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.
|City of Cripple Creek COVID Update Posted 01-19-21|
Teller County COVID-19 Testing Sites and Schedule CLICK HERE
♦MOST OFFICES WILL MAINTAIN MINIMAL STAFFING DURING THIS CLOSURE AND APPOINTMENTS ARE REQUIRED FOR CONDUCTING BUSINESS WITH STAFF. PLEASE CALL AHEAD.
♣UTILITY PAYMENTS CAN BE DROPPED OFF AT CITY HALL THROUGH THE DOOR SLOT OR MADE VIA PHONE AT 689-2502.
♥TRANSIT SHUTTLES WILL NOT BE RUNNING.
♠CITY COUNCIL MEETINGS WILL BE CONDUCTED ENTIRELY ONLINE VIA ZOOM – PLEASE VISIT THE MEETINGS PAGE FOR THE PACKETS AND MEETING LINKS; VIDEOS ARE POSTED ONLINE AT YOUTUBE.
QUESTIONS CAN BE ADDRESSED TO CITY HALL AT 689-2502.
COLORADO EXPOSURE NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
COVID-19 TESTING SITES SCHEDULE (Linked Back to Teller County Site Updated Daily)
|Teller County, the City of Cripple Creek and the City of Victor have developed a series of 3 mini-grants to support all physical business / nonprofit locations in Teller County impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Locations include Cripple Creek, Victor, Florissant, Divide, Unincorporated Teller County not to exclude Woodland Park businesses. Available funding for these grants totals $400,000. Grants are available based on actual documentation of expenditures or loss. Click on the photo to visit the Grant Program website.|
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337 E. Bennett Ave.
P.O. Box 430
Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Fax (719) 689-2774
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