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Full Day Gold Belt Tour to Historic Cripple Creek & Victor
The Gold Belt Jeep Tour is a scenic excursion that begins in Cañon City at 5,300 feet, and peaks midway through the trip at 10,000 feet in the historic gold mining towns of Victor and Cripple Creek.
Cost: $169 Adult, $129 Under 12
Duration: Approximately 6 hours
Departure: 9:00 AM daily
Check-In: 30 minutes prior to tour
Elevation: 5,300 to 10,300 feet
Availability: 365 days/year
Ages: All ages are welcome. If a child requires a booster seat, customer must bring one.
Meal: Lunch included
Dogs Allowed: Yes. Restrictions & fees apply. See the FAQs or contact us for details.
Minimum Required: 4 People (Jun to mid-Aug), 2 People Off-Season
About the Gold Mining District
Known as America’s Greatest Gold Camp, these towns had over 500 mines which produced over 21 million ounces of gold, exceeding the combined production of the California and Alaska Gold Rushes. This tour follows the Cripple Creek and Florence Railroad route, built in 1894, past abandoned mines and a state-of-the-art open-pit gold mine still in use today… the world’s 4th largest gold mine!
Lunch from the Victor Bakery
Lunch is included from the historic Gold Camp Bakery in Victor, Colorado. The descent back will follow an old stagecoach road which has been described as “a rough and rugged, backcountry, mountainous drive for the adventuresome.”
A Historical Perspective
The Gold Belt Tour is more than just a great way to get away from the city and experience 360 degrees of heart-pounding views. Our dedicated and professional drivers will give interpretive talks about the history of the area and point out views like “Eye of the needle” rock, show you Indian petroglyphs, and keep a trained eye out for Colorado’s plentiful wildlife.
One of the highlights of this Jeep excursion is stopping by Garden Park where fossil hunters and scientists have been digging for dinosaur remains since 1877. The Marsh and Cleveland Quarries in Garden Park are known for the first complete skeletons of Stegosaurus and Allosaurus which are now exhibited in the Denver Museum of Natural History and the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, DC. The scenery of this trip is enhanced during the Autumn due to the changing colors of the Aspens from varying greens, golds and reds.
Fall Foliage Gold Belt (September & October)
Want to experience fall foliage? The leaf color change varies from year to year but typically peaks from mid-September to late October.
The Gold Belt Fall Foliage Tour climbs 5,000 feet above Canon City to witness the color change of the aspens. This is the exact same tour as the Gold Belt listed above, just during the fall. Use the Book Now button at the top of the page to make a reservation, call us for assistance, or send us an email.
• Wine tasting at Holy Cross Abbey after the tour. See the Partner Tours page for details.
At Colorado Jeep Tours, we will do everything possible to accommodate the needs of each guest. Call 719-275-6339 if you have questions or concerns, or if you need help booking a trip.