Cripple Creek and Victor, Colorado Welcome to our historic driving tour. The Golden Loop is a side trip from the Gold Belt Scenic and Historic Byway.
We invite you to visit Victor & Cripple Creek and take a drive around Golden Loop. The 1890’s gold rush made this area one of the most famous mining districts in the world.
Thousands flocked to the area in search of golden wealth - leaving behind the mines and towns that still dot the landscape near Victor and Cripple Creek. This driving tour is designed to help you better experience the history of the gold rush as well as the present day mining operations. This tour is provided courtesy of the Southern Teller County Focus Group, a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about mining and preserving the mining heritage that made Victor famous.
We hope you enjoy your visit and please, remember to stay on public roads and trails.