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Jun 6, 2011 - Cripple Creek and Victor

One evening Mary called to tell me about their time in Santa Fe, and she mentioned they had met a very fun RV couple who were parked next to them in Santa Fe; Mary told me that this couple from Tucson were heading to Colorado Springs next. She told us to look for a red Ford pick up with a white pull behind RV. Well, there are dozens of RV parks in the area, so we figured the chances of that particular couple ending up at our particular park was pretty low, but lo and behold, they did come to our park (and Mary didn’t even know which park we...

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Aug 26, 2009 - Cripple Creek

We took a drive over Ute Pass today to visit Cripple Creek, one of the old mining towns. The drive up was beautiful, and John, having by now gotten somewhat used to mountain passes remarked "When do we hit the summit?" I had to tell him we were on our way down! Cripple Creek has changed tremendously since my last visit as a child. I recall a town that was mostly ruins, a few brick buildings in the center of town and plenty of parking. Today it is a gambling hub with casinos sitting side-by-side on the main street. I noted little that was...

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Jun 17, 2009 - Cripple Creek Extraordinaire

Wednesday, June 17th: Cripple Creek, CO Up ~7: left ~9. Beautiful day! Drove west to Woodland Park and Divide and then south to Cripple Creek (past Connie and Kevin’s place). Ran into road “destruction” (as Bill says) and had ~30 minute wait. We were in Elk Valley, so I kept waiting for an elk to appear, but no luck. Beautiful mountains (the west side of Pike’s Peak), forests, meadows, streams, and ponds. We passed by the campground we stayed at on our last trip (at 10,000 feet!). We took a detour to Victor, another mining town near...

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Jun 5, 2009 - Cripple Creek, CO

Cripple Creek, CO was a mining town at one time. Recently it was a cute little mecca of interesting little shops--antiques, art galleries, t-shirt stores and fun eating places. Most recently, it has turned into almost all casinos. Not much else to see. There is the Molly Katherine Gold Mine which offers tours.

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May 4, 2009 - Snowed out of Pikes Peak

I had forgotten how much we loved the Colorado Springs area but we sure had a quick reminder this morning. I opened the blinds about 6AM and the sun was just starting to break. Much like Hawaii, the clouds settle around the base of the mountain and all of a sudden the sun starts showing and the clouds just rise up and disappear. It was awesome….. Our plans today was to take the train up to the top of Pikes Peak. The last time we were here we drove all 14,115ft above sea level but once was enough for me. Do you know that they don’t even have...

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Dec 2, 2007 - Phantom Canyon and Cripple Creek

Today we drove the Phantom Canyon road a former rail track up to Cripple Creek. The road was interesting to say the least. Sometimes single track through cuttings and as we got higher into the mountains fresh snow laid on the ground. At one point we stopped and allowed Jenny to have a romp in the snow which she really enjoyed. We went through the old mining town of Victor and then on to Cripple Creek where they still today mine for gold. At Cripple Creek we visited the new Pikes Peak Heritage Centre which told the story of the great glory...

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