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Vindicator Valley Trail

Road 81, Victor, CO
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Loved this historic gem

What a fantastic gem. Walk the trail around the abandoned mines of the scenic valley. Read the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Excellent Hiking Trail Through History

Depending on the route you take, it can be a leasurely stroll or a good work out. You wander... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2017
Meagen H
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2 weeks ago
“Loved this historic gem”
8 Apr 2017
“Excellent Hiking Trail Through History”
Road 81, Victor, CO
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic gem. Walk the trail around the abandoned mines of the scenic valley. Read the trail map so you don't miss any of the hike. My friends tried to wimp out on me and take a shortcut back to the car but I...More

Thank Marysland
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Depending on the route you take, it can be a leasurely stroll or a good work out. You wander through the mines of the late 1800's - early 1900's. Old Miners homes & lots of Headframes are scattered through the area. You get to see...More

Thank Meagen H
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Easy hike to mine for small children or Elders. Interesting area but travel at your own risk stay on trail warnings there for a reason.

Thank Sheila O
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

If you like poking around in old buildings and/or learning about mining history, this is a great stop! The trail is a 2 mile loop; it took us about 2 1/2 hours to complete it, but we were taking our time, nosing around in the...More

Thank Mellisa H
Reviewed 23 July 2016

This loop hike on gravel was well marked and highlighted with multiple abandoned gold mines in a 2 miles. In addition to mines there was an abandoned house, old explosive storage buildings and tons of history. This was a little strenuous to me due to...More

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 21 September 2015

This is one of my favorite places in Teller County because I love history. And on this trail, history is right there in front of me. The 2-mile(ish) loop trail is extremely well maintained, wide with crushed gravel to walk on. The real gems on...More

Thank Thomas A
Reviewed 6 August 2015

Nice trail and availability to be able to photograph this old mine and at the trailhead there is an information box with literature in it describing the area. Victor has quite a few mines you can drive around to. I would be attentive and obey...More

Thank rmr3599
Reviewed 24 August 2014

This is a two mile hike that is a loop trail that goes by many old mines in the Gold Field mining district. As one reviewer said, bring water - the sun feels strong at this elevation. There are various story boards along the way...More

Thank randisbrown
Reviewed 12 August 2014

This would be a good trail to take early in the day when it's cooler. In the afternoon it's pretty hot. Bring water definitely. It takes you by the old Vindicator Mine. Not sure how long it is. We didn't take the whole thing.

Thank ccindyk48
Reviewed 7 July 2013

...to century-old mining equipment. A good place to start on this trail is at the entrance to the American Eagle Overlook. A ways up the road is a turnoff to the left where you'll see a head frame, an ore building, a couple of deserted...More

2  Thank vinlyn
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