CC&V 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 online reservation 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 staff member.
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 online reservation 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.
719-689-5509 - 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 a reservation.
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 email at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mine Tour Schedule & Info
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 here.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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. Newmont Mining Corporation with offices in Denver 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.