorado.

Day
2
Breakfast
The Home Cafe

The Home Cafe is famous for their 49 cent breakfasts, great hamburgers, fresh, delicious sandwiches, salads, mouth-watering daily lunch specials.<…

Activity
Mollie Kathleen Mine

Get a hands-on look at the gold mining era with a tour inside one of the Cripple Creek-area's mines.  Don a hard hat and descend a thousand feet…

Lunch
The Crippled Cow
The Crippled Cow features wood-fired pizza made fresh on site. Wash it down with a refreshing Colorado craft brew.
Activity
Victor Lowell Thomas Museum

Two floors of artifacts, books, exhibits, photographs depicting the 1890s. Displays of memorabilia owned by famous journalist, author world…

Dinner
The Fortune Club

The Fortune Club Hotel is an 1899 Victor brothel that offers visitors a chance to stay in this historic establishment, offering 10 fully furnished…

Activity
Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad

A treat for railroad and history buffs, kids and the whole family.  Departing from an 1894 vintage depot, the brightly painted Cripple Creek &…

Lodging
The Black Monarch Hotel
In the breathtaking Colorado mining town of Victor, foliage gleams from mountain vistas. In the center of town stands a former casino and brothel,…
Day
3
Breakfast
Gold Camp Bakery

Bakery, cafe and deli. We do German and American baking, sandwiches, soups and special orders.

Activity
Outlaws & Lawmen Jail Museum

Housed in a red-brick building that served as the Teller County Jail for nearly 90 years, this historic Cripple Creek museum gives visitors an…

Lunch
The Double Down Deli
The deli inside the Double Eagle Hotel & Casino in Cripple Creek.
Activity
Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument
Petrified redwood stumps up to 14 feet wide and thousands of detailed fossils of insects and plants reveal the story of a very different, prehistoric…
Dinner
Pint & Platter
Featuring a menu of classic Pub fare, all-American choices, and even some Mexican dishes, McGills Pint & Platter is the only Irish pub in town, with…
Activity
Go Shopping

Hit up Bennett Avenue to walk off your food stupor and get a little last minute shopping in. Cheshire Cat Gift Shop is perfect for costume jewelry, Cripple Creek Candy and Variety store makes delectable fudge and 9494: Gifts with Altitude does one-of-a-kind seasonal gifts.

Lodging
Century Casino & Hotel Cripple Creek
Be sure to visit Century Casino Cripple Creek with state-of-the-art slot machines, exciting table games area and a top-rated hotel. The hotel's…
Day
4
Insider's Tip
Get on the Road

Drive about 57 miles south to the town of Florence for breakfast.

Breakfast
Aspen Leaf Bakery and Cafe
Our mission is to provide fast, friendly and consistent service to the town of Florence and any visitors along the way. We hope to provide delicious…
Activity
Walk Through Downtown Florence

Florence’s 20-block downtown is full of adorable buildings and numerous antique shops. Stop to see the historic Rialto Theater before heading out of town.

Insider's Tip
End Your Trip in Cañon City

Cañon City is a 20-minute drive from downtown Florence, so hop in your car and get to driving!

Lunch
Bunk House Burgers
Bunk House Burgers is a locally owned, family partnership that is proud of its ranching history.
Activity
Royal Gorge Bridge & Park

Royal Gorge Bridge & Park is open daily. Marvel at awe-inspiring panoramic views from one of the world's highest suspension bridges and enjoy more…

Dinner
Bridge View BBQ
Bridge View BBQ, where a whole smorgasbord of southern cooking is at your fingertips. Stop in for a cut of their brisket, delicious sammies, cheesy…
Lodging
Best Western Cañon City

Close to the Royal Gorge Bridge and the best river rafting in Colorado, our Canon City hotel provides a great location and spacious accommodations…