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.
All employers, employees and residents within the Cripple Creek and Victor area are encouraged to participate in an online survey beginning May 1st. The study is designed to assess the housing and community needs of residents and employees in the area, with the survey providing valuable insight into the extent to which local employers, residents and employees are impacted (or not) by the availability of housing. The cities of Cripple Creek and Victor are sponsoring this study to better understand and plan for our resident and workforce housing needs now and, in the future to support our community and economy. We need to hear from you to make this study a success! More information coming soon!
Due to changes implemented by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Cripple Creek Police Department (CCPD) will no longer offer non-criminal fingerprint services to the general public after October 20, 2018. Click to download more information
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
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