Cripple Creek played an integral role in the rich heritage of Colorado. The first homesteaders arrived here in the mid-1800s. In 1890, a ranch hand named Bob Womack discovered gold and Cripple Creek changed forever. By 1900, more than 50,000 people called the gold camp home. When the golden era ended in 1918, more than $300 million in gold had been mined in what would be the last great gold rush in North America. By the 1920s, only about 40 mines remained, but two decades later, in the 1940s, the town began to promote itself as a tourist destination, offering visitors a glimpse into the past. In 1991, the town was opened to limited-stakes gaming. Today, the venerable gold camp has reinvented itself as a full-service tourist destination, all the while preserving and showcasing its rich history.
The City of Cripple Creek has the been awarded a grant from CDOT for Realignment of the curve and a new pedestrian & bicycle trail on Teller 1. Travel will be impacted starting at Carr Ave and C Street to the Market. The project is currently advertising for bids with a projected start date of late May Early June with projected end date of October of 2017.
JOIN US IN KEEPING CRIPPLE CREEK CLEAN!
May 20th & 21st
9:00am – 3:00pm
Public Works Facility 207 County Road 89
This is reserved for City of Cripple Creek Residents ONLY!
Proof of Residency WILL be Required
Tires, Batteries, Electronics, Chemicals and Paint will NOT be allowed.
Large-type printed material of any city documents are available upon request.
337 E. Bennett Ave.
P.O. Box 430
Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Fax (719) 689-2774