CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADO
Welcome to Cripple Creek, a historic gambling and mining town that’s one of the most dynamic and scenic tourism destinations in Colorado. The grandly restored Old West brick buildings along Bennett Avenue, surrounded by majestic mountains, boast nine unique state-of-the-art casinos, as well as great restaurants, shops, and hotels.
Cripple Creek is designated as National Historic Landmark. The last great gold rush began in Cripple Creek in 1890 and thousands of prospectors came to the region. Before long a man by the name of Winfield Scott Stratton located the famous Independence Lode, one of the largest gold strikes in history. Mining is still ongoing today in the area, and the Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Cripple Creek is a lunch stop on the Southern Colorado Motorcycle Tour and participants will eat lunch at Maggie’s Restaurant. There will be time during the stop at Cripple Creek to explore the main street area and try your hand at some of the casinos.