Founded in 1891, Victor is only six miles from Cripple Creek and part of the
Gold Belt Tour
National Scenic Byway. Know as the "City of Mines, history is all over the place. Like it's neighbor, fire claimed most of the town in 1899 (but only once). It was rebuilt and many of the buildings survive like City Hall pictured here:
Gold Rush Days
Victor is a friendly little town with just about 450 residents who love to celebrate! The Annual Gold Rush Days is held on the 3rd weekend in July. Features a parade, tours, gold rush activities - great for the whole family. This year's event features
Gold Rush” 9 Mile Mountain Race.
Celebrate the Arts
Victor Celebrates the Arts is an art show but there's a twist. The ‘en plein air’ paintings produced during this event reflect Colorado’s authentic mining history and the beautiful mountain scenery. All paintings in the show are framed and available for purchase at the Victor Elks. Labor Day Weekend September 3, 4, 5.
Victor Celebrates the Arts
There's a lot more information about the events, shops, restaurants, hotels, and area activities on the official site at www.victorcolorado.com.
American Eagle Overlook
The American Eagle Mine was highly productive in it's day. Today as an overlook, it provides a view that has to be seen to be believed. At the top of the world, it's chilly even in the summer so bring a sweater:)
Download the PDF map to the Overlook.
Ride through Victor
Check it out with a video from takemytripdotcom. The tour goes through Victor, up to the American Eagle Overlook, and ends at Gold Camp Road.
Note: this drive gets to the stairs at the American Eagle Overlook. When you get there, walk up those stairs! The view is spectacular.