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The Cripple Creek & Victor Gold mine has been purchased by a new owner. They have decided that crossing one of their busy haul routes was too dangerous so they permanently closed the access to the over look. Too bad, it was one of the...More
The giant open pit mine closed the Overlook about a year ago. Thankfully we've been there several times before. The mine and structures up on top near the Overlook are inaccessible as well. Have many pictures of my kids playing up there when they were...More
I have visited this site multiple times and always enjoy it. The views of the modern mining area are great and the history of this old mining site just oozes out. It's the real deal pretty much as it was abandoned. A great place to...More
We tried to visit this when we did the Vindicator Valley Trail in Victor, CO. The Unfortunately, we came to a sign saying the overlook is permanently closed. Other sights in Victor are worthwhile still!!
Awe inspiring view of the mountains and this mining operation. The old mining equipment was great, and makes you wonder how they made this stuff back in the 1880's. Worth the time, great view and awesome mountain view.
Best experienced on a weekday to ensure seeing mining operations underway ! The first overlook is absolutely awesome - on par almost with the Grand Canyon. Late September, when the mountains are cloaked with golden Aspens, is the best time to see !