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“Highlight of our trip, including Yellowstone, Black Hills, Teatons!”

Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad
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Owner description: A trip on the Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad, reveals scenic wonders around every curve as century-old steam locomotive transports you back to the gold mining days of Cripple Creek & Victor, Colorado. A treat for railroad and history buffs, kids and the whole family.The locomotive is a 15 ton iron horse of the 0-4-0 type typical of the early day steam engines so important to the winning of the west. The track goes south out of Cripple Creek, past the old Midland Terminal Wye over a reconstructed trestle, past many historic mines and terminates near the deserted mining camp of Anaconda, then returns back to Cripple Creek.Trains leave every 40 minutes from mid-May thru mid-October from our 1894 depot and gift shop at the head of historic Bennett Avenue in Cripple Creek. See our annual schedule.Take this is spectacular 45-minute trip of beautiful colors and fascinating experiences… the old steam engine with its pillaring smoke, sounds of steam and working steel… all the effects familiar to the hardy miners who rode the Midland Terminal roadbed when Cripple Creek District’s population approached over 50,000.This unique four-mile round- trip includes an interesting and educational narration on the rich history only a dynamic gold town could produce. Also stops for special points of interest, impressive photo spots, and Echo valley.Handicap and Wheelchair Accommodation is provided with assistance from our staff, please call for specific arrangements.You will enjoy every minute of the ride and will have a better knowledge of this world famous town….Cripple Creek, Colorado.
Rocky Mount, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Highlight of our trip, including Yellowstone, Black Hills, Teatons!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2011

This was enjoyed buy ALL in our group off 11 ages from 9 to 74! Was a VERY fun part of our 2 week trip wich included, Black Hills, Yellowstone, Teatons, Pikes Peak!

Visited September 2011
Thank Richard S
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Imperial, MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Eh, I could take it or leave it”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2011

The best part of the trip was when they pulled the train's lever and listened to the echo in the mountains. The kids enjoyed the train ride, we did learn a thing or two about C.C., but we were disappointed with the length of the ride. You travel one way for maybe a half of a mile, then turn back around (not a full loop). There is not much to look at to be honest.

I can't say I recommend this place for the money. If you go, look on their website for coupons. With coupons I think we paid almost $40 for a family of 4.

Visited June 2011
3 Thank kthmiles
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Junction City, Kansas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2011

We enjoyed this short train ride. We were able to see many old gold mine camps and hear about the history of many of them. It was nice to sit and see many of the views that were available. We would suggest to go in the morning. Also, we were able to bring our own drinks and food onto the train. I would suggest this for people with young children. I could see how teenageres would find it boring. The views were nice for all of us. My husband did not have to focus on driving and could actually see the views.

Visited July 2011
1 Thank travelinmomma_3
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“barely average”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2011

The train goes down the track a little ways and backs up. The views are better on the highway.

It is nearly impossible to hear the engineer/guide and the stories he told were either inaccurate or boring and unfunny.

It is neat to ride a train in this area but once is more than enough. Not a good value at all. Get a buck off online.

Visited July 2011
2 Thank Phil225
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jeffbirm, Owner at Cripple Creek & Victor Narrow Gauge Railroad, responded to this review, 25 July 2011
Thank you for the feedback, we are continually looking to improve the way that we do business and I am sorry that you were not 100% satisfied. We have operating for over 40 years and have serve about 40,000 satisfied guests each year. I would be interested to hear about any ideas you would have that might make the trip a better and better serve someone of your interests.
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“Wonderful way to learn about Cripple Creek's history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2011

Went to Cripple Creek as a day trip while in Colorado Springs. First, the drive out was incredible! Beautiful views (and a couple of scary mountain passes, just as a warning) and a great way to experience the mountains. The train depot is just inside the city, very easy to find. The train ride was about 45 minutes, and another beautiful way to enjoy the mountains and scenery. They make 3 stops (you don't get off the train) to explain some of Cripple Creek's history (like, did you know it was in the running to be named the capital of Colorado?). You see some old mines and learn a ton about the history of this area. Our whole family (kids ages 5, 11, 13) enjoyed this train ride and we all agreed that the day would not have been complete without it!!

Visited July 2011
1 Thank stagingsteph
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