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Scenic Byway: Gold Belt Tour

By on October 20, 2017

Cars creep along a ledge chiseled from a steep cliff. A creek tumbles through a granite gorge 200 feet below. While drivers rivet their eyes on the narrow road,…

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Mining

It’s a Winner: Cripple Creek Opens Heritage Center

By on November 19, 2009

From the window wall of the new Pikes Peak Heritage Center overlooking Cripple Creek, watch the sun cast its golden glow over the town below and Sangre de Cristo…

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Art and Culture

Cripple Creek: More Than a Gamble

By on November 17, 2008

The 1890s gold-rush boom town of Cripple Creek, on the back side of Pikes Peak, had nearly become a Colorado ghost town by the mid-20th century. Weekends, weak streams…

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