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.
|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.|
Sign up for Peak Alerts for important notifications by public safety agencies in El Paso and Teller Counties. Peak Alerts notify you of emergency situations that are a threat to life or property and are deemed dangerous by public safety officials. Examples of emergency situations may include but is not limited to, natural or man-made disasters, hazardous materials incidents, missing persons, law enforcement activity impacting the public, evacuation notices, and more. Sign up today by clicking on the Peak Alerts image above – Stay Informed!!!
337 E. Bennett Ave.
P.O. Box 430
Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Fax (719) 689-2774
Click Below for Event and Tourism Information: