Historic Events

Sometimes we don’t go back far. The Cruise Above the Clouds Car Show, for instance, goes back to the mid-20th century for its dazzling display of vintage vehicles. Others, such as Mt. Pisgah Speaks Cemetery Tour, will go back over a century so you can meet the characters who played significant parts in the history of Cripple Creek. Cripple Creek’s premier summer event, Donkey Derby Days, has become a piece of history in and of itself as it enters its 85th year. Here’s the lowdown on all the historic events in Cripple Creek:

Cripple Creek Ghostwalks

  The Cripple Creek District Museum is pleased to announce the return of their famous Ghost Walks!  Join local historians on a trip back in time through downtown Cripple Creek as they tell about our residents who have “never left.”  Learn the legends and lore, with a little history thrown in for fun.  Meet at the … Read more

24th Annual Salute to American Veterans Rally & 29th Annual POW/MIA Recognition Ride

  The City of Cripple Creek welcomes the Salute to American Veterans Rally August 19 – 21, 2016 for a show-stopping, patriotic display that recognizes our nation’s finest. Join us on Saturday for an impressive parade and the 29th Annual POW/MIA Recognition Ride – Colorado’s largest procession of motorcycles. POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony POW/MIA Recognition Ride … Read more

Mt. Pisgah Speaks Cemetery Tour

History and the ghosts from the past come to life during the annual “Mt. Pisgah Speaks Cemetery Tour.” The Gold Camp Victorian Society, dedicated to the preservation of the history of Cripple Creek, hosts this unique tour, which is complete with character reenactments at different locations through the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Visitors will learn about … Read more

Top of the World Rodeo

The Wild West Has Never Been Wilder! The City of Cripple Creek has a long history of rodeo, including an indoor rodeo in the early 1900s. In an effort to revive that grand tradition of rodeo sports, The City of Cripple Creek proudly presents the 2017 Top of the World Rodeo–the highest elevation rodeo in the world … Read more

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