Cripple Creek Travel Guide

Discover the historic mining town of Cripple Creek, located just a short drive outside of Colorado Springs. Play your luck at one of the many casinos, visit historic sites and museums, or get out and play in the mountains surrounding the small town. Use our Cripple Creek travel guide to plan your next trip!

Sitting at the base of Pike's Peak, Cripple Creek is home to many attractions and is a gateway to mountain adventures. Cripple Creek became a popular destination during the Gold Rush for those seeking to find fortune, and that past is still very much present in the region.


You can go on a tour of the many mines in the area, including the Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine and the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mine. Take a ride on the Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad to visit historic gold camps throughout the area. 


Interested in finding your own treasure? Cripple Creek is home to 11 casinos, including Johnny Nolon's Casino, Century Casino, Bronco Billy's Casino, Colorado Grande Casino, Wildwood Casino, and more. Most of the casinos here are located on a stretch of 5th Street right in the center of town. Spend your day at one or hop along to visit them all!