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Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad

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Address: 5th St at E Bennett Ave, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
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+1 719-689-2640

A trip on the Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad, reveals...

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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So sad to see this wasn't open until May!

Saw the wonderful train station and the tracks, but it's closed for the season, so right now you can just take a peek at it while you're in Cripple Creek.

Reviewed 9 February 2017
Bernardo F
New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Saw the wonderful train station and the tracks, but it's closed for the season, so right now you can just take a peek at it while you're in Cripple Creek.

Thank Bernardo F
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

The train ride is about a 45 minute round trip and the conductor does make a few stops while providing commentary on the history on the goldmines and the surrounding area. The train is small, but there is a covered section for those who need some shelter from the cold. The ride up to the end provided awesome views especially... More 

Thank LilMonkeysTravel
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Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

A terrific trip of about 45 minutes on a narrow gauge steam railway. There are wonderful views and an excellent, knowledgeable commentary. If you enjoy steam railways this is definitely one not to be missed.

Thank Copsrule
Weatogue, Connecticut
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Very informative and a great way to see the area and learn about its history! Our conductor was knowledgeable and fun.

Thank Elle4868
Stillwater, Oklahoma
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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Very interesting. Lots of information. A beautiful day and we really enjoyed it. Recommend it to other tourist

Thank evelynmaesmith
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

A very limited train ride. There was very poor historic information provided. The scenic exposure was captivating, especially with the Fall colors. However, the touring was poor. anything positive could be gained with "on your own" exploring.

Thank Gary C
Gardners, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

I was sceptical of train ride because the steam locomotive is so small and painted up like an amusement park train but it is a real coal fired steam locomotive made in Germany. Tour guide made this trip. We went up the tracks, and guide explained gold mine sites we were seeing and some other sites.

Thank kaasfamily4
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Reviewed 21 September 2016

It was my wife and I. We are in our 50's and love nature and history of old towns like this. Our guide was Ryan and the cost was $30 for both of us. Ryan was great, energetic and possessed, from what I could tell, a great deal of information about the town and the gold mines in the area.... More 

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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our tour on the train ride which lasted about 45 minutes. The conductor was interesting as hed

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Lebanon, United States
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Reviewed 16 September 2016

We saw this had pretty good reviews and we all love trains so we went for a ride. This experience exceeded our expectations. It's really well done. The amount of history you get on this ride is worth the price of admission and you get a train ride on top. Our engineer really loved his job and made this experience... More 

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