From Colorado Springs, take a 45-minute, beautifully scenic drive to the western face of Pikes Peak and the mining town of Cripple Creek, Colorado. The town’s rich history, exciting attractions and stunning views of the Rocky Mountains will fill your visit with lasting memories. Once bustling with gold-seekers, Cripple Creek is still a place to visit for those looking to strike it rich – in the casinos! Take a tour of a modern, working gold mine and compare it to a tour of the historic Mollie Kathleen Mine. Cripple Creek, Colorado is also home to some of the state’s most unusual events, like Donkey Derby Days and the Cripple Creek Ice Festival.