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Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad

5th St at E Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
+1 719-689-2640
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A trip on the Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad, reveals scenic wonders around every curve as century-old steam locomotive transports you back to the gold mining days of Cripple Creek & Victor, Colorado. A treat for railroad and history buffs, kids and the whole family.The locomotive is a 15 ton iron horse of the 0-4-0 type typical of the early day steam engines so important to the winning of the west. The track goes south out of Cripple Creek, past the old Midland Terminal Wye over a reconstructed trestle, past many historic mines and terminates near the deserted mining camp of Anaconda, then returns back to Cripple Creek.Trains leave every 40 minutes from mid-May thru mid-October from our 1894 depot and gift shop at the head of historic Bennett Avenue in Cripple Creek. See our annual schedule.Take this is spectacular 45-minute trip of beautiful colors and fascinating experiences… the old steam engine with its pillaring smoke, sounds of steam and working steel… all the effects familiar to the hardy miners who rode the Midland Terminal roadbed when Cripple Creek District’s population approached over 50,000.This unique four-mile round- trip includes an interesting and educational narration on the rich history only a dynamic gold town could produce. Also stops for special points of interest, impressive photo spots, and Echo valley.Handicap and Wheelchair Accommodation is provided with assistance from our staff, please call for specific arrangements.You will enjoy every minute of the ride and will have a better knowledge of this world famous town….Cripple Creek, Colorado.
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5th St at E Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
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Reviewed yesterday

I've enjoyed this train trip on numerous occasions over the years with family and friends. It is a great historical experience. Well worth the time and cost.

Thank David K
Reviewed 5 days ago

The railway runs along the old Cripple Creak to Canyon City main line, which was pulled up in the mid 20th century. It now runs old narrow gauge steam trains with one open and one closed carriage. The line passes the spot where the discoverer...More

Thank Karroobex
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We had three kids (12,7,1) and grandparents with us, and we all enjoyed the train ride. Echo valley was our favorite part. Highly recommended!

Thank Audra R
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the train ride, it was very educational. So much history in this town. We purchased the popcorn for the kids they enjoyed taking it on the train. All the staff was super friendly! The prices in the gift shop were very reasonable after...More

Thank AmberCRIA81
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great stop in Cripple Creek! It is a narrow gauge railroad. We were able to sit right behind the engine and see the coal shoveled in and the hot fire inside. Kids loved it! The train travels up the mountain and the...More

Thank kansasmom125
Reviewed 1 week ago

Reasonable price, spectacular scenery, knowledgeable crew. A bumpy ride, as you might expect, but not a bad way to kill 45 minutes if you're already in Cripple Creek.

Thank Jim K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's up the mountain almost an hour from town. This took us a little by surprise, but it was worth the drive. Our kids - 3 and 5 - loved it. It's a quaint old mining town and there were a lot of engaged citizens...More

Thank BFDStein
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The train ride is out and back, 45 minutes. It stops in several places to let you look out at views. The conductor gives a good history of the area. We had a good time. I recommend bringing a coat as the weather changed pretty...More

Thank magaggiemay
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We set out to explore the local town of Cripple Creek, CO and our first stop in that town was the Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad. The train ride was $15 PP. I enjoyed the ride through the forest of Aspen trees and...More

Thank Sandra F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed the train. It was a lot shorter than I anticipated. My kids loved it. All under 12 years. You do get a nice view of the gold mine and surrounding area. I would skip it if you don't have children. The staff was...More

Thank Esnive1
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