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American Eagles Overlook and Historic Mine

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Address: Victor, CO
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Too Bad It's Closed

The most amazing views in the area were from this overlook. When Newmont Mining came in & bought the mine, they closed it down due to safety issues. it will be missed.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The most amazing views in the area were from this overlook. When Newmont Mining came in & bought the mine, they closed it down due to safety issues. it will be missed.

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Thank Meagen H
New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 702 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

Some super fantastic views of the mountains and the mining areas and rock formations all around the area. Definitely worth a drive through for the views.

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Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

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 ponder the folks that struggled to work the mine. I often wonder if some day... More 

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1 Thank KenBColorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

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!!

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1 Thank Mellisa H
Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2016

Very sad to see this iconic site closed by the new owners of the mine! It WAS a great place to see the excavation of the mine - particularly to see the old mine shafts in the wall of the strip mine.

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2 Thank Susanne L
Florence, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2015

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.

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1 Thank Philip Q
Waynesville, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2015

What a wonderful view, there is no other like it, but if you want to see, you better do it soon. American Eagle Co is going to close the view point for further mining.

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1 Thank HainesRoad
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 September 2015

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 !

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1 Thank Jean B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Travel up past the entrance to the Vindicator Mine Trail outside of Victor to the check-in shack, and head up the winding road to the highest mining exhibit in the area. If you're not handicapped, park in the lower parking area and walk up the railroad tie stairs to the top of the hill. When you get there, you can... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 15 September 2015

It took me some time to find it but finally got there. The overlook of the mine was amazing. The abandoned mines along the trail are really worth checking out.

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