A Complete Guide to Colorado’s Historical Gold Belt

About 100 miles south of Denver, tucked neatly behind Pike’s famed peak, lies one of the most historically rich sites in all of Colorado: The Gold Belt. A literal gold mine beginning in the late 1800s, the area is still mined today producing upwards of $700 million in gold each year.

Cripple Creek and Victor are the two main towns in this area, both beautifully preserving their history for us all to enjoy. Trust us, as far as mountain towns go here in Colorado this one is a gem. The scenery, the history and the activities on offer will make it the perfect weekend getaway.

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