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Vindicator Valley Trail

Road 81, Victor, CO
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A HIGHLIGHT of our Cripple Creek visit!

We loved this trail and all the history we got to explore. Two of us are photographers and we were... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2017
Arlington, Texas
via mobile
Awesome exploration of old mine shafts

Spent about two hours here. There are a lot of old abandoned mine shafts that you can get up close... read more

Reviewed 6 July 2017
Owasso, Oklahoma
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“gold mines” (2 reviews)
Road 81, Victor, CO
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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

We loved this trail and all the history we got to explore. Two of us are photographers and we were able to complete the trail at a leisurely pace in 2 1/2 hours, stopping to read placards and take many photos. If you enjoy history,...More

1  Thank Texasmom04
Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

Spent about two hours here. There are a lot of old abandoned mine shafts that you can get up close and personal with. Be careful if you decide to explore off the trail to the mine shafts since they are not re-enforced. Explore at your...More

Thank jnathanschell
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic gem. Walk the trail around the abandoned mines of the scenic valley. Read the trail map so you don't miss any of the hike. My friends tried to wimp out on me and take a shortcut back to the car but I...More

1  Thank Marysland
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Depending on the route you take, it can be a leasurely stroll or a good work out. You wander through the mines of the late 1800's - early 1900's. Old Miners homes & lots of Headframes are scattered through the area. You get to see...More

1  Thank Meagen H
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Easy hike to mine for small children or Elders. Interesting area but travel at your own risk stay on trail warnings there for a reason.

1  Thank Sheila O
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

If you like poking around in old buildings and/or learning about mining history, this is a great stop! The trail is a 2 mile loop; it took us about 2 1/2 hours to complete it, but we were taking our time, nosing around in the...More

1  Thank Mellisa H
Reviewed 23 July 2016

This loop hike on gravel was well marked and highlighted with multiple abandoned gold mines in a 2 miles. In addition to mines there was an abandoned house, old explosive storage buildings and tons of history. This was a little strenuous to me due to...More

1  Thank Mike R
Reviewed 22 September 2015

This is one of my favorite places in Teller County because I love history. And on this trail, history is right there in front of me. The 2-mile(ish) loop trail is extremely well maintained, wide with crushed gravel to walk on. The real gems on...More

1  Thank Thomas A
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Nice trail and availability to be able to photograph this old mine and at the trailhead there is an information box with literature in it describing the area. Victor has quite a few mines you can drive around to. I would be attentive and obey...More

Thank rmr3599
Reviewed 25 August 2014

This is a two mile hike that is a loop trail that goes by many old mines in the Gold Field mining district. As one reviewer said, bring water - the sun feels strong at this elevation. There are various story boards along the way...More

Thank randisbrown
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