Explore Historic Victor, Colorado
Victor, Colorado - the City of Gold Mines - is located at an elevation of nearly 10,000 feet on the southwest side of Pikes Peak, in the Cripple Creek Victor Mining District.
We are central to the Gold Belt National Scenic Byway and designated as a National Historic District. This well-preserved gold mining town is 5 miles from Cripple Creek and 45 minutes from Colorado Springs and Pikes Peak.
We are a unique setting of 1890's mine structures and turn-of-the-century brick buildings, unique shops and restaurants, as well as hiking trails, museums, and gold mining experiences. We have clean, cool mountain air and plenty of year-round sunshine. What we do not have - stoplights, chain stores, traffic, or anything resembling the rat race!
Victor is a treasure of historic sites, drives and activities for all ages. Year-round you can explore the 1890's gold rush legacy from railroads to mining to milling and ranching.
Some venues are seasonal but there are plenty of scenery and historic treasures to enjoy winter, spring, summer and fall. Gold panning and special guided tours are some of the summer-time family activities.
Visit the Trails of Gold hiking and biking trails, find Rita the Rock Planter troll, check out the local history museums, and drive the Gold Belt Byway.
Rita the Rock Planter, Thomas Dambo's new troll sculpture, is located on the
Little Grouse Mountain Trail. Funded by gcDIG, the troll is open to visits dawn to dusk. Please be sure to respect the fragile meadow land, stay on the designated trail, do not pick wildflowers, stay off of historic structures, and pack out all trash and dog waste.
Map showing hiking trails to the Troll
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE COLORFUL BIRD HOUSES MARK THE HIKING TRAILS THAT LEAD TO THE TROLL - the access by road is a different route and requires hiking on a .25 mile trail. See gcDIG or STCFG.com for more info.
Stay and Explore More
Victor's historic hotels offer rest and relaxation - real respites from the hectic world. From themed rooms at the Black Monarch Hotel to historic relaxation at the Victor Hotel, find an excuse to stay and explore Victor!
From burgers and fries to green chili, espresso, and German bakery items, Victor's restaurants and bars serve up a variety of treats.
If you want to stay in Victor and play in Cripple Creek, use the Gold Camp Connector shuttle service to and from Cripple Creek.