American Eagles Scenic Overlook

maw of the gigantic open pit of the active Cripple Creek and Victor gold mining operation

There are views to Pikes Peak and other mountain ranges from this high, windswept overlook. A brochure is available on-site. Image credit: Tripadvisor.com

A startling mix of old and new, this self-guiding, outdoor exhibit features restored mining equipment, shop buildings, and the headframe for the deepest shaft in the Cripple Creek district. One may also look down into the maw of the gigantic open pits of the active Cripple Creek and Victor gold mining operation.

Information:
Tel: 719-686-7955
On the web: American Eagles Mine Overlook
Note: This site is now closed to public access. From CCV Mining Company/Newmont Gold Mining: At this time, given increasing visitation to the site, upcoming mine operational changes that will increase mining traffic, and the sunset of an agreement with Teller County, CCV is required to address this safety risk.