ADVENTURE IN CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADO
Florissant Fossil Beds
Beneath a grassy mountain valley in central Colorado lies one of the richest and most diverse fossil deposits in the world at the Florissant Fossil Beds. Petrified redwood stumps up to 14 feet wide and thousands of detailed fossils, insects and plants reveal the story of a very different, prehistoric Colorado. The Florissant Fossil Beds is the perfect family friendly and kid friendly trip for you and your loved ones. They also host many other events that are open to the public.
Trails of Gold
Trails of Gold is a hike and bike through time on a series of trails within historic gold mining country. The Trails of Gold is a network of trails that will take you through different historic sites in the gold camp. Here you’ll be able to find the most popular hiking trails in the Victor and Cripple Creek area, with little hints of the old gold mining history on your path. Also visit our blog post on more hiking to be done in Cripple Creek, here!
CRIPPLE CREEK WHITE WATER RAFTING
Cripple Creek is proud to recommend Echo Canyon River Expeditions on the nearby Arkansas River for white water rafting tours. From extreme white water rafting to calm family floats, Echo Canyon builds one-of-a-kind river rafting adventures. Since 1978, they’ve been the most trusted Colorado white water rafting outfitter. Regardless of your rafting comfort level or who you’ll be floating through the Royal Gorge with, your adventure will be unforgettable.
Book Here or call 800-755-3246
CRIPPLE CREEK ON HORSEBACK
Horseback riding at the M Lazy C Ranch in nearby Lake George puts guests in the boots of a cowboy on a journey through Colorado’s pristine wilderness. Whether guests only have time for an hour ride, or time to spend a couple of hours or days on the range, they are treated to the timeless views of Pikes Peak and the Rocky Mountains that have humbled Native Americans, explorers, settlers, cowboys, and ranch guests for generations.
Cripple Creek has just partnered with High Country Excursions to be the Jeep tour guide of the region. They have eight tours that are perfect for families and guests visiting Cripple Creek, and all are available seven days a week, year round.
Book here or call 719-761-4100 or 303-204-4950
7 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily
- Cripple Creek and Victor Historic Mining Tour
- Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center
- 11 Mile Canyon
- 11 Mile Reservoir
- The Pikes Peak Highway/Summit Tour
- Quartz Mine Excursion
- Lake Manitou Excursion
- Gold and Gems Excursion
Less than 20 miles away from Cripple Creek, cruise scenic destinations in the open air with Great Outdoors Adventures! This company out of Woodland Park, CO provides you with off-road, on-road and e-bike options to help you explore more the areas you love in Pikes Peak.
Book here or call 719-686-6816
Rental Options Include:
- E-Bikes – Starting at $20
- Slingshots – Starting at $192
- OHVs – Starting at $250
WORLD-CLASS MOUNTAIN AND ROAD BIKING
Meandering country roads, state parks, national forest trails and regional parks all offer biking adventures. Some of the best mountain bike rides are on the local trail system which includes Hoosier and Vindicator trails. The paved roads between Divide, Cripple Creek, Florissant and Victor provide miles of scenic pedaling as well. Bikers of all abilities and skill levels will enjoy the variety of terrain offered on the area’s trails and historic roadbeds. See more great biking trails in our blog post, here.
Cripple Creek on Four Wheels
Cripple Creek is located on a National Scenic Byway called the Gold Belt Tour Scenic and Historic Byway. The Gold Belt Tour follows historic railroad and stagecoach routes and features hundreds of historic gold mines and a wealth of dinosaur and fossil discoveries, some of the most important finds in North America. Wildlife is abundant in the region, so watch for elk, mule deer, bighorn sheep and an occasional black bear. The captivating scenery along the Gold Belt Tour Scenic and Historic Byway and many other area roadways will provide a day of relaxing auto touring.
Mountain View Adventure Park BMX Track
Bike away on this unique mountain track located a little past the Cripple Creek Public Works Facility on County Road 89. This free track offers challenging BMX excitement. Each Fall a BMX race and Big Air Competition are held. The track is free and open for use year-round, weather permitting. You can find more information on the Mountain View BMX Track right here.
Mueller State Park
Mueller State Park is located in Divide, Colorado and not far from Cripple Creek. There you’ll find 55 miles of amazing hiking and biking trails, fishing galore, hunting, horseback riding and camping options year round. Mueller State Park covers over 5,000 acres of land and if family and kid-friendly! Mueller State Park is not far from town if you need to pick up a select few items for your journey. We recommend getting in touch with Mueller State Park to get more information about park passes, fishing and hunting licenses, and any other general questions.
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