Want to take a walk in the footsteps of history? Strike it RICH with Cripple Creek’s local community parks and trails. Short history walks and trails within the city limits give you the opportunity to get up close and personal with some of Colorado’s best hiking and outdoor adventures.
Cripple Creek Parks & Recreation
Visit our City Park or Mountain View Adventure Park. Enjoy one of the many amenities we have to offer. Choose from Disc Golf, a 2.5K Trail, Sledding Hill, Dog Park, BMX biking, skatepark, multi-use court or one of our playgrounds. Or, you can simply pack a lunch and enjoy the fresh mountain air at one of our Picnic Shelters.
Cripple Creek City Hall
Cripple Creek is a former gold mining camp located 44 miles (71 km) southwest of Colorado Springs near the base of Pikes Peak. The City Hall building of Cripple Creek is located in the Historic District, which received National Historic Landmark status in 1961, includes part or all of the city and the surrounding area. Today, Cripple Creek is considered part of the Colorado Springs, CO Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Mountain View Adventure Park
Thanks to help from the Colorado Lottery and the City of Cripple Creek, the Mountain View Adventure Park has become a fun outdoor meeting place for those who love soaking up the sun’s rays in Cripple Creek. The adventure park offers a variety of wonderful features that welcome everyone and also encourages them to step outside and enjoy the outdoors.
Mt. Pisgah Cemetery
The cemetery is located on the eastern slope of Mount Pisgah, overlooking Cripple Creek to the east. In 1890, gold was found in the Cripple Creek region, and soon the district’s population swelled to more than 30,000. Land for this 40-acre public cemetery was donated in 1895, by Horace W. Bennett and Julius A. Myers of Denver to the Mount Pisgah Cemetery Association. It’s said they considered the hilly tract unsuitable for pasture or residential use and thus “unsalable”. The earliest marked burial is that of James Gozad, who died May 11, 1892.
Newmont Mine Tours
Tours of Newmont’s Cripple Creek & Victor Mine offer the chance to see giant haul trucks, shovels and drill rigs in action in the large surface mine between Victor and Cripple Creek. All proceeds from the tours are donated to the Victor Thomas Lowell Museum as part of Newmont’s community support program.
Victor Parks & Recreation
The City of Victor owns and operates a variety of popular, public parks and facilities. Many are available for public use – visit our website or call (719) 689-2284 for more information.