conducts guided tours of their operations Memorial Day-Labor Day. Tours
originate at the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, in Victor, CO. All
proceeds from the tours are donated to the museum
PLEASE NOTE - tours have limited seating and book up
quickly; please call or make an
at least 24 hours in
advance. Online, pre-paid reservations receive first priority. The
online calendar shows live, up -to-the-minute availability.
If you make
a reservation online, you can use either Paypal or select
the option that allows you to pay with a credit card. Be
sure to click on Pay Now to complete the reservation
otherwise we do not receive any notice of your reservation. If you
book online, you must receive an email confirmation form to be
guaranteed reservations. If you have any questions about the process
or think your reservation was not confirmed, please call email
firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 719-689-5509
during summer months and speak to a
For phone reservations,
please leave a message at least 24
hours ahead of the desired tour time.
Leaving a message does not guarantee a reservation. You must speak with
a staff person, make an
and receive an email confirmation, or email and receive an email
confirmation from staff to be guaranteed a seat.
719-689-4211 - CC&V reservation line: if you just leave a
message that will not guarantee a reservation. We make every effort
to return phone messages in a timely manner, but messages left after
5 p.m. May 24-Sept. 1 will not be returned until the following day
after 10 a.m. Staff is limited so please be patient.
Victor Lowell Thomas Museum direct line Memorial Day weekend through
Labor Day. You
are welcome to leave a message before or after hours, but please be
sure you speak with someone in person - leaving a message does not
guarantee a reservation. We make every effort to return phone
messages in a timely manner, but messages left after 5 p.m. May
24-Sept. 1 will not be returned until the following day after 10
a.m. Staff is limited so please be patient.
In the event your desired tour date and time are booked, we welcome you
to come to the museum as a “stand
by” in case of cancellation or no-show.
You must be present at the museum 15 minutes before the tour to
be considered a stand by.
Our reservation system records those wishing to be placed on a
waiting list - be advised being on a waiting list does not guarantee
All cancellations or changes made after 24 hours prior to 10
a.m. on the tour reservation date will not be
refunded. Cancellations may be made by phone at 719-689-5509, or
Please visit the
Online Reservation System to view availability. Note that
availability can change based on phone reservations and walk ins.
If you are trying to make group reservations or have questions
during the times of the year the museum is closed, please email
Mine Tour Schedule
Daily Memorial Day to Labor Day,
except no tours Thursdays
10 a.m. & 1 p.m.
(Selected days may have 2 p.m. tours available.)
$7.50 per person, all ages
Tours are limited to 13
(van capacity). For group tour requests click
Tours are about 2 hours in length and begin at the Victor Lowell Thomas Museum, 3rd & Victor Ave., Victor CO, promptly at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour time to sign waivers and view a safety video. Reservation holders who do not arrive 15 minutes early may be replaced with a standby and your reservation will not be refunded.
Your tour will take you
into an active mining area and around large equipment; this is not
an underground tour.
The elevation will vary
as will the temperatures and the driving/walking surfaces will be
rocky; please dress for cold, windy weather and wear appropriate
walking shoes - no open-toed shoes (sandals) are allowed.
CC&V has policies in
place to keep you safe and trained tour guides who will ensure these
policies are followed.
Maximum on each tour is 13 (van capacity)
Cost of the tour is
$7.50 per person - All cancellations and changes are subject to
cancellation fee of $3.75 per person. Cancellations or changes must be
made at least 24 hours prior to 9 a.m. on the tour reservation date. All
cancellations or changes made after 24 hours prior to 9 a.m. on the tour
reservation date will not be refunded. Cancellations may be made by
phone at 719-689-5509, or email at
All tour participants must sign a release form; parents of children under 18 must sign the release form for the children.
No children under 5 are allowed on tours.
Tour participants must wear closed toe shoes (no sandals allowed) and will be required to wear hardhats and safety glasses provided by CC&V.
If any participant on the tour becomes unruly or fails to comply
with directions from the tour guide or other CC&V Team Member, the tour
will terminate and all participants will promptly leave CC&V's property.
Please note: If you need to cancel or change you will need to email email@example.com or call 719-689-4211 or 719-689-5509 no later than 9 a.m. 24 hours before your reservation time. A cancellation fee of $3.75 per person will be retained.
Cripple Creek & Victor Gold Mining Company
Living A Mining Heritage
Driving through the area you will see signs of active mining in just
about every phase. From the valley fill/gold recovery operation along
Highway 67, near the Little Grouse Mountain Trailhead, to the surface
mine operation that can be seen from American Eagles Overlook, you will
gain a perspective of modern-day methods that keep the historic gold
mining legacy alive. AngloGold Ashanti (Colorado) Corp., a wholly owned
subsidiary of AGANA, is majority owner and manager of Cripple Creek &
Victor Gold Mining Company (CC&V) whose gold mining interests are
located in Teller County between Cripple Creek and Victor.
CC&V strives for excellence in corporate responsibility. Since 1994,
CC&V has committed its organization, corporate values and resources to
the betterment of the communities in which it lives, works, and plays
in. Setting the highest standards of performance for the operation
remains CC&V’s pre-eminent goal as they continue into the 21st Century.
When you travel throughout the district you will find evidence of CC&V’s
willingness to preserve historic structures and to allow public access
to historic mining artifacts.