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4 Perfect Days in the World's Greatest Gold Camp

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

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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 guacamole…

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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 below…

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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 traveler,…

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dinner

1899 Mining Claim Saloon

Grab some onion rings, a cheeseburger, green chili and sip on a refreshing brew in a cozy atmosphere.

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 & Victor…

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, renovated…

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 taste…

lunch

Baja Billy's Restaurant & Cantina

No need to go south of the border to get fresh Mexican food - you're sure to enjoy the fresh-made fajitas, burritos, fish tacos, beans and more. Cozy…

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,…

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,…

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 spacious…

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…

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…

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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…

activity

Royal Gorge Route Railroad

Step aboard the to embark upon a breathtaking journey that began 140 years ago. Like a bar-room brawl on wheels, two companies vied for the route and…

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. Canon…

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