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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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Makes you feel like a kid again

Interesting and fun 4 mile round trip on an old steam engine train. The smell of coal burning was... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Kathy G
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Jacksonville, Florida
Great, but short, little train ride.

Best feature of this little railroad is the 1930 steam engine that pulls the open air cars out of... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Daniel F
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Winchester, KY, United States
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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 3 October 2017

Interesting and fun 4 mile round trip on an old steam engine train. The smell of coal burning was no problem to me but bothered my husband a little. Beautiful view of the valley from the top.

Thank Kathy G
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Best feature of this little railroad is the 1930 steam engine that pulls the open air cars out of Cripple creek up into the gold mining area and near the large remaining commercial mine. Trip is too short, but the cost was low appropriately. Fun...More

Thank Daniel F
Reviewed 23 September 2017 via mobile

Short ride along the gold mines path with good views of the town. The train leaves about every twenty minutes. The engineer, tour conductor provides a lot of information about the gold mines and the area in general. Trip is fun for children who love...More

Thank faycassi
Reviewed 17 September 2017

This is a great activity to do while in Cripple Creek on nice sunny day - perfect for all ages. The train travels through old and new mining operations and the conductor provides some interesting commentary describing the scenery. The only downside is once in...More

Thank juliemcp
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Drove from Colorado springs to take the railway with my family. Got there about 4:30pm; the website said that train would run until 6pm. However the building was closed up and no one in sight. Another disappointed family told me that the staff just decided...More

Thank Christian A
Reviewed 15 September 2017

It’s a narrow gauge 45-min train ride along cripple creek, provides scenic history of mining in the area. Nothing extra-ordinary, but a good outing for kids and family – if you’re in cripple creek. Sit in to glass enclosed coach to avoid charcoal debris of...More

Thank rutansh
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This is a rail ride of short duration, approximately 45 minutes. The train can get crowded so try to get there early for your desired departure time. There are two cars. One is enclosed with glass and the other is open. Make your choice according...More

Thank 409josephk
Reviewed 29 August 2017

This is a fun and informative ride on an old narrow gauge railroad. Do expect to learn a lot about mining in the area. Don't expect spectacular scenery-this is more about the history. Ride is only about 2 miles, but there are 3 stops along...More

Thank RLaurenceDavis
Reviewed 22 August 2017

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 18 August 2017

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
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