Are you itching to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and escape to the Rocky Mountains? It’s tough to find a better destination than the quaint mountain town of Cripple Creek! With tons of unique local attractions, gambling opportunities, and places to stay, Cripple Creek is a fantastic getaway destination for any day of the week.
Check out what makes our cozy town distinctive from others in Colorado and why you should make it the next place on your list for a weekend getaway or a daytrip with friends.
Discover Historic Attractions
Step back into Colorado’s rich past in this significant mountain town. Cripple Creek’s been around for over 150 years and as the site for the last and greatest mining boom in the state, this town has seen a great deal of change over the years. Whether you’re a history enthusiast or not, there’s plenty of historic sites worth visiting and learning from, including:
- The Mollie Kathleen Gold Mine – Descend over 1,000 feet below ground to learn all about the gold mining experience.
- The Old Homestead House – Built in 1896, this homestead was the most famous brothel in town and has been restored for educating tourists.
- The Cripple Creek District Museum – Originally the Midland Railroad Terminal, this museum has preserved the rich history of the area since 1953.
Experience Scenic Activities
If you’re not a history buff, there’s a plethora of fun things to explore and experience in Cripple Creek. Just to name a few, be sure to check out the:
- Cripple Creek and Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad
- Ice Castles (for a limited time)
- Cripple Creek Donkeys
- Multiple scenic drives and byways surrounding the town
- Tons of hiking trails in and around Mueller State Park
Play at One of the Many Casinos
Many people escape to Cripple Creek solely for gambling fun, and it’s easy to see why. Along historic Bennett Avenue, you’ll find nine different casinos that have tons of exciting games to offer. For instance, at the Double Eagle Hotel & Casino, you can play over 400 different slots and video poker games. And when you’re done playing for the night, you can retire to your room upstairs at one of the best places to stay in Cripple Creek.
If you’re feeling lucky and looking for an evening of excitement, you’ll find what you’re searching for in Cripple Creek, Colorado.
It’s a Quick and Easy Drive
There’s no shortage of scenic places to visit in Colorado, but many of them like Aspen, Steamboat Springs, and Buena Vista are hours away from metro areas along the Front Range. That’s not the case with Cripple Creek!
Our historic town is just an hour’s drive from Colorado Springs. That means even when there’s traffic, you can leave the city by 5 o’clock and still experience a full evening in Cripple Creek. If you’re coming from Pueblo, we’re just an hour and a half away and nearly two hours from Denver.
Visit Double Eagle: One of the Top Places to Stay in Cripple Creek
Whether you’re planning a weekend excursion with friends or need a quick escape from the grind, you can always find a room at the Double Eagle Hotel and Casino. With 158 different lodging options, on-site dining, and exhilarating gambling options, it’s tough to find a better place to stay in Cripple Creek than the Double Eagle.
Reserve your room at the Double Eagle Hotel and Casino today and enjoy a truly restorative stay away from the big cities.